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Rikiriki, Atareta Kawana Ropiha Mere (c. 1855–1926)

Rikiriki, Atareta Kawana Ropiha Mere (c. 1855–1926)

New Zealand tribal prophet. Name variations: Mere Rikiriki. Born probably in 1855 or 1856, at Parewanui, Rangitikei, New Zealand; died Mar 13, 1926, at Parewanui; dau. of Kawana Ropiha and Mere Rikiriki; m. Inia Te Rangi.

Only woman prophet in 19th-century tradition of healers, practiced faith healing and herbal remedies; inaugurated Church of the Holy Spirit (early 1900s); was instrumental in spreading Maramatanga movement, a blend of Maori custom and Catholic beliefs. Anniversary of date that she baptized herself in special ritual (July 27, 1910), still commemorated at Parewanui.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).

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