Published:  

2010
This report describes the history, fabric, and national context of Oihi Mission Station. It also outlines the significance and management of this historic site.

Oihi Mission Station, today known as 'Marsden Cross', is the site of New Zealand’s first Christian mission station. The station was set up through the efforts of Reverend Samuel Marsden and Ruatara chief of Rangihoua pa. Marsden preached New Zealand’s first Christian sermon here on Christmas morning, 1814, which marked the beginning of New Zealand’s first established European community.

This report describes the history, fabric, and national context of Oihi Mission Station. It also outlines the significance and management of this historic site.

Publication information

Written by Melina Goddard.

Published by the Department of Conservation.

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Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
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Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
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Kerikeri 0245
 

 

 

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