The crowning glory of Octavius Hadfield's Church of England mission at Ōtaki was Rangiātea Church, built in 1849 by Māori converts under the direction of Tāmihana Te Rauparaha. This interior view by Charles Decimus Barraud exaggerates the height of its supporting pillars, which were nevertheless impressively tall. Hadfield is shown in the pulpit.
Kōrero: Hadfield, Octavius
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June Starke. 'Hadfield, Octavius', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/1h2/hadfield-octavius (accessed 23 June 2021)