Story: Ngā Rauru Kītahi

The Rātana Church

The Rātana Church

From the 1920s many Ngā Rauru people became followers of Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, founder of a Māori religious movement which gained a political dimension. This photograph shows the church at Rātana.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: 1/2-018648; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Taituha Kīngi, 'Ngā Rauru Kītahi - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4200/the-ratana-church (accessed 19 November 2018)

Story by Taituha Kīngi, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017