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Thames Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Thames, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member willbuild
S 37° 09.088 E 175° 33.410
60H E 371843 N 5887349
Quick Description: Holy Trinity Church (Anglican) Parawai Road, Thames New Zealand
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/26/2010 5:55:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM8FKB
Views: 1

Long Description:
Holy Trinity Church (Anglican)

Parawai Road, THAMES

Register Number:

Registration Type:
Historic Place - Category II

Waikato Region

Date Registered:

City/District Council:
Thames-Coromandel District Council

Legal Description:
Pt Lot D Deeds Plan H17

Current Use:
Religion - Church

Former Use:
Religion - Church

Construction Dates:
Original Construction: 1886


?This church, designed and built entirely by Maori in 1886, replaced the 1837 Mission Station on the hill above. This Mission Station was built on 300 acres gifted by local Iwi to the C.M.S. at Herewaka (a safe place for canoes'). Today the church is of course tapu. The church grounds are an urupa and the whole complex is located on a waahi tapu site. During the goldmining - era Maori leaders Wiremu Turipona, the church's first Maori minister, his wife Rebecca and Parata Te Mapu, another Maori minister, were buried by the church. In 1964 Jack and Taka (Tuck) Robson of Ngati Maru, carried out extensive restoration work on the then derelict building.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 11/25/1982

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Historic Maori Church

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Thames New Zealand

Year placed: 1886

Admission fees if any: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of operation:
Not open to the public

Is it accessible to the general public:
Not open to the public

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