Walter Lawry was a Methodist missionary who came from Tonga to New Zealand in 1843 to become the superintendent of the Wesleyan mission. He soon set off to carry the gospel around the colony.
Download the PDF document to read an extract from Lawry’s journal describing the challenges of struggling through the New Zealand bush. Such experiences led Europeans to think of ‘the bush’ in New Zealand as dense jungle.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Engraving after a painting by William Gush
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