• Portrait painting of Samuel Marsden. 1830s. Image ref: A-770.

    Portrait painting of Samuel Marsden.

    Originally from Yorkshire, the Anglican missionary Samuel Marsden arrived in New South Wales with his wife and infant daughter in March 1794 and joined the mission established on the banks of the Parramatta River, west of Sydney. Although Parramatta remained his base until his death in 1838, from the early 1800s his evangelical ambitions extended beyond Australia to the South Pacific. His acquaintance with Māori travellers to Sydney prompted his first visit to the Bay of Islands in December 1814 and his determination to set up missions in New Zealand.
    Portrait painting of Samuel Marsden. 1830s. Image ref: A-770.
  • Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.

    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station - page 1.

    Always a forceful correspondent, Marsden wrote frequently to the missionary settlers in Northland, many of whom he had personally selected. Addressed to James Kemp at Kerikeri, the letter shown discusses provisions for the mission stations, expresses regret over problems with two of the missionaries (Thomas Kendall and John Butler) and introduces George Clarke, a new appointment to the Bay of Islands.
    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.
  • Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.

    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station - page 2.

    Always a forceful correspondent, Marsden wrote frequently to the missionary settlers in Northland, many of whom he had personally selected. Addressed to James Kemp at Kerikeri, the letter shown discusses provisions for the mission stations, expresses regret over problems with two of the missionaries (Thomas Kendall and John Butler) and introduces George Clarke, a new appointment to the Bay of Islands.
    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.
  • Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.

    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station - page 3.

    Always a forceful correspondent, Marsden wrote frequently to the missionary settlers in Northland, many of whom he had personally selected. Addressed to James Kemp at Kerikeri, the letter shown discusses provisions for the mission stations, expresses regret over problems with two of the missionaries (Thomas Kendall and John Butler) and introduces George Clarke, a new appointment to the Bay of Islands.
    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.
  • Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.

    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station - page 4.

    Always a forceful correspondent, Marsden wrote frequently to the missionary settlers in Northland, many of whom he had personally selected. Addressed to James Kemp at Kerikeri, the letter shown discusses provisions for the mission stations, expresses regret over problems with two of the missionaries (Thomas Kendall and John Butler) and introduces George Clarke, a new appointment to the Bay of Islands.
    Samuel Marsden. Letter to the Kerikeri mission station. 10 March 1824. In: Samuel Marsden. Letters, 1820-26. NZMS 741.