Story: Chatham Islands

Tommy Solomon and kin

Tommy Solomon and kin

Tommy Solomon (Tame Horomona-Rehe) is pictured here as a young boy (sitting at left) with a group of Moriori, probably around 1890. Solomon, who died in 1933, came to be known in his later years as the last ‘full-blooded’ Moriori. However, many of his descendants, and others of Moriori descent, have retained an awareness of their Moriori identity.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, George Romeril Collection (PAColl-8947)
Reference: PA1-o-1333-10

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Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015