Story: Whaanga, Hirini Te Rito

Hirini Whaanga (second left, back row)

Hirini Whaanga (second left, back row)

In 1898 Hirini Te Rito Whaanga returned to New Zealand from Utah in the United States and conducted a Mormon mission among Māori. He is pictured aboard the SS Aorangi beyond Fiji in April that year.

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How to cite this page:

Peter J. Lineham. 'Whaanga, Hirini Te Rito', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993, updated January, 2012. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)