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Mary Joseph Aubert’s remedies

Mary Joseph Aubert’s remedies

Perhaps the most well-known missionary in New Zealand was the French Catholic nun Mary Joseph (Suzanne) Aubert. She made an immense contribution to the welfare of Māori and Europeans, working also as a teacher and nurse. In her work with Māori she became interested in using their traditional herbal medicines, some of which were available for sale, as shown here.

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Reference: Eph-A-PANTOMIME-1894-01-opp-5

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Tessa Copland, 'French - Explorers and missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016