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Rātana: The Healing Faith Rātana: Te Kaiwhakaora

100 years ago, one man founded a new faith that gave hope to thousands of Māori reeling from land losses, disease, and war.

Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana’s powerful message of peace fused Christianity with Māori self-determination promised by the Treaty of Waitangi. The church and community he established still thrive today.

Rātana: Te Kaiwhakaora is a mini exhibition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Rātana church.

It gives visibility and voice to the musical, cultural, and artistic heritage of the iwi Mōrehu, Rātana followers.

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At Ratana, 1939, by William Hall Raine. Te Papa (A.005127)

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