Story: Treaty of Waitangi

First Māori MPs: Tāreha Te Moananui (1st of 3)

First Māori MPs: Tāreha Te Moananui

Tāreha Te Moananui was a prominent Ngāti Kahungunu chief from the area now called Napier. He became the first member of Parliament for the Eastern Māori electorate in 1868, after supporting the government's military actions against followers of the Pai Mārire religion.

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Māori responses to the treaty – 1880 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36368/first-maori-mps-tareha-te-moananui (accessed 6 April 2020)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012