Rangihoua missionary settlement

A fanciful painting of the missionary settlement and Nga Puhi village at Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands, home of Nga Puhi chief Ruatara

Ruatara had described Rangihoua as paradise. Not all agreed: 'Had Marsden and his catechists searched the whole coastline, a more dismal location could scarcely have been found.' James Belich, Making peoples, 1996, p. 142.

Credit

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Curios-021-008.
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

How to cite this page: 'Rangihoua missionary settlement', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/rangihoua, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Mar-2014

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