Story: Hei, Akenehi

Akenehi Hei

Akenehi Hei

After becoming one of the first Maori women to qualify as a nurse and midwife, in 1908, Akenehi Hei was appointed district nurse to Maori communities in Northland, Rotorua, Taranaki and Whanganui. She is pictured outside her ‘tent hospital’ in 1909 or 1910.

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Patricia A. Sargison. 'Hei, Akenehi', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2020)