Story: Laughton, John George

John George Laughton (centre) with his assistant John Currie and pupils at Maungapohatu School, about 1918

John George Laughton (centre) with his assistant John Currie and pupils at Maungapohatu School, about 1918

In 1918, Presbyterian missionary John George Laughton moved to Maungapohatu, Rua Kenana Hepetipa's Urewera settlement, and with Rua's support started a school for Maori children there.

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How to cite this page:

Jim Irwin. 'Laughton, John George', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998, updated January, 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4l4/laughton-john-george (accessed 19 September 2021)