Wiremu Katene circa 1871
|Minister without portfolio|
Nov 1872 – Feb 1876
|Prime Minister||George Waterhouse
Sir William Fox
Sir Julius Vogel
|Died||1 November 1895|
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Wiremu Katene (died 1 November 1895), also known as Wi Katene, was a New Zealand politician.
In 1872 he became the first Māori to be appointed to the Executive Council, becoming the first indigenous Minister of the Crown. He was also a member of the House of Representatives from 1871 to 1875, and again in 1887.
He died on 1 November 1895.
- Te Ara biography of Wiremu Parata appointed to the Executive Council a month after Katene
- Wiremu Katene's biography on the Victoria University NZETC website
|New Zealand Parliament|
Frederick Nene Russell
|Member of Parliament for Northern Maori
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