Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Whāingaroa (Raglan) mission, 1840

Whāingaroa (Raglan) mission, 1840

Māori worshippers and canoes arrive at the Wesleyan (Methodist) mission station at Whāingaroa (later renamed Raglan) in this 1850s lithograph, which depicts a scene from 1840. This mission station was founded by the Reverend James Wallis in 1839 on the south side of the harbour, and he and his wife remained there until 1863. 

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Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Methodist Church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30636/whaingaroa-raglan-mission-1840 (accessed 21 May 2019)

Story by Hirini Kaa, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Mar 2017