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Whina Cooper

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Nō Te Rarawa a Whina Cooper, ā, ka ārahi i te iwi Māori mai i te tekau tau 1950. Ko ia tonu te perehitini tuatahi o te Rōpū Wāhine Toko i te Ora, engari, i hau ōna rongo mō te ārahi i te hīkoi rongonui mai i Te Hāpua i Te Hiku-o-te-Ika ki te Pāremata i Pōneke.

Whina Cooper (Te Rarawa) found a role as a pan-tribal Māori leader from the 1950s. She was the foundation president of the Māori Women's Welfare League, but is best known for leading the famous 1975 land march from Te Hāpua (in the far north) to Parliament in Wellington.

Published on: 28 Jun 2013

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ISBN

  • Mobi: 978-0-478-39825-0

Further Information

This biography of Whina Cooper from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is available in te reo Māori and English. See also a shorter biography on NZHistory.

Read about the Te Rarawa iwi on Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

Read about Whina Cooper's involvement in the 1975 land march on NZHistory.

Watch a contemporary documentary about the 1975 land march on NZ on Screen or one on Whina Cooper – Te Whaea o te Motu (1992) on YouTube.

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Updated on 23rd July 2015