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Helen and Helena, whose stories are told separately, are both strong women who deal head-on with life’s joys and vicissitudes.
Both colonial women, one born in India, one in Tasmania.
Helena, after life in vibrant communities in India and Mauku, South Auckland, went with her husband to teach at the first Native School, opened after the Land Wars, in the tiny village of Omaio on the coast of the Bay of Plenty. A young Maori girl, Te Whareherehere, became part of their household, and this changed the course of Helena’s life.