In 1846 a German Lutheran missionary, J. F. Riemenschneider, established this mission station at Wārea among the Taranaki tribe. However, he abandoned his post during increasing unrest between Māori and Europeans in 1860. Because of his support of the European cause, the Māori people did not allow him to re-establish his mission station after the war.
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