Breaking the Barrier: A History of Māori Spiritual and Religious Entanglements at Aotea from 1889

Project commenced:

Intern: Kelly M. Klink

Supervisor: Dr Nēpia Mahuika

University of Waikato

This research seeks to examine the intergenerational impacts that Christianity— and particularly Mormonism—have had on the Māori at Aotea (Great Barrier Island) from the 19th century to the present. The research draws from oral interviews with whanau and pakeke and probes the disruption of traditional belief systems and subsequent assimilation of the Māori of Aotea

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