“Te Rongopai 1814 ‘Takoto te pai!’: Bicentenary reflections on Christian beginnings and developments in Aotearoa New Zealand”. Edited by Allan Davidson, Stuart Lange, Peter Lineham, Adrienne Puckey. Published by the Anglican General Synod Office. ISBN 978-0-473-28009-3. NZD $35. Postage within NZ is $5.50 to ordinary addresses and $9.20 to Rural Delivery addresses. Overseas postage at cost. Wholesale terms not available on this item.
328 pages, 15cm x 21cm format, soft cover, perfect-bound. Includes, 35 b&w and coloured images, and comprehensive index & bibliography.
“As a way of rethinking the bicultural beginnings of our country and our church, this book deserves attention, and lots of sequels.” Bishop John Bluck.
“cannot see a better preparation for the celebration of the bicentenary of the arrival of Christian missionaries in Aotearoa New Zealand than to read this book.” Pat Lythe, executive secretary of the Catholic Diocesan Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations.
The second decade of the 21st century marks several significant historic moments in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Māori and Pākehā relations – 250 years since the visits of Capt Cook’s ship the Endeavour and the French ship St Jean-Baptiste, centenaries of aspects of the First World War, and bicentenaries of first missions and planned European settlement.
Te Rongopai 1814 ‘Takoto te pai!’, is a collection of essays exploring the Revd Samuel Marsden’s initiative and Māori involvement in Missionary beginnings in Aotearoa New Zealand. These early missionary beginnings and their implications have been subjects of intense historical debates. This book gives insights into relations between missionaries and local iwi, how Māori viewed this new culture and religion and some of the developments that followed.
Preface – Allan Davidson
Introduction – Peter Lineham
Prologue: Te Hari a Ngāpuhi – The Dance (of Joy) of Ngāpuhi – Te Pihopa Te Kitohi Pikaahu
I. THE EVANGELICAL WORLD – NEW ZEALAND AND THE PACIFIC
1. “Early Protestant Missionary Beginnings in New Zealand Through Different Lenses” – Allan Davidson
2. “London, Church and Wesleyan Missionary Societies’ connections, 1795-1835” – Adrienne Puckey
II. MISSIONARY BEGINNINGS IN NEW ZEALAND
3. “Samuel Marsden – Christmas Day 1814. What did he say? The Content of New Zealand’s first Christian Sermon” – David Pettett
4. “Daily Life at Hohi Mission Station: Archives and Archaeology” – Angela Middleton and Ian Smith
5. “Women’s Marks: The King Family Samplers” – Vivien Caughley
6. “Christian Rangi: ‘A Brand Plucked from the Burning’?” – Malcolm Falloon
7. “Thirst for Useful Knowledge: Samuel Marsden’s Māori Seminary at Parramatta, 1815-1827” – Malcolm Prentis
III. MISSIONARY AND MAORI INTERACTIONS
8. “The Revd John Gare Butler and the Early Anglican Mission, 1819-1823” – Christopher Honoré
9. “Nineteenth-century Wairoa District Mission: Missionary/Māori ‘Entanglement’” – Moeawa Callaghan
IV. HISTORIOGRAPHICAL REFLECTIONS AND REACTIONS
10. “Body or Soul? Redeeming Māori War Captives” – Hazel Petrie
11. “Trinity College, Porirua (1847-1853): A vision that failed, but a worthwhile vision nonetheless” – David Williams
12. “Missionaries, Historians and The Peace Tradition in New Zealand” – Geoffrey Troughton
13. “Redeeming The Redeemers? The Use Of Missionaries To Prove Treaty Claims” – Grant Phillipson