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Letters from the Bay of Islands: The Story of Marianne Williams

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An extraordinary first hand account of the first missionaries to New Zealand from the wife of Henry Williams. This collection of letters has been edited and collated by Caroline Fitzgerald, the great-granddaughter of Marianne Williams. They provide a window into both a key chapter in the history of European interaction with Maori and into the unique and courageous characte ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Penguin Books
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In 1822, Marianne Williams left England by ship with her husband Henry and three small children. Her destination was the remote Bays of Island (Pahia) in New Zealand. Henry and Marianne had been sent out by the (Anglican) Church Missionary Society as senior missionaries to pre-European New Zealand.

Letters from the Bay of Islands tells Marianne's story through the letters she wrote to family in Nottingham, England from 1822 to 1837. Editor, Caroline Fitzgerald is the great great granddaughter of
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