Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Nurse Ākenehi Hei (1st of 2)

Nurse Ākenehi Hei

Pioneering Māori nurse Ākenehi Hei works at a temporary hospital established in 1908 in a Māori community stricken with typhoid fever. Native health nurses, Pākehā and Māori, were appointed to the Māori nursing service set up in 1911. Nurse Hei herself died of typhoid fever in 1910.

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Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Health improves, 1900 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018