Missionaries and muskets at Kerikeri - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Kerikeri

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Kerikeri in the Video tab.

In the 1820s the Kerikeri mission station was under the protection of Hongi Hika and the Ngāpuhi tribe. Hongi had encouraged the establishment of the mission - largely because he wanted access to muskets, which gave Ngāpuhi a great military advantage over other tribes. Today the 1822 mission house is New Zealand’s oldest building.

Related web links:
Kerikeri

The musket wars
Ngāpuhi
Hongi Hika
Samuel Marsden
First years of the CMS mission
Kerikeri Mission House

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number T906).

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way - their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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