Story: South Pacific peoples

Mission Bay, Auckland, 1890 (2nd of 3)

Mission Bay, Auckland, 1890

This photograph shows the distinctive shape of Norfolk Island pines in the Melanesian Mission’s grounds. Bishop Selwyn’s ships often called in at Norfolk Island on the journey from Melanesia and probably brought seeds or young trees on one of the return journeys.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 4-2880a
Photograph by James D. Richardson

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Carl Walrond, 'South Pacific peoples - Early migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015