The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73
Mr. T. Parata, — Southern Maori District
Mr. T. Parata,
Southern Maori District.
Tame Parata was born at Ruapaki Island and is 59 years of age. He has sat in Parliament from 1885 to to the present. Mr. Parata is a half-caste, his father (Anglice Pratt), being the commander of an American whaler. His mother's name was Roroteke, her tribe being the Ngati-Huirapa. He has devoted himself to trying to secure land for landless Natives, and the education of the Native youth, so that Maoris and Half-Castes may eventually join with Europeans under one law and Government.
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Votes recorded, 549.