He Tipua

He Tipua

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Apirana Turupa Ngata (1874-1943) of Ngati Porou was one of the most important and illustrious New Zealanders of the twentieth century. He was the most influential Maori leader of recent times. He was born into a world in which Maori were in a debilitated state caused by military domination and land alienation. Maori, at the beginning of Ngata's life, were said to be a dying race. Ngata's lifelong mission was to restore the balance. Ngata had great gifts of intelligence, energy and foresight. He was the first Maori to obtain a university degree. He was a Member of Parliament from 1905 to 1943 and a hugely influential Minister of Maori Affairs from 1928 to 1934. In this much-acclaimed first-ever full biography of Apirana Turupa Ngata, Ranginui Walker describes in detail the huge impact Ngata had on the social, cultural, economic and political landscape of New Zealand.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0143020641
  • 9780143020646