Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women



This is the wedding photo of Niniwa-i-te-rangi (seated, right), who was marrying a much younger man, Tamaihotua Āporo, in the early 1900s. Niniwa was from Ngāti Kahungunu, and was a renowned orator, regularly speaking on the marae. She was also a strong land-rights advocate and had been a prominent figure within the Kotahitanga parliament. Behind her, from left, are Hare Hongi (Henry Matthew Stowell), Maata Te Awa and Alf Needham.

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Leadership after colonisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2024)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017