Story: Hond, Patricia Laura Te Waikapoata

The first two Māori policewomen, 1955

The first two Māori policewomen, 1955

Pat Hond (right) joined the New Zealand Police Force in 1955 and was the first Māori policewoman until the arrival of Bernadette Mariu (left) later the same year.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
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How to cite this page:

Jeff Hond. 'Hond, Patricia Laura Te Waikapoata', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)