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Mahia: Whangawehi Coronation Reserve

Whangawehi Coronation Reserve
Kiko O TeRangi


Baptismal Font 1842   also >>   SS Tasmania - Anchor 1897


This reserve was presented by G.E. Ormond Esq. to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and as being the place where Maori were baptized at Mahia in 1842 (by Church Ministers such as Bishop William Williams).

This hollow rock was used as a baptismal font - across the road the recess in the rock face, Pa˜tu Whare Hou, being where records were kept. 

 

SS Tasmania - Anchor - foundered 29th July 1897

 

SS Tasmania foundered 27 July 1897 off Mahia