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Māori church, Taumutu

Māori church, Taumutu

The Wesleyan church at the tiny settlement of Taumutu was built in 1885 and named the Hōne Wētere (John Wesley) Church. Its congregation (shown here in 1899) consisted mainly of Māori families engaged in commercial fishing at nearby Lake Ellesmere.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Ellesmere district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015