Story: Muldoon, Robert David

Thea Muldoon with Black Power members

Thea Muldoon with Black Power members

During his political career, Rob Muldoon developed a good relationship with some gangs, especially Black Power, helping them to find accommodation and form work trusts. They treated him with respect, and Black Power performed a haka at his funeral. Thea Muldoon visited the Black Power marae in Wellington after a memorial service for Muldoon at Wellington Cathedral in September 1992. She is shown seated between Bumpa Mahauraki (left) and Lani Clark.

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Barry Gustafson. 'Muldoon, Robert David', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2017)