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Rev. Dinah Lambert is of Ngāti Kahungunu descent. She and her siblings were placed into care at a young age. They were often split up, moving between children's homes and her father's care at different points in time. Rev. Dinah will share her experience of abuse in care, including at Abbotsford Home, an Anglican run institution. She will describe the impact that that abuse has had on her life, including on her connection to her Māoritanga. Rev. Dinah found her faith later in life and draws great strength from it. She has been an ordained Priest of the Anglican Church for many years.

 

Witness Statement of Rev Dinah Lambert for the Maori public hearing

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So far, over 900 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 900 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

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