Tini Kerei Taiaroa

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Tini Kerei Taiaroa (18461934) was a notable New Zealand founding mother and community worker. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Ngāi Tahu iwi. She was born in Moeraki, North Otago, New Zealand in about 1846. [1]

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  1. Lee, Jenny. "Tini Kerei Taiaroa". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 23 April 2017.