Story: Tūtaki, Robert Pānapa

Robert Pānapa Tūtaki (seated second from right) at a New Zealand Workers' Union Conference, 1925

Robert Pānapa Tūtaki (seated second from right) at a New Zealand Workers' Union Conference, 1925

From the 1920s Bob Tūtaki gave up shearing to become an official organiser for the New Zealand Workers' Union, which by then was representing the interests of Māori as well as Pākehā shearers.

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John E. Martin. 'Tūtaki, Robert Pānapa', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3t46/tutaki-robert-panapa (accessed 3 August 2021)