Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Nurse Ākenehi Hei

Nurse Ākenehi Hei

One of the first Māori nurses, Ākenehi Hei, stands outside a rough shed described as her 'tent hospital' in 1909 or 1910. Training for nursing required Māori women in the early 20th century to move to towns and cities.

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - The city and education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010