Ellen Tomuri

Although Tomuri has written poetry and other pieces of work, she has only published one article when she was still at high school. Her married name is Ellen Pene.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversation with Ellen Pene on 7 July 1998.


  • "Education for Citizenship." Te Ao Hou 65 (1968/69): 44-47.
  • The first section of this article is a general introduction to the three-day ‘Education for Citizenship Course’ held in Auckland for young Māori women. The second section is the text of Tomuri’s address to her school, Punaruku M.D.H.S., describing her impressions of the course.


  • Taylor, C. H. R. A Bibliography of Publications on the New Zealand Māori and the Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Oxford: Clarendon; Oxford UP, 1972. 35.