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Marsden’s explorations

Marsden’s explorations

The missionary Samuel Marsden was the first significant known European explorer. He lived in Sydney, and made his most important discoveries during his third visit to New Zealand, in 1820. This map shows the routes he followed between the Bay of Islands and Auckland, and south to Tauranga.

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Source: John Rawson Elder, ed., The letters and journals of Samuel Marsden, 1765–1838 . Dunedin: Coulls, Somerville Wilkie and A. H. Reed for the Otago University Council, 1932, facing p. 80

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007