Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Spreading the Rātana faith

Spreading the Rātana faith

Seated in the back of a touring car, Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, founder of the Rātana Church, carries word of his faith to the Taupō district in the 1920s. The flag he is holding carries the star and crescent moon symbols of the Rātana Church along with a Union Jack, and the words 'The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost' in both Māori and English.

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Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Ringatū and Rātana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31340/spreading-the-ratana-faith (accessed 27 October 2021)

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