Voters in the Southern Māori electorate wait outside a polling booth at a Kaiapoi school in 1902. The sitting MP, Tame Parata (Ngāi Tahu, Waitaha and Ngāti Māmoe), was returned in this election. He spent much of his parliamentary career attempting to provide for landless South Island Māori. The Southern Māori seat was later held for more than 30 years by Eruera Tirikātene, who was then succeeded by his daughter, Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan.
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