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Samuel Leigh

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6 June 1823

Samuel Leigh and William White established Wesleydale, a Wesleyan (Methodist) mission station at Kaeo. Leigh was friendly with Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society and the two missions worked closely together.



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. Read the full article

Page 5 - Wesleyans and Catholics

How Maori responded to the arrival of Wesleyan and Catholic missionaries in the Bay of