apirana ngata

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Āpirana Turupa Ngata

Lifetime:

  • 3 Jul 187414 Jul 1950
Biography
Āpirana Ngata

Ngāti Porou leader and politician Āpirana Ngata is one of New Zealand's best-known figures. Working through traditional tribal structures and as MP for Eastern Māori, he worked to strengthen Māori communities and revive Māori culture.

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Events In History

Articles

Māori and the Second World War

  • Māori and the Second World War

    Despite some opposition, nearly 16,000 Maori enlisted for service during the Second World War. By 1945 the 28th (Maori) Battalion had became one of New Zealand's most celebrated and decorated units. But Maori contributed to the war effort in many different ways, at home and overseas.

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  • Page 1 - Maori and the Second World WarDespite some opposition, nearly 16,000 Maori enlisted for service during the Second World War. By 1945 the 28th (Maori) Battalion had became one of New Zealand's most celebrated

Māori and the First World War

  • Māori and the First World War

    Māori reactions to serving in the First World War largely reflected iwi experiences of British actions in the 19th century.

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  • Page 2 - White man's war?Imperial policy initially doubted the wisdom of 'native' troops fighting a 'white man's

Waitangi Day

  • Waitangi Day

    Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. For most people, Waitangi Day is a holiday; for many, and especially for Māori, it is a time for reflecting on the Treaty and its place in modern New Zealand.

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  • Page 3 - Waitangi Day 1940s-1950sFrom the 1940s the Treaty and Waitangi began to find a place in the national consciousness. For most New Zealanders, they were of historical interest

Māori in the NZEF

  • Māori in the NZEF

    More than 2000 Maori served in the Māori Contingent and Pioneer Battalion during the First World War

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  • Page 3 – Pioneer Battalion

    In early 1916 the Maori Contingent ceased to exist and was replaced by the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion.

Treaty timeline

The Treaty in practice

  • The Treaty in practice

    Amalgamating Māori into colonial settler society was a key part of British policy in New Zealand after 1840. Economic and social change, along with land-purchase programmes, were central to this process.

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  • Page 4 - Shared issues and approachesProspects for Māori looked bleak at the beginning of the 20th century. A shared sense of grievance emerged, and new leaders paved the way for new approaches to the

Scenery preservation 1903-1953

  • Scenery preservation 1903-1953

    Premier Richard Seddon outlined his vision for 'God's own country' in 1903 as he steered the Scenery Preservation Act through Parliament. This act was an important landmark in preserving New Zealand's natural and historic heritage.

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  • Page 7 - Maori and scenic reservesInitially Maori had mixed feelings about the Scenery Preservation Act. The Member of Parliament for Northern Maori, Hone Heke Ngapua, welcomed it as a way to protect totara and

Parliament's people

  • Parliament's people

    \Today there are 120 MPs in New Zealand's Parliament, which is a far cry from the 37 who met for the first time in Auckland in 1854.

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  • Page 3 - Māori MPsLeaders of Māori society have represented their people in the House, including Maui Pomare, James Carroll, Matiu Rata and, most famously, Apirana

Parliament's culture and traditions