Murray Ranui John Dick (Tibutt)

Ngāi Tūhoe

1970 -

Murray Dick was born at Kenuaparu in Wellington and educated at Kura Street Primary School, Titahi Bay Intermediate and Mana College in Porirua. He studied at Paramoana Community Polytechnic and has a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Trade Certificate. He has worked in the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Trade. He wrote "Talking with Hemi" at the age of sixteen while still a student at Mana College. He has travelled overseas, lived in Britain and currently lives in Australia.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence from Murray Dick 10 Dec. 1992.
  • Phone conversation with Robin Dick, 9 July 1998.


  • "Talking with Hemi." Race Gender Class 4 (1986): 16-17.
  • An interview with a Black Power gang member assessing the reasons for the rise of Māori gangs in the 1970s. The article also considers the future of Māori gang members and gives an account of Hemi’s own involvement with the Black Power gang.