Kōrero: Missions and missionaries

London Missionary Society

London Missionary Society

A predecessor of the Church Missionary Society was the London Missionary Society (LMS). One of its missionaries, John Williams, had been working in the Pacific for more than 20 years when he visited the island of  Erromango (later part of Vanuatu) in 1839. The islanders had recently been cruelly treated by traders looking for sandalwood. They killed Williams and his companion James Harris. This 1841 painting shows other LMS missionaries escaping by boat in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-088-002
Artwork by George Baxter

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:

Peter J. Lineham, 'Missions and missionaries - Missionaries from Britain', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/27981/london-missionary-society (accessed 27 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter J. Lineham, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 8 Aug 2018