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Māori councils: Tākitimu Māori Council (3rd of 3)

Māori councils: Tākitimu Māori Council

The inaugural meeting of the Tākitimu Māori Council, in 1902, was held at Te Poho-o-Rāwiri meeting house, Gisborne, in 1902. The council was a government-sponsored form of the traditional rūnanga (tribal council). Seated: Mr Brooking, Otene Pitau. Front row standing: Takina (Kaiti), Charles Ferris (Gisborne), Hetekia Te Kane Pere (Gisborne), Paratene Tatae (Manutūkē), Hemi Tutapu, Matenga Taihuka Te Kooti (far right). Back row: Hapi Hinaki (Whāngārā), Paora Kohu (Muriwai), Pewhairangi (Tokomaru Bay), Rangi (Tolaga Bay), Arani Kunaiti (Te Rēinga).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Peter Gordon Collection
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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Parliamentary unity movements, 1870 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33594/maori-councils-takitimu-maori-council (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012