Pamphlet, 'Ko te Pukapuka Aroha'; Wesleyan Mission Press; 12 Nov 1839; XMM.31


Pamphlet, 'Ko te Pukapuka Aroha'

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Pamphlet; entitled 'Ko te Pukapuka Aroha'; this single paper sheet is printed, on both sides, in te reo Māori, printed by the Wesleyan Mission Press at Mangungu and dated 'Nowema 12, 1839'. The pamphlet is a letter from Wesleyan elders and missionaries to their supporters (signed by the Reverend J Bumby) and announces the arrival of the missionary ship 'Triton' and discusses other church matters.

The Mission Press at Mangungu printed religious literature and other communications in te reo Māori out of a desire to bring 'the printed gospel to the Maoris'.(1) The Reverend John Hewgill Bumby was Chairman of the New Zealand mission from 1839-40. The 'Triton' was a ship used to transport personnel and goods to the various stations in the South Seas.

(1) 'The Maori Bible', Evening Post, 24 Jan 1945. View on Papers Past.

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Wesleyan Mission Press

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Date Made

12 Nov 1839

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196 x 240cm

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Collection of Mangungu Mission House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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