Kōrero: Gender inequalities

First Māori woman MP (3 o 4)

First Māori woman MP

Iriaka Rātana, the first Māori woman to become a member of Parliament, represented the enormous Western Maori electorate from 1949 to 1969. Like Elizabeth McCombs, New Zealand's first woman MP, Rātana won the seat following the death of her husband (Matiu). Deeply involved in the Rātana religious and political movement, she travelled around the electorate by train and bus, and in cars driven by locals.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK W3495 21 21B

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Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Politics and citizenship', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28636/first-maori-woman-mp (accessed 1 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Anne Else, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Jun 2018