Edited by Wiremu and Te Ohorere Kaa, this is the writings of Sir Apirana Ngata - Ngāti Porou leader, land reformer, politician and scholar written in te reo Māori.
Kaa, W. and Te O. Kaa (Eds). Apirana Turupa Ngata: Āna Tuhinga i te Reo Māori. Wellington, Victoria University Press, 1996.
From the 1890s onwards, Ngāti Porou’s greatest leader, Apirana Turupa Ngata, rose to prominence. He was the first Māori to graduate with a degree. He not only set an example for his tribe through political leadership and achievement, but also made a monumental contribution to the young nation through his erudition and fearless stance on Māori development.
His leadership in the revitalisation of the Māori people at a period of the lowest ebb of population and morale brought about far-reaching changes. Ngata instigated farming on land that remained in Māori hands, land administration, cultural revival in the arts and literature, and the promotion of sports (rugby, hockey, tennis) through intertribal competition. The positive impact of these initiatives is still felt today.
Edited by Wiremu and Te Ohorere Kaa, both of Ngāti Porou; this publication is the writings of Sir Apirana Ngata - Ngāti Porou leader, land reformer, politician and scholar written in te reo Māori
This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.