Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Wiremu Pere, MP

Wiremu Pere, MP

The East Coast political leader Wiremu Pere is shown here about 1885, the year after he was first elected to the seat of Eastern Māori. At the following election, in 1887, he lost the seat to James Carroll. Carroll later won the general seat of Waiapu, and Pere again became the member for Eastern Māori in 1894. He joined the Kotahitanga movement, campaigning at one time for a separate Māori parliament. In 1907 he was appointed to the Legislative Council.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, General Assembly Library Collection (PAColl-0838)
Reference: 35mm-00189-B-F
Photograph by William Henshaw Clarke

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Controversy over Māori seats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016