Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Te Ope Whakaora, 1889

Te Ope Whakaora, 1889

Te Ope Whakaora (the group bringing life) was the term for the Salvation Army's mission to Māori. In 1889, to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Army's work in New Zealand, leaders of Te Ope Whakaora gathered in Christchurch. They are (back row, from left) Mere, Major Rolfe, Colonel Taylor and Captain Nicholls; (front row, from left) Utiku Te Rangi Hikohia (known as Miro), Captain Ernest Holdaway, Maraea Te Kehu Te Waitaruna Tamatea and Piripe Pauro Tutawha; and (seated in front) Tamatea Aurunui.

Using this item

The Salvation Army - New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Salvation Army', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30259/te-ope-whakaora-1889 (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Hirini Kaa, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Mar 2017