Story: Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties

Iriaka Rātana, 1966

Iriaka Rātana, 1966

With fellow Labour MPs, Iriaka Rātana speaks to supporters of the Rātana political movement on Manukorihi marae, Waitara. She became a second wife to Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, the founder of the Rātana faith, in 1925. After his death in 1939 she married his son Matiu Rātana, whom she later succeeded as the MP for Western Māori.

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Reference: AAMK W3495 21 21B

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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - Rātana, Labour and Mana Motuhake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36742/iriaka-ratana-1966 (accessed 23 September 2020)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016