National Library talk by Gary Clover on the Wesleyan Hokianga mission, 1827-1855 (Wellington, 21 November)

Author Gary Clover will present his recently launched book on culture change and Māori conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission:

Collision, Compromise and Conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission, 1827-1855: A critical study of Hokianga Māori, missionary and kauri merchant interactions.

The book looks at culture change and Māori conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission and how with Mission Superintendent, William White, Māori adopted and adapted Christianity and European ‘modernity’ to suit their own culture.

Author Gary Clover, Dame Claudia Orange (Te Papa Research Fellow) and Dr Geoff Troughton (Senior History Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington) will each speak about the publication.

Light refreshments will be available.


About the speaker

Gary Clover is a retired Methodist Presbyter with a forty-year interest in culture change and conversion in early contact-era New Zealand.

His 1973 Auckland MA thesis examined Māori conversion in South Taranaki. He has earlier published two monographs, and in the Wesley Historical Society and Stimulus journals, and elsewhere.


Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Time: 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon