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Calling it Whare Ra and placing in on a sacred hill (along with the rest of the village) was enlightened and inclusive and colour blind. The Order also had members who were leaders in the local and national Maori Community. At the time the attitude to Maori was beginning to change. WW1 saw the first Maori Battalion formed and fears of another Maori uprising had passed. Maori had the vote since 1893. While things were not idyllic the colonialist attitude to Maori was different from other countries. The Felkins were interested in the Maori magic too.