Story: Hadfield, Octavius

Octavius Hadfield preaching at Rangiātea Church

Octavius Hadfield preaching at Rangiātea Church

The crowning glory of Octavius Hadfield's Church of England mission at Ōtaki was Rangiātea Church, built in 1849 by Māori converts under the direction of Tāmihana Te Rauparaha. This interior view by Charles Decimus Barraud exaggerates the height of its supporting pillars, which were nevertheless impressively tall. Hadfield is shown in the pulpit.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-080-021
Hand-coloured Lithograph by Charles Decimus Barraud

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How to cite this page:

June Starke. 'Hadfield, Octavius', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)