Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Frederick Augustus Bennett

Frederick Augustus Bennett

The first Māori bishop of the Anglican Church, Frederick Bennett of Te Arawa, speaks at the tangi (funeral) of Sir Āpirana Ngata in 1950. Bennett, of Māori and Irish parents, earlier headed the Māori missions at Rotorua and Hawke's Bay. He was consecrated a bishop in 1928, partly to counter the influence of the Rātana Church among Māori disillusioned with the missionary churches. His son Manuhuia later became Bishop of Aotearoa.

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Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Anglican Church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Hirini Kaa, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Mar 2017