John Patterson (Southern Maori politician)

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John Patterson
Hōne Paratene Tamanuiarangi
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Southern Maori
In office
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Hori Kerei Taiaroa
Personal details
Born c.1821
Died (aged 78)
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Hōne Paratene Tamanuiarangi (c.1821 – 30 April 1899), also known as John Patterson, was a Māori member of Parliament in New Zealand. He was one of four Māori elected in 1868 for the new Māori electorates in the New Zealand parliament

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1868–1870 4th Southern Maori Independent

He represented the electorate of Southern Maori from 1868 to 1870 when he retired.[1]

As a young man, Patterson was involved in whaling with Philip Ryan at Oashore Bay, south of Lake Forsyth on the southern coast of Banks Peninsula. He also participated in the West Coast Gold Rush of the mid-1860s. He died aged 78 years at Kaiapoi in 1899.[2]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "Death of a well-known Maori". The Press. 2 May 1899. p. 6. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Southern Maori
Succeeded by
Hori Kerei Taiaroa