This is the magnificent carved wooden baptismal font in St Aidan's Anglican Church in Miramar, Wellington, with (from left) its carver Charles Tuarau, St Aidan's minister the Reverend Peter Keith, and its donor, R. Holland. In 1956, when the font was dedicated, it was thought to be perhaps the first example of traditional Māori carving in a European church. In 2010 the minister of St Aidan's, Tim McKenzie, said, 'This font reminds us that the first churches in New Zealand were Maori churches: that's the way Christianity first spread here.'
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