Te Wharehuia Milroy, New Zealand Māori language academic, Died at 81

James Te Wharehuia Milroy was born on July 24, 1937, and died May 7, 2019.

He was a New Zealand academic and expert in the Māori language.

Milroy was of Ngāi Tūhoe descent.

Working with Professors Tīmoti Kāretu and Pou Temara, he was an instructor at Te Panekiretanga o te Reo (Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language).

He was a relative of the Tūhoe boss Takurua Tamarau.

During the mid-1990s, Milroy turned into a recorded individual from the Waitangi Tribunal Association.

Milroy was a professor at the University of Waikato in the Māori Department, close by Tīmoti Kāretu.

In the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honors, Milroy was named a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for open administrations.

During 2009, he was a beneficiary of the Māori Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi grant.

He was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for administrations to Māori language, in the 2012 New Year Honors.

James Te Wharehuia Milroy passed away at 81 years old.