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GLNZ B41.3 Buddle, Thomas, Reverend, 1812-1883
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Manuscript number: GLNZ B41.3
Author: Buddle, Thomas, Reverend, 1812-1883
Title: Letter to Sir George Grey
Time period: 8 October 1851
Bio Note: Born into a prominent Anglican family at Durham, England, Thomas Buddle joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church at age 17. He married Sarah Dixon in Durham on 16 August 1839. They embarked for New Zealand aboard the Wesleyan missionary Society’s ship Triton in September 1839 and arrived at Hokianga in May 1840. They were initially stationed with James Wallis at Raglan but in 1841 moved to Te Kopua on the Waipa River. Because of his proven organisational ability, Buddle was appointed head of the Wesleyan Native Institution in Auckland in 1844. He served in that capacity until 1865, then took up postings in Christchurch (1866–69), Wellington (1870–72) and Nelson (1873–75). From 1875 until his death he was principal of Three Kings Wesleyan College in Auckland. He was renowned for his grasp of the Maori language.
Physical description: 4p. 20cm.
Collection: Grey New Zealand letters
Other names: Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898


Auckland. Three Kings (Auckland) Native Institution - additions progress, finance: sends copies of lectures on the Aborigines and a Fijian grammar.

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