Story: Cultural go-betweens

Whina Cooper (2nd of 2)

Whina Cooper

The Rarawa (Northland) leader Whina Cooper is shown in full cry in this 1951 photo. She took over Te Puea's role as the country's greatest Māori woman leader, and is shown here addressing the first national conference of the Māori Women's Welfare League, after being elected its first president.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Photograph by Barry Woods

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Mark Derby, 'Cultural go-betweens - Political go-betweens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018