Definition of land march in English:

land march


the land march
  • A protest march on the New Zealand parliament to demand an end to the appropriation of Maori land, held in 1975.

    ‘we've got records going back to the 75 land march’
    • ‘It can be seen as restoring the historic link between Maori and working class Pakeha expressed by Ratana and the 1975 Land March, in an age when Labour can no longer be seen as a working class party.’
    • ‘We all remember the iconic picture of Dame Whena Cooper starting the first land march with the simple words 'Not one acre more'.’
    • ‘Every part of Mary McFarlane's Hikoi Iti helped people walk - and are now combined to tell the story of Cooper's historic land march from Northland to Wellington in 1975, ending on the steps of Parliament with 5000 followers.’
    • ‘They have their roots in the Maori activism that arose out of the land marches.’
    • ‘They are backing the one-hour documentary about the 1975 land march.’
    • ‘Whina Cooper's Maori land march, and protests about abortion rights, workers' rights and our soldiers killing Vietnamese people for right-wing ideologues in Washington DC, were there too.’
    • ‘In a 1975 documentary of the land march, she talks of Maori geographical names being supplanted by European names.’
    • ‘Tribute was paid to Dame Whina Cooper, the leader of the 1975 Maori land march, during debate in Parliament today on four Treaty of Waitangi settlements being passed into law - those of northern tribes Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kuri, and Ngai Takoto.’
    • ‘A one-hour one-off documentary will focus on the 1975 Land March.’
    • ‘Together with the 1975 land march, these moments marked a turning point in New Zealand's history.’