This painting by Charles Barraud shows the interior of Rangiātea Church at Ōtaki in the mid-1800s. The Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha is said to have inspired the building of this church. It was built for a Māori community, at a time when missionaries had a growing influence on Māori.
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