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Māhinārangi meeting house, about 1940

Māhinārangi meeting house, about 1940

The Māhinārangi meeting house at Tūrangawaewae marae, in Ngāruawāhia, was intended to be a Māori hospital when it was built in 1929. Its creator, Waikato tribal leader Te Puea Hērangi, wanted to established a European-style hospital in a Māori setting to help improve the health of her people. However, health authorities turned down her application to use the building as a hospital and it was devoted to other purposes.

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Hospital funding and patient entitlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27572/mahinarangi-meeting-house-about-1940 (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018