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Samuel Marsden, Rangihoua, 1814

Samuel Marsden, Rangihoua, 1814

Reverend Samuel Marsden stands on the beach in his black clerical clothing in this drawing which imagines his 1814 encounter with the Bay of Islands chief Ruatara outside his at Rangihoua. The first Anglican mission was established on this site.

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Allan K. Davidson, 'Anglican Church - Missionary beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Allan K. Davidson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018