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

Edward Pōhau Ellison

Edward Ellison (sixth from left) stands with the Chatham Islands rugby team in Waitangi Reserve in 1927. Dr Ellison succeeded Dr Te Rangi Hīroa as head of the Division of Māori Hygiene formed in 1920 when the Department of Health was restructured. Ellison practised what he preached to Māori by staying involved in sports.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, W. B. Burt Collection (PAColl-4119)
Reference: PAColl-4276
Photograph by William Beveland Burt

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Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Slow progress, 1920 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

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