Story: Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties

Apirana Ngata, 1932

Apirana Ngata, 1932

In 1932, when this photograph was taken, Apirana Ngata (second from left) was the third-ranked cabinet member of the ruling United–Reform coaltion. He is seen with other cabinet members including Public Works and Transport Minister Gordon Coates (in light coat) and Prime Minister George Forbes (third from right).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - The emergence of the party system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016