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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

TAYLOR, Rev. Richard 1805–1873

TAYLOR, Rev. Richard 1805–1873

Born Letwell, Yorkshire: orphaned at thirteen, at sixteen decided to become a parson. Educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, MA 1835; he had been ordained priest 1829. In 1835 accepted by CMS for New Zealand and arrived in Sydney 1836. Marsden at first kept him there as chaplain to the garrison and the convicts. After Mars-den's death came to New Zealand 1839 to take over Waimate Mission. Came to have a great influence with the Maoris and built the first church for settlers at Wanganui; opened a small hospital at Putiki; in 1846 a school, the nucleus of Wanganui Collegiate School. Helped to bring peace after hostilities. Visited England 1855 with Maori Chief Hipango. While there published his scholarly Telka A Maui with 100 of his own sketches as illustrations. After 1860 concentrated on scientific study, published other books and was made Fellow of the Geological Society. Helped to bring moa bones to the notice of Professor Owen; furnished species of flora to Darwin and Hooker. Many of his papers and sketch books are in AIML. A copy of The Past and Present pub. 1868 with extra original illustrations is in Turnbull.

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