P. B. Taua

P. Taua was educated at Rangiawhia Native School and St Stephen’s School. He later became a Consolidation Officer in the Native Department and attended the first Young Māoris’ Conference of 1939 in Auckland. He is from Mangonui and has worked as a Consolidation Officer for the Native Department. There was also a P. B. Taua who worked for the Māori Affairs Department in Auckland in the 1960s and was a member of the [New Zealand] Māori Council in the 1960s.

Biographical sources

  • Report of Young Māoris Conference, 1939. Horace Belshaw. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland U College, 1939. vi.


  • "Auckland District Māori Council." Te Kaunihera Māori: New Zealand Māori Council Journal 1.1 (1966): 3-7.
  • In this ‘adapted version’ of the Auckland District Māori Council’s annual report, Taua, as secretary of the Council writes of the need for more qualified voluntary workers to assist the District Māori Council by working on sub-committees that would target the following areas: education, housing, employment, wardens, race relations, accommodation, legislation, crime, fundraising, public relations, magazine, shellfish reserves, Waitangi Day, Youth Clubs, N.Z.B.C. Advisory Committees, affiliation to local bodies, and Queen Victoria School. Drawing on various statistics comparing Māori and non-Māori educational achievements, employment and income levels, Taua outlines some of the specific problems facing Māori in education, housing, employment, wardens, race relations, and accommodation.