Wiremu Pere: The Life and Times of a Maori Leader, by Joseph Te Kani Pere
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The ebook version of the biography of Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere), the Māori leader who lived from 1837 to 1915, taking his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism and entered parliament to stand up for his East Coast people, yet was astute in his business dealings and was compromised in the views of many Pakeha and Maori. Illustrated with numerous photographs, whakapapa and maps, this book sets out the many sides of Wi Pere’s life and times with a particular focus on his family, parliamentary career and contributions to the East Coast.