Story: Yate, William

William Yate

William Yate in semi profile wearing glasses and clerical garb.

This portrait of the Reverend William Yate was painted by society artist C. John M. Whichelo in 1836, not long before Yate was dismissed from the Church Missionary Society after allegations of sexual misconduct with young Maori men.

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How to cite this page:

Judith Binney. 'Yate, William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1y1/yate-william (accessed 19 May 2022)