Meri Te Tai Mangakahia (1868–1920) campaigned for women’s suffrage in New Zealand. She was the first woman to address the Maori Kotahitanga Parliament in 1893, arguing that women should vote and hold office.

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia - New Zealand. In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around Some of her story at the link hey look!

Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.

Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.

New Zealand | "Meri Tupe Otu".  ca 1863 - 1875 | © E. S Richards / Auckland Art Gallery  Toi o Tāmaki

mister-nobody: “les-sources-du-nil: Edward Smallwood Richards Portrait of Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, taken, probably in the late Moriori, Inhabitant of the Chatham Islands ” —.

Pare Watana, Thames, New Zealand

Looks Like New Zealand Culture. Source Notes: Pare Watene 1878 (you can see the introduction of the black americans, some that fled from slavery to the Indian Nations, where they were accepted, lived free, married and had children)

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