Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Two Māori women with slave girl

Two Māori women with slave girl

Two Māori women pose with a girl in 1838. They were recorded as 'Amoko' and 'Eana', who were around 25 years old, and 'Hepee' a 13-year-old girl. Amoko was the daughter of a chief, and Hepee was one of her slaves. It is likely the names of the women and the girl have been anglicised.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Hand-coloured lithograph by Augustus Earle

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Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Class, status and rank', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31125/two-maori-women-with-slave-girl (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011