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.
Tāngia te kōrero katoa
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6419 CR113
Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga must be obtained before any re-use of this material.