Paora, Otene, -1930

Ngati Whatua leader, Anglican lay reader and land negotiator. Born, probably 1860s or early 1870s, at Reweti, south of Helensville, the third son of Paora Kawharu and his wife, Rahera Uruamo of Te Taou, Nga Oho and Te Uringutu hapu of Ngati Whatua. Married Ngahiraka of Waimamaku with whom he had four daughters and a son. He lived principally at Orakei from around 1900. He became a lay reader in the Anglican church, serving in and around Auckland. Between 1904 and 1929 he campaigned in the Native land Court and before Parliament to have the Orakei block, on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour. He died at Reweti on 29 December 1930. Source of information: DNZB

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Talbot, Essie V :Photograph of Otene Paora, d 1930
Date: 192? By: Talbot, Essie V, active 2002 Ref: PA12-3289 Description: Portrait of Otene Paora (d 1930), Ngati Wharua leader, Anglican lay reader and land negotiator, taken ca 1920s by an unknown photographer. Quantity: 1 colou...