Story: Waikato region

Anglican mission station

Anglican mission station

The Reverend Richard Taylor sketched the Church Missionary Society mission house and church at Maraetai, near Waikato Heads, in 1847. The mission was established by the Reverend Robert Maunsell in 1839. Anglican, Wesleyan and Roman Catholic missionaries were active in the Waikato region from the 1830s, but most of the missions closed when war broke out in 1863.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-296-q-077-3
Pencil and ink drawing by Richard Taylor

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Pākehā impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/27079/anglican-mission-station (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015