Wi Tako Ngātata

Wi Tako Ngātata memorial at the old Korokoro Cemetery.

Wiremu "Wi" Tako Ngātata (1815 – 8 November 1887) was a New Zealand Te Āti Awa leader, peacemaker and politician.[1]

He was appointed to the New Zealand Legislative Council on 11 October 1872; he was (with Mokena Kohere) one of the first two Māori to become a member. He served on the Legislative Council until his death on 8 November 1887.[2][3] Later in his life Wi Tako converted to Roman Catholicism.


  1. ^ Cairns, A. R. "Wiremu Tako Ngatata". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 82.
  3. ^ Wilson, J.O. (1985) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Government Printer. p. 160.