Story: Wellington region

Early church

From 1839, the missionary Octavius Hadfield had a mission station at Ōtaki. This 1847 sketch by Thomas Callingham (in a letter to his brother) shows a church built by Māori converts at Waikanae. The church greatly impressed Te Rauparaha, and prompted the construction of Rangiātea Church at Ōtaki.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Thomas Bernard Collinson Collection
Reference: MS-Papers-1038-1-17
Pencil sketch by Thomas Bernard Collinson

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - From town to city: 1865–1899', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015