meri mangakahia

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia


  • 22 May 186810 Oct 1920

Meri Mangakāhia petitioned the government on land rights and argued for women’s suffrage, and actively participated in the Kotahitanga movement, the Māori parliament based at Pāpāwai, Wairarapa. 

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Events In History

  • In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.

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