Statement regarding the death of Ralph Hotere ONZ
Statement regarding the death of Ralph Hotere
It was with great sadness that I learned of
the passing of Ralph Hotere – one of New Zealand’s
Mr Hotere was a quiet man of great
strength and character whose contributions, through his many
iconic artworks, provide thought provoking commentary on the
many facets of New Zealand.
I had the privilege, in March
last year, of conferring our country’s top honour on Ralph
Hotere, who was made a member of The Order of New Zealand,
recognising his outstanding service to the Crown and to the
people of New Zealand. It was a memorable and moving
ceremony that celebrated his lifetime of work.
Hotere was a man of great mana – a mana which will endure
through his artwork.
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry
Governor-General of New
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