Kōrero: Northland places

The arrival of Christianity (1 o 2)

The arrival of Christianity

In December 1814, Anglican missionary Samuel Marsden travelled to the Bay of Islands from his base in New South Wales. He came ashore at Rangihoua Bay on Christmas Day and preached the first Christian sermon ever delivered in New Zealand, to Māori and Europeans. This is artist Russell Clark’s depiction of the event, painted in 1964.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-077-006
Watercolour by Russell Stuart Clark

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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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Bay of Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/7720/the-arrival-of-christianity (accessed 20 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015