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British and Foreign Bible Society in Taranaki

British and Foreign Bible Society in Taranaki

The British and Foreign Bible Society was an interdenominational organisation active in mid-19th century New Zealand. This print from the 1850s shows New Testaments donated by the society being distributed to Taranaki Māori in 1842. The baskets of kumara in the foreground may be gifts offered in exchange.

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Peter J. Lineham, 'Interdenominational Christianity - Protestant collaboration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Peter J. Lineham, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Aug 2018