Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Maraea Morris

Maraea Morris

Maraea Morris was the daughter of an Irish whaler and a high-born East Coast woman. She was one of a group of Māori captured by Te Kooti in 1868. She escaped and lived in Gisborne, where a friend later convinced her to join the Salvation Army. She served as colour-sergeant of the Gisborne corps, carrying its flag at the head of church parades.

Using this item

The Salvation Army - New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Salvation Army', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

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