Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Mormon meeting, Māhia

Mormon meeting, Māhia

This large crowd is attending a meeting of the Mormon Church at Te Māhanga on the Māhia Peninsula, northern Hawke's Bay. Māhia was one of several mainly Māori districts that adopted the Mormon faith almost universally during a wave of conversions from the mid-1880s.

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Reference: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand: Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wellington provincial districts. Christchurch: They Cyclopedia Company, 1908

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Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Mormon Church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30646/mormon-meeting-mahia (accessed 27 January 2022)

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