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Newspaper Clipping
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Object Name:
Clipping, Newspaper
Extent of Description:
Single newspaper clipping, 18 x 11.5cm
Scope & Content:
[Newspaper clipping, square white paper, with black print.]

[Newspaper article reads]

150 years of peace

[In handwritten ink] Kapiti Observer 2/06/2008

K Gurunathan

[First 5 paragraphs]

It is a Monday morning and there's a stillness at Pukekaraka.
Translanted as the Hill of Karaka Trees, Pukekaraka is situated along Otaki's Convent Street, tucked far away from the madding crowd.
The stillness comes down from the hill embedded with old graves, a hill sacred to Maori well before it was gifted to French missionary Father Jean Baptiste Comte in 1844 to establish a church and mission station.
The original church was built on the hill in 1845, the present one below the hill in 1858.
The first was built five years before the Rev Octavius Hadfield, an Anglican in partnership with fighting chief Te Rauparaha, built Rangiatea, about a kilometre around the corner. "Ironically, the star of Pukekaraka was outshone for much of its life by the brighter light of Rangiatea," observed Pam Neville, in an article in the December 1998 copy of New Zealand House and Garden magazine.
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Newspaper Clipping, 150 years of peace by K GurunathanNewspaper Clipping, 150 years of peace by K Gurunathan