Te Ata

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: queen of New Zealand's indigenous Maori population who was the sixth Maori sovereign, a direct descendant of a royal line that began in 1858 when the Maori responded to Britain's colonization of New Zealand by choosing a monarch of their own.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: July 23, 1931

 

Died: August 15, 2006

 

Location: North Island, New Zealand