LADY BUCK'S ASHES
Last May, Margaret Lady Buck, Sir Peter's widow, died at Honolulu. During Te Rangihiroa's last visit to New Zealand in 1948, Lady Buck became widely known to the Maori people as they both travelled from marae to marae. It was her wish that her ashes should be interred in the vault at Okaki burial ground, where her husband's last remains were taken in great ceremony four years ago. Leaving Parliament Buildings on Saturday, July 5, the cortege bearing her ashes travelled via Otaki and Opunake, where stops were made, to Manukorihi Pa, Waitara. The ceremony at the vault at Okoki was on the following Sunday, in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Walter Nash, the Hon. E. T. Tirikatene, Mrs I. Ratana, M.P., and the former Minister of Maori Affairs, Mr E. B. Corbett.
Respect was paid to Lady Buck's ashes at Orimupiko marae, Opunake. On the right is the new meeting house Ohinetuhirau, which was opened by the Prime Minister on the occasion of this visit. (Photo: Taranaki Daily News.)