Story: Tirikatene-Sullivan, Tini Whetu Marama

Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan and husband Denis

Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan and husband Denis

Whetu Tirikatene married Denis Sullivan in March 1967, shortly after replacing her father in the Southern Māori seat. Whetu enjoyed dressing in garments featuring Māori motifs, and was keenly aware of the political statement she made through her design choices. 

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Helen Brown. 'Tirikatene-Sullivan, Tini Whetu Marama ', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6t6/tirikatene-sullivan-tini-whetu-marama (accessed 19 December 2018)