Kōrero: Treaty of Waitangi

First Māori MPs: Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi (3 o 3)

First Māori MPs: Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi

Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi was a leader of Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi from the Whanganui region. He opposed the Māori King movement and in 1864 led Māori allies of the government at the battle of Moutoa. In other engagements during the New Zealand wars he became known as General Mete Kīngi. He became the first member of Parliament for Western Māori in 1868. In 1881 he took part in the dispersal of most of the residents of Parihaka.

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Māori responses to the treaty – 1880 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37971/first-maori-mps-mete-kingi-te-rangi-paetahi (accessed 22 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012