Kōrero: Chatham Islands

Moriori survivors

Moriori survivors

Many Moriori died at the hands of the Māori who invaded the Chatham Islands in 1835, and those who survived became slaves. These survivors were photographed in 1877. Hirawanu Tapu (second left, standing), Rohana (second left, sitting) and Tatua (second right, standing) were adolescents in 1835, and endured more than two decades of slavery. Descendants of survivors include Wari Tutaki (left), Teretiu Rehe (third left, standing), Rangitapua Horomona Rehe (fourth left, standing), Piripi (far right), Ngakikingi (middle, sitting) and Te Tene Rehe (next right).

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: 19XX.2.481
Photograph by Alfred Martin

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - From first settlement to 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37793/moriori-survivors (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Rhys Richards, updated 4 May 2015