Story: Hōkakatanga – Māori sexualities

William Yate

William Yate

The Reverend William Yate, an English missionary, was said to have engaged in sexual acts with several male Māori youths. Yate was dismissed from the Anglican Church Missionary Society in 1837. He returned to England and lived out the rest of his life as a chaplain in a parish in Dover, England.

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Clive Aspin, 'Hōkakatanga – Māori sexualities - Early Māori sexuality', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 October 2022)

Story by Clive Aspin, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Jan 2019