Heni Materoa Carroll

Maori leader

Heni Materoa Carroll (1850s to November 1, 1930) also known as Te Huinga was a leader of the Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki (a group of the Māori)) and wife of politician James Carroll.

She became chief of her people when her mother died in 1887.[1] When her husband was elected to Parliament, she did not move from Gisborne. During World War I she worked to support Māori soldiers. She became chairperson of the Eastern Māori Patriotic Association.[2] She was given the Order of the British Empire in 1918.

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  1. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. "Heni Materoa Carroll". Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. Robinson, Sheila. "Carroll, Heni Materoa". Te Ara Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 24 April 2011.