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Moana Roa Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 Documentary Captioned

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Once a native priest told him when to plough and when to plant. Today he has an agricultural expert behind him to help get the best out of his land.
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Before the white man came, we lived always on the goodness of the earth and the riches of moana roa. Sickness rarely touched us, or only in familiar ways.
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Our children, who look to the future and the white man’s way, can turn back with pride to the songs of their ancestors who lifted up the sky and sailed their great canoes to horizons beyond horizons.
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Towards these people, New Zealand has followed a policy in line with her successful guidance of her own Māoris.
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