Story: Māori–Pākehā relations

Samuel Marsden, Rangihoua 1814

Samuel Marsden, Rangihoua 1814

Samuel Marsden, in his dark clerical gown, meets the people of Rangihoua, Bay of Islands, in 1814. Behind him are the missionaries he would leave to set up a mission station there. The local people include relatives of Ruatara, a chief who had met Marsden on a whaling ship and invited him to this area.

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Mark Derby, 'Māori–Pākehā relations - Missions and Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011