Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison at the Sixth Annual Celebration of New Zealand

Morrison in 2007, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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

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4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    UPDATE

    >Laurance “Laurie” Morrison, a musician. His sister, Taini Morrison (born Taini Hannah Merenia Morrison), was a Māori arts performer, and his uncle, Sir Howard Morrison (Howard Leslie Morrison), was one of New Zealand’s leading television and concert performers. Temuera’s 1st cousin, once removed, is tennis player Ruia Morrison, the first New Zealand woman and the first Māori person to play at Wimbledon.

    Temuera represented 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/Henritha/Henritta Fisher, who was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, to Scottish parents, James Fisher and Jean Margaret Margaret. Ngapuia was a Māori from Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand, the daughter of Te Tupara Tokoaitua and Matapurihi

    Kaurangi was the daughter of Charles Davidson and Elizabeth

    Temuera’s maternal grandfather was Hare Rore Stafford. Hare was from Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand.

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGXC-S58

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rotoruadailypost-nz/obituary.aspx?n=hana–morrison-stafford&pid=192630299

  2. 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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