28 Dec 2009

Kiwis who should be famous - Materoa Ngarimu Reedy

From Summer Noelle, 10:26 am on 28 December 2009

National MP Hekia Parata nominated her great-grandmother, Meteroa Ngarimu Reedy 1881-1944. In her entry in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography says, "Her skilled oratory and her extensive knowledge of history, tradition and lore made her a formidable exponent and repository of tribal knowledge. It has been said that 'to hear Materoa speak on a marae was an education in itself, not only for the uninitiated, but also for those who were knowledgeable.'"