Story: Northland places

Te Waimate mission house

Te Waimate mission house

Believing that spiritual and practical instruction should be combined, the Reverend Samuel Marsden established a mission farm at Waimate North in 1831. The original aim of teaching agricultural and trade skills to Māori converts faded, and the station later became a theological college. This watercolour of the mission station dates from the 1830s or 1840s. A flag inscribed ‘Rongopai’ (heavenly peace) flies from the flagpole.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-049-020
Watercolour by Thomas Gardiner

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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Kaikohe and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/7837/te-waimate-mission-house (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015