Protectorate of Aborigines to Te Puni Kōkiri

Protectorate of Aborigines

G Clarke  Protector/Chief Protector May 1840 - March 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)   June 1865 – May 1868
 G S Cooper        1868 - 1871
 H Halse (acting)    1871 - 1873
 H T Clarke  1873 - February 1879
 T W Lewis       March 1879 - December 1891
 W J Morpeth (acting)       December 1891 – December 1892

Native Department and Department of Māori Affairs 

Judge Edgar (Under-Secretary)     June 1906 – January 1907 
 Judge T W Fisher February 1907 – October 1916
 C B Jordan November 1916 – December 1921
 Judge R N Jones                                    January 1922- November 1933
 P G Peace December 1933 – May 1935
 O N Campbell                                       May 1935 – February 1944
 Judge G P Shepherd  February 1944 – September 1948
 *T T Ropiha (Secretary from 1953)  September 1948 – October 1957
 M Sullivan  October 1957 – January 1960
 J K Hunn  January 1960 – July 1963
B E Souter (acting)       July 1963 – October 1963
J M McEwen    October 1963 – February 1975
I W Apperly  February 1975 – November 1977
*I P Puketapu November 1977 – December 1983
*T M Reedy  December 1983 – September 1989

Iwi Transition Agency - Te Tira Ahu Iwi

*H T Gardiner                                October 1989 – December 1991 

Ministry of Māori Development - Manatu Māori

*J H Clarke                                             July 1989 – December 1991 

Te Puni Kōkiri  - Ministry for Māori Development

*H T Gardiner                                         January 1992 –October 1995
 *R H Love  December 1995 – November 2000
 *L Comer     February 2001 – September 2012    
 *M Hippolite    December 2012 - Current

 * Indicates person of Māori descent

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