Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Ruia Morrison

Ruia Morrison

Ruia Mereana Morrison was born in 1936 at Tikitere, near Rotorua. As well as being the first New Zealand woman to go to Wimbledon, she won the national singles title six times. Morrison is regarded as one of New Zealand's best tennis players, with a career which spanned three decades.

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Reference: Lindsay, Michael. 'I shall play tennis all my life.’ Te Ao Hou 14 (1956), p. 52

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Education and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31590/ruia-morrison (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017