Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Death notice, 1875

Death notice, 1875

This death notice in the Māori- and English-language newspaper Te Waka Maori o Niu Tireni names 14 Māori who had died between October and December 1875. Seven of the deaths were attributed to measles, illustrating the vulnerability of Māori to diseases considered relatively benign in 21st century New Zealand. All seven came from the same place in northern Hawke's Bay; one was a respected local leader.

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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Waka Maori o Niu Tireni, 11 January, 1876, p.2

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Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Health devastated, 1769 to 1901', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018