Barry Barclay Maori film-maker dies

20 02 2008

Barry Barclay
Barry Barclay ( 1944 – 2008 )

Barry Barclay passed away just after midnight 19th Feb, 2008 at Rawene Hospital as the result of a stroke. He died peacefully.

Barry Barclay was the first Maori to direct a feature length film with the 1987 film Ngati.

He lay for one night at his partner’s house in Omapere, Hokianga tonight.

After discussion with family members who gathered there and the home people it has been decided to take his body to lie in state on the Whangaehu Marae on State Highway 3 between Wanganui and Turakina, thus returning him and his family to their Ngati Apa homelands. We hope to arrive at Whangaehu between 7 & 8 pm on Wednesday 20th February.

No date has been set for his burial yet.

All enquiries to Pahia Turia at Whangaehu tel: 027 223 9393 or 06 342 6688

Or to Rawiri Paratene 027 676 3606, (though communication with might be difficult)

We will not be stopping in Auckland or anywhere else en route as we are hoping to get to Whangaehu before sunset.

Please feel free to circulate this information as widely as possible.

Nga mihi aroha kia tatou katoa i tenei wa pouri.

Arohanui

Rawiri Paratene (for the family of Barry Barclay)

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