Story: Marlborough region

Worser Heberley and Te Wai Nahi

Worser Heberley and Te Wai Nahi

Many Pākehā whalers in the Cook Strait area before 1840 married Māori women. Worser Heberley, who worked out of Te Awaiti in Tory Channel, married Te Wai Nahi, a woman of prominence from Te Āti Awa on the Kapiti Coast. They had two daughters and six sons, and some of their descendants still live in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31797/worser-heberley-and-te-wai-nahi (accessed 16 December 2018)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 16 Nov 2016