Story: Māori education – mātauranga

Church Missionary Society poem

Church Missionary Society poem

This poem was published around 1849 and is illustrated with drawings including a depiction of a very early mission school run by the Anglican Church Missionary Society, where Māori are learning inside a wharenui (meeting house). The other images surrounding the poem are based on Māori images from the 1830s and 1840s. The poem is the fifth verse of H. W. Fox's 50th jubilee hymn for the Church Missionary Society in 1849.

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Māori education – mātauranga - Māori education policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/34896/church-missionary-society-poem (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 20 Jun 2012