Story: Tirikātene-Sullivan, Tini Whetū Marama

Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan and husband Denis

Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan and husband Denis

Whetū Tirikātene married Denis Sullivan in March 1967, shortly after replacing her father in the Southern Māori seat. Whetū 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. 'Tirikātene-Sullivan, Tini Whetū 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 5 October 2022)