The Preece family are Moriori descendants who have been prominent in local government and community affairs in the Chatham Islands since the 1940s. Shown here at the launch of Michael King’s book, Moriori: a people rediscovered, are Rīwai (left), Charles (second from left) and Alfred Preece (right). Alfred (Bunty) Preece was chairman of the Chatham Islands County Council for 16 years. Rīwai became Anglican minister for the islands, and Charlie played a prominent role in the assertion of Moriori political, economic and moral rights.
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