Story: Diverse Christian churches

Lutheran church, Ruapuke Island

Lutheran church, Ruapuke Island

This 1896 watercolour by Elizabeth Hocken shows the church and schoolhouse built by the Lutheran missionary Johann Wohlers on Ruapuke Island, near Stewart Island. Wohlers arrived there in 1844. His first church and house was destroyed by fire in 1850 and rebuilt. He remained in this area until his death in 1885.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: Acc 12,345b
Pencil and watercolour sketch by Elizabeth Mary Hocken

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Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Lutheran, Dutch Reformed and Brethren churches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31104/lutheran-church-ruapuke-island (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018