Story: Tirikatene-Sullivan, Tini Whetu Marama

Labour cabinet, 1972

Labour cabinet, 1972

Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan (right) with her colleagues in the 1972 Labour cabinet, in which Whetu was the first Māori woman cabinet minister. Prime Minister Norman Kirk is seated at front left beside the governor-general, Sir Denis Blundell.

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Helen Brown. 'Tirikatene-Sullivan, Tini Whetu Marama ', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)