Story: Northland region

Mission station, Mangungu

Mission station, Mangungu

Missionaries were among the first Europeans to live in New Zealand, and Northland was their initial focus. Anglican, Wesleyan and Catholic mission stations were established from 1815. The Wesleyan mission station at Mangungu on the Hokianga Harbour, founded in 1828, is depicted in this drawing from 1838.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - First Māori–European encounters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015