Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Maraea Morris

Maraea Morris

Maraea Morris was the daughter of an Irish whaler and a high-born East Coast woman. She was one of a group of Māori captured by Te Kooti in 1868. She escaped and lived in Gisborne, where a friend later convinced her to join the Salvation Army. She served as colour-sergeant of the Gisborne corps, carrying its flag at the head of church parades.

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Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Salvation Army', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30651/maraea-morris (accessed 20 September 2021)

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