The Young Māori Party, an influential political force from the 1890s, was not an organised political party. Rather it was an alliance of Māori MPs, many of them former students of Te Aute College in Hawke's Bay. Leading figures were (clockwise from top left) James Carroll (Ngāti Kahungunu), Āpirana Ngata (Ngāti Porou), Māui Pōmare (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Toa) and Peter Buck, also known as Te Rangi Hīroa (Ngāti Mutunga). The older Carroll was a mentor for the others. All four men were eventually knighted.
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