Story: Tirikātene-Sullivan, Tini Whetū Marama

Labour cabinet, 1972

Labour cabinet, 1972

Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan (right) with her colleagues in the 1972 Labour cabinet, in which Whetū was the first Māori woman cabinet minister. Prime Minister Norman Kirk is seated at front left beside the governor-general, Sir Denis Blundell.

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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, (accessed 8 February 2023)