Story: Māori education – mātauranga

Ellen Spencer and daughters at Te Wairoa mission school

Ellen Spencer and daughters at Te Wairoa mission school

This 1859 photograph shows the children of the mission school at Te Wairoa, near Lake Tarawera. The school itself was established in 1852, but was closed during the New Zealand wars of the 1860s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Bruno Hamel Album
Reference: PA1-o-207-16
Photograph by Bruno L. Hamel

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Māori education – mātauranga - Missionaries and the early colonial period', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34870/ellen-spencer-and-daughters-at-te-wairoa-mission-school (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 20 Jun 2012