Mere Karaka Tarawhiti

23 March 1874–3 May 1953 (Age 79)
Taupiri, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Mere Karaka

When Mere Karaka Tarawhiti was born on 23 March 1874, in Taupiri, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, her father, Karaka Kereru Tarawhiti, was 30 and her mother, Ramari Whanatangi, was 24. She married Tirua Te- Paki in 1905. She died on 3 May 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Taupiri, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Tirua Te- Paki
Mere Karaka Tarawhiti
Marriage: 1905

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    Karaka Kereru Tarawhiti


    Ramari Whanatangi




World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 13

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 19

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 22

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

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