Taite Te Tomo

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1930–1931 23rd Western Maori Reform
1931–1935 24th Western Maori Reform

Taite Te Tomo (1883 – 22 May 1939) was a Māori and Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

He won the Western Maori electorate in a 1930 by-election after the death of Māui Pōmare, but lost it in 1935 to the Ratana candidate Haami Tokouru Ratana.[1]

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[2]

He was a member of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, and of the Board of Ethnological Research. He died at Kākāriki Pā on 22 May 1939.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Taite Te Tomo". Evening Post. 23 May 1939. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Maui Pomare
Member of Parliament for Western Maori
1930–1935
Succeeded by
Haami Tokouru Ratana