Kōrero: King Country region

King Country mission stations

Wesleyan (Methodist) missionaries established five mission stations in the King Country. Three were set up around Kāwhia Habour between 1834 and 1838, one at Whakatumutumu on the upper Mōkau River (1843), and another at Te Māhoe near the mouth of the Mōkau River (1843). A Lutheran mission station was also established on the upper Mōkau River in 1844. Little visual evidence of the missions remain, but the sites of some are marked by monuments. Scroll over the mission names in boxes to see the sites.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Māori and European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/34844/king-country-mission-stations (accessed 21 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015