New Zealand's first missionary school

In 2012/13 archaeologists uncovered evidence of New Zealand's first school, built beside missionary Thomas Kendall’s house in the small Church Missionary Society (Anglican) settlement at Hohi (Oihi) in the Bay of Islands. The school was opened on 12 August 1816: read more here

The images show the remains of the brick fireplace, a toy cannon and one of the kauri timbers which supported the wall of the building.

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