Birth Name: Temuera Derek Morrison
Place of Birth: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 26 December, 1960
Ethnicity: Māori, with some Scottish, Irish, and English
Temuera Morrison is a New Zealand actor.
He is the son of Hana (Stafford) and Laurance “Laurie” Morrison, a musician. His sister, Taini Morrison (Taini Hannah Merenia Morrison), was a Māori arts performer, and his uncle, Howard Morrison (Howard Leslie Morrison), was a leading television and concert performer. Temuera’s first cousin, once removed, is tennis player Ruia Morrison, the first New Zealand woman and the first Māori to play at Wimbledon.
Temuera has a son with his former partner, singer Kim Willoughby; and a daughter with Peata Melbourne.
Temuera’s paternal grandfather was Temuera Leslie Morrison (the son of James Montgomery Morrison and Ngapuia Teriana Te Tupara Tokoaitua). Temuera’s grandfather Temuera was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, and represented the Māori All Blacks rugby team. James was born in New Zealand, the son of Lt. James Thomas Morrison, who was Scottish, from Ayrshire, and of Henrietta Fisher, who was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, to Scottish parents, James Thomas Fisher and Jean Margaret Hunter. Ngapuia was a Māori from Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand, and was the daughter of Te Tupara Tokoaitua and Matapurihi.
Temuera’s paternal grandmother was Kahurangi Morrison (born Kahurangi Gertrude Harete Davidson, the daughter of Charles Davidson and Elizabeth).
Temuera’s maternal grandfather was named Hare Rore Stafford. Hare was from Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand.
Temuera’s maternal grandmother was Roimata Oneroa (the daughter of Wairoa Oneroa).
Source: Genealogy of Temuera Morrison – http://www.geni.com