Book: Kerikeri Mission and Kororipo Pā: an entwined history
If you just own one book that tells you all about the history of Kerikeri and the vital early relationships between Māori and Pākehā, this should be the one.
A concise guide to the Kerikeri mission from its inception in 1819 until 1845, when it became a secular settlement and the Stone Store was sold to private owners. It includes a discussion of missionaries and Māori who were involved with the mission, including people such as Hongi Hika, Rewa and Moka.
The book is richly illustrated with photographs from the Kemp House and Stone Store collections of artefacts and objects, once in daily use. It contains a discussion and illustrations of the store accounts, revealing details of daily life at the mission – what food, clothing, tools and other goods were available, where they came from and who they were distributed to.
Author Angela Middleton is an archaeologist who has done research on several mission sites in the Bay of Islands.
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