EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE, LONDON, TO THE ANNUAL MEETING, April 30th, 1822. AUSTRALIAN MISSION
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE, LONDON, TO THE ANNUAL MEETING, April 30th, 1822. AUSTRALIAN MISSION.
“The Seminary at Parramatta for New Zealanders, has for the present had been suspended,
(Note—thirteen had died, principally chiefs' sons. See Marsden to Pratt. 1/4/1822) the change of habits and climate being found injurious to the health of the natives, and to require a degree of attention to them, which under the present circumstances could not be paid. Mr. Samuel Butler left in the beginning of March, and returned in the ‘Hope’ to New Zealand. The Committee feel, however, that such advantages have already been derived from the seminary, and are likely still to be derived when it can be placed under due management, that they wish every effort to be made to place it on a permanent footing.”