Story: Intermarriage

Kororāreka

Kororāreka

Kororāreka in the Bay of Islands, shown here around 1836, became a centre for European traders, whalers and missionaries, and was later renamed Russell. The town was notorious for prostitution, but some of the connections between European men and Māori women resembled temporary or lasting forms of marriage. 

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Angela Wanhalla, 'Intermarriage - Early intermarriage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30232/kororareka (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Angela Wanhalla, published 5 May 2011