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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University. Wellington Vol. 23 No. 6 1960

Honoureng The Dead

Honoureng The Dead

The politically dead, anyway. Of course, no one grudges the hon. E. Tirlkatene his knighthood. He has proved a worthy and distinguished servant of the Maori people in the House of Representatives. But it is a little unusual to awards to a sitting Cabinet minister—particularly a Labour one.

It does make one think. Could it all have been carefully calculated? After all, Tirikatene is more popular among the Maoris than the Minister of Maori Affairs.

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