Kōrero: European exploration

Missionaries cross a swamp

Missionaries cross a swamp

Missionaries were active explorers as they searched for new souls to convert. This engraving shows four Anglican missionaries from the Bay of Islands on a journey to Matamata in 1833. The European to the left is the leader of the group, Henry Williams. John Morgan (right) is being helped out of a hole by Māori porters. The two men in the centre are Alfred Nesbit Brown and William Fairburn. The engraving was published in a quarterly paper of the Church Missionary Society in 1836, and was based on a sketch by Henry Williams.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0031-1836-1
Engraving after a drawing by Henry Williams

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/11250/missionaries-cross-a-swamp (accessed 1 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007