Hon. H. K. Taiaroa, M.L.C., with wife and children
The late Hon. H. K. Taiaroa, M.L.C., with his wife and two of his children.
Photograph published without additional caption.
See obituary in Weekly Press, 16 August 1905, p.62.
The Hon. Hori Kerei Taiaroa was a principal chief of the Ngāi Tahu and in 1878 built a large house at Taumutu named 'Awhitu' where he moved his family from the marae at Otakou (Taiaroa Heads). The Taiaroa family subsequently played an important part in the development of the Taumutu district. He variously represented the Maori people both in the Legislative Council and the House of Representatives from May 1871 until his death on 5 August 1905. His wife's name was Mrs Tawa Tini Taiaroa.
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Weekly Press, 16 August 1905, p. 46