Story: Māori overseas

Nyree Dawn Porter

Nyree Dawn Porter

Nyree Dawn Porter became well known as an actress in the 1967 British television series The Forsyte saga. Her great-aunt was Te Rangi Pai, who had also won fame in England some 60 years earlier. Te Rangi Pai was born in 1868 to a British father and Māori mother. She was named Fanny Rose Porter, but took her mother’s name when she launched her singing career in the early 1900s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Hill Collection (PAColl-4814)
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Carl Walrond, 'Māori overseas - England, the United States and elsewhere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005