Story: Laughton, John George

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

A photograph of John Laughton seated with a group of Maori children

In 1918, Presbyterian missionary John George Laughton moved to Maungapōhatu, Rua Kēnana Hepetipa's Urewera settlement, and with Rua's support started a school for Māori 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, (accessed 24 May 2022)