Story: Waikato region

Mission school, 1859

An 1859 photograph of the pupils and staff of the Anglican mission school at Taupiri was later used as the basis for this engraving. The Church Missionary Society mission opened in 1842, and was run by the Reverend Benjamin Ashwell. Like other mission schools, it taught reading, writing and practical skills to Māori of all ages.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0153-1865-189
Engraving after a photograph by Bruno L. Hamel

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Photograph reference: PA1-o-207-06

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015