Sir Graham Stanley Latimer was born on February 7, 1926, and died on June 7, 2016.
He was a New Zealand Māori leader.
He was active in the late 1960s to be a new leader to resolve Māori grievances.
Sir Graham Latimer was a member of the New Zealand Māori Council from 1964, and president from 1973.
Latimer initiated a successful appeal against the State-Owned Enterprises Act leading to actions against the Crown relating to land, forests, fisheries and te reo Māori (mortgaging his farm at Taipuha for the expenses), in 1987.
Sir Graham Latimer was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1980 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Sir Graham Latimer passed away at 90 yrs old.