In December 1814, Anglican missionary Samuel Marsden travelled to the Bay of Islands from his base in New South Wales. He came ashore at Rangihoua Bay on Christmas Day and preached the first Christian sermon ever delivered in New Zealand, to Māori and Europeans. This is artist Russell Clark’s depiction of the event, painted in 1964.
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Watercolour by Russell Stuart Clark
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