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By Angela Middleton

Evangelical missionary societies were linked to the strategies of colonisation through the globe, from India to Africa and into the Pacific. In overdue 18th-century Britain, the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East (CMS) begun its missionary ventures, and within the first decade of the 19th-century, despatched 3 of its contributors to New South Wales, Australia, after which directly to New Zealand, an unknown, little-explored a part of the realm.

Across the globe, a standard fabric tradition travelled with its evangelizing (and later colonizing) settlers, with artefacts showing as cultural markers from Cape city in South Africa, to Tasmania in Australia and the much more distant Bay of Islands in New Zealand. After missionization, colonization happened. also, universal topics of interplay with indigenous peoples, loved ones economic system, the advance of trade, and social and gender family additionally performed out in those communities.

This paintings is exclusive in that it presents the 1st archaeological exam of a brand new Zealand venture station, and as such, makes a massive contribution to New Zealand old archaeology and background. It additionally situates the case learn in a world context, creating a major contribution to the foreign box of undertaking archaeology. It informs a much broader viewers concerning the approaches of colonization and tradition touch in New Zealand, in addition to the main points of the cloth tradition of the country’s first ecu settlers, delivering some degree of comparability with different outposts of British colonization.

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