Kōrero: Intermarriage

Barnet Burns, Pākehā–Māori

Barnet Burns, Pākehā–Māori

The English sailor and trader Barnet Burns was one of many Pākehā–Māori – Europeans who lived among Māori, often marrying a Māori woman and living as a member of her tribe. While resident on the Māhia Peninsula, Burns was protected by a chief known as Te Aria, and married his daughter, Amotawa. The couple had three children – Tauhinu, Mokoraurangi and Hori Waiti – before Burns returned to England. There he worked as a showman, exhibiting himself in the costume seen here.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Angela Wanhalla, 'Intermarriage - Early intermarriage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/30233/barnet-burns-pakeha-maori (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Angela Wanhalla, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011