Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison at the Sixth Annual Celebration of New Zealand

Birth Name: Temuera Derek Morrison

Place of Birth: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 26 December, 1960

Ethnicity: Maori, with some Scottish, Irish, and English

Temuera Morrison is a New Zealand actor. He is the son of Hana (Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. His sister, Taini Morrison, was a Maori arts performer, and his uncle, Howard Morrison (Howard Leslie Morrison), was a prominent musician.

Temuera’s paternal grandfather was Temuera Leslie Morrison (the son of James Montgomery Morrison and Ngapuia Teriana Te Tupara Tokoaitua). James was born in New Zealand, the son of James Thomas Morrison, who was Scottish, from Ayrshire, and of Henrietta Fisher, who was English, from Norfolk. Ngapuia was Maori, the daughter of Hemi Te Tupara Te Tokoaitua.

Temuera’s paternal grandmother was Kahurangi Morrison (born Kahurangi Gertrude Harete Davidson).

Temuera’s maternal grandfather had the surname “Stafford”.

Temuera’s maternal grandmother was Roimata Oneroa (the daughter of Wairoa Oneroa).

Source: Genealogy of Temuera Morrison – http://www.geni.com

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com


Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. Ardor says:

    His ethnicities are all expected. He’s definitely not a full blooded Maori.

    Btw, I had a crush on him in Star Wars. Lol

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