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With the Children of the Wild –
William Colenso’s journeys in Northland 1834–1843

William Colenso arrived in Paihia as a stuttering young Church Missionary Society printer who soon found he had to take his turn preaching on Sundays. He travelled over much of Northland in the ten years he lived there, befriending local Maori and, in the paternalistic mode of his times, teaching them the new ways of the white man.

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