|Name Heremia Wake|
Died 1918, New Zealand
|Children Whina Cooper|
Heremia Te Wake (c.1830s – 29 November 1918) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, farmer, assessor and catechist. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Rarawa iwi. He was born in Te Karaka, Northland, New Zealand. Celebrated land activist Whina Cooper was his daughter. She would help him in his work, as she would take a deep interest for such things.
He was deeply committed to the Catholic church. He was a catechist who instructed the young and led services when clergy were absent. He died of influenza during the global 1918 flu pandemic.