Story: Moriori

Moriori descendants

Moriori descendants

The Preece family are Moriori descendants who have been prominent in local government and community affairs in the Chatham Islands since the 1940s. Shown here at the launch of Michael King’s book, Moriori: a people rediscovered,are Rīwai (left), Charles (second from left) and Alfred Preece (right). Alfred (Bunty) Preece was chairman of the Chatham Islands County Council for 16 years. Rīwai became Anglican minister for the islands, and Charlie has played a prominent role in the assertion of Moriori political, economic and moral rights.

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Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - The second dawn', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1694/moriori-descendants (accessed 18 July 2019)

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