Story: Agricultural education

Waimate mission station

Waimate mission station

Samuel Marsden established a mission farm at Waimate North to supply food for settlers, and as an example of peaceful, constructive industry to Māori. This 1845 engraving of the mission shows sheep and cattle in well-fenced paddocks. The land was also cultivated to grow cereals, vegetables and fruit.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0144-1-330
Wood engraving by Cyprian Bridge

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Robert Peden, 'Agricultural education - Early agricultural education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008