Story: Moriori

19th-century inhabitants

19th-century inhabitants

From the early 19th century, sealing and whaling around the Chatham Islands brought Moriori into contact with people from other countries and cultures. This photograph illustrates the mixed communities that developed in the 19th century. The people are, from left, Pumipi Te Rangaranga (Moriori), Ellen (Māori), Rihania (Māori), George Kanaka (Hawaiian), Tarata (Moriori), Bill Tennant (American), Karete (Māori), Parawa Kanaka (Hawaiian), and Joe Flores (from the Azores).

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How to cite this page:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - The impact of new arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017