Story: East Coast region

Māori churches: Whakawhitirā church in the Waiapu valley (2nd of 2)

Māori churches: Whakawhitirā church in the Waiapu valley

One of the earliest churches on the East Coast was built by Ngāti Porou on the Waiapu River in the 1830s. This drawing of it was made by Whanganui missionary Richard Taylor after visiting in April 1839. At the time the church was sited in what was described to Taylor as the largest on the coast.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: C.5577
Sepia and ink wash by Richard Taylor

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Monty Soutar. 'East Coast region - European impact on Māori, 1769 to 1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 16-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/33722/maori-churches-whakawhitira-church-in-the-waiapu-valley