samuel marsden

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  • Samuel Marsden


  • 25 Jun 176512 May 1838

Reverend Samuel Marsden was the driving force behind the establishment of Anglican mission stations in New Zealand.

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Events In History




  • Go-betweens

    An important feature of early cross-cultural contact in New Zealand was the role of intermediaries (kaiwhakarite) who acted as go-betweens – people from one culture who lived within the other culture and helped bridge the gap between the two.

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  • Page 3 - Māori intermediaries: RuataraIn 1805 the Ngāpuhi chief Ruatara left New Zealand on the whaling ship Argo with the intention of meeting King George

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