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Last updated: Thursday, 23 June 2022 | Rāpare, 23 Pipiri, 2022

Protectorate of Aborigines

G Clarke (Protector/Chief Protector) Haratua 1840 – Poutū-te-rangi 1846

Native Department

H Halse (acting Native Secretary) 1861 – 1863
E Shortland (Native Secretary) 1863 – 1864
H Halse (acting Native Secretary) 1864 – 1865
W Rolleston (Under-Secretary) Pīpiri 1865 – Haratua 1868
G S Cooper 1868 – 1871
H Halse (acting) 1871 – 1873
H T Clarke 1873 – Hui-tanguru 1879
T W Lewis Poutū-te-rangi 1879 – Hakihea 1891
W J Morpeth (acting) Hakihea 1891 – Hakihea 1892

Native Department and Department of Māori Affairs

Judge Edgar (Under-Secretary) Pīpiri 1906 – Kohi-tātea 1907
Judge T W Fisher Hui-tanguru 1907 – Whiringa-ā-nuku 1916
C B Jordan Whiringa-ā-rangi 1916 – Hakihea 1921
Judge R N Jones Kohi-tātea 1922 – Whiringa-ā-rangi 1933
P G Peace Hakihea 1933 – Haratua 1935
O N Campbell Haratua 1935 – Hui-tanguru 1944
Judge G P Shepherd Hui-tanguru 1944 – Māhuru 1948
*T T Ropiha (Secretary from 1953) Māhuru 1948 – Whiringa-ā-nuku 1957
M Sullivan Whiringa-ā-nuku 1957 – Kohi-tātea 1960
J K Hunn Kohi-tātea 1960 – Hōngongoi 1963
B E Souter (acting) Hōngongoi 1963 – Whiringa-ā-nuku 1963
J M McEwen Whiringa-ā-nuku 1963 – Hui-tanguru 1975
I W Apperly Hui-tanguru 1975 – Whiringa-ā-rangi 1977
*I P Puketapu Whiringa-ā-rangi 1977 – Hakihea 1983
*T M Reedy Hakihea 1983 – Māhuru 1989

Iwi Transition Agency - Te Tira Ahu Iwi

*H T Gardiner Whiringa-ā-nuku 1989 – Hakihea 1991

Ministry of Māori Affairs - Manatū Māori

*J H Clarke Hōngongoi 1989 – Hakihea 1991

Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development

*H T Gardiner Kohi-tātea 1992 – Whiringa-ā-nuku 1995
*R H Love Hakihea 1995 – Whiringa-ā-rangi 2000
*L Comer Hui-tanguru 2001 – Māhuru 2012
*M Hippolite Hakihea 2012 – Hōngongoi 2019
*L Davies (acting) Here-turi-kōkā 2019 – Māhuru 2019
*D Samuels Māhuru 2019 – current

* He Māori