Kōrero: History of immigration

Missionary buildings at Kerikeri (1 o 2)

Missionary buildings at Kerikeri

In 1814 the Sydney chaplain Samuel Marsden established New Zealand’s first mission in the Bay of Islands. The missionaries were never a large community, but they left behind some notable buildings, including Kemp House (shown here), which was built in 1821–22. It was a mission house for the Reverend John Gare Butler, who came as part of Marsden’s second Church Missionary Society mission to New Zealand. Kemp House is the oldest surviving European building in New Zealand. It was lived in and cared for by successive members of the family of missionary James Kemp for 142 years.

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Photograph by Grant Sheehan

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Early years', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1518/missionary-buildings-at-kerikeri (accessed 31 May 2023)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015