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Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki leader
Known to Māori as Hēni Kara, the high-born Hēni Materoa Carroll lent her mana and practical support to the political projects of her husband, James Carroll, and his younger parliamentary colleague Āpirana Ngata.Find out more
Housekeeper, trade unionist, hotel maid, communist, bookseller, political activist
Famous for her soapbox oratory in Wellington streets in the 1930s, communist Connie Rawcliffe (later Birchfield) was politicised by her experience of hard manual work, unemployment and social injustice.Find out more
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