Story: Māori

Te Puea Hērangi

Te Puea Hērangi

Land alienation was a major concern for Māori in the early 1900s as its effects took hold of impoverished communities. Te Puea Hērangi was a Waikato woman of mana who, with other leaders, applied herself to the massive task of uplifting these communities – a task made even more onerous because of events such as the worldwide depression of the 1930s. In this photograph, Te Puea (centre) is standing outside a house built within a Māori land development scheme.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori - Decline and revival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

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