Events In History
The Christian missionaries of the pre-1840s have been described as the 'agents of virtue in a world of vice', although they were not immune to moral blemish themselves.
Page 2 – Establishing the Church Missionary Society
Samuel Marsden was a key figure in the establishment of the first Christian mission in New Zealand.
Page 3 – Men of vice or virtue?
Thomas Kendall established the first mission school, but he was later suspended after admitting an adulterous affair with a Maori woman.
Page 4 – Fixing God's house
Henry Williams, who had been ordained a priest in 1822 'for the cure of souls in his majesty's foreign possessions', inherited a mission beset by problems.
Page 5 – Wesleyans and Catholics
How Maori responded to the arrival of Wesleyan and Catholic missionaries in the Bay of Islands
Page 6 – Printing the word of God
From the mid-1830s the printed word became a new weapon in the campaign to bring Christianity to Maori.
Page 7 – Further information
Publications and links with information about pre-1840 missionaries
Christmas in New Zealand is less about snow and sleigh bells and more about sun, sand and backyard barbecues. Over the holiday season we explore the Kiwi Christmas experience –
from Abel Tasman’s first New Zealand Christmas in 1642 to the declining
reign of the Queen’s message
- Page 1 - Kiwi ChristmasChristmas in New Zealand is less about snow and sleigh bells and more about sun, sand and backyard barbecues. Over the holiday season we explore the Kiwi Christmas experience –
Pai Marire (goodness and peace) was one of several Maori Christian faiths to emerge in the 19th century. Like many others, it was closely tied to issues of land and politics.
- Page 2 - Te Ua HaumēnePai Marire disciples travelled around the North Island in the mid-1860s. Against a backdrop of war and land confiscations, the founding principle of Pai Marire was often subverted
New Zealand's Parliament dates back to 1854, just 14 years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the beginning of the European settlement of the country. For most of its history as a nation state, New Zealand has had some form of elected government.
- Page 4 - Doing businessThe operation of Parliament has changed over time as its workload has grown and new systems such as MMP have been implemented.
- parliament buildings
- pai marire
- te ua haumene
- new zealand wars
- moutoa gardens
- land confiscation
- race relations
- pre-1840 contact
- te reo māori
- maori language
- bay of islands
- henry williams
- musket wars
- thomas kendall
- samuel marsden
- jean françois marie de surville
- famous firsts
- public holidays