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Johann Dierks

Johann Dierks

Some early German arrivals were ministers of religion sent out to convert Māori to the ways of Christ. Johann Dierks worked at the Lutheran mission at Waitōtara in Taranaki for 20 years until his death in 1898.

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James N. Bade, 'Germans - Early settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by James N. Bade, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015