Whāia te atuatanga : theological education, text books, Te Rau College, cultures and contexts : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA in History at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
This thesis shows that Anglican theological training for Maori in the years from
1883 to 1921 was in te reo Maori at Te Rau College, Gisborne, and surveys, in
particular, the text books used, analysing what those text book indicators show
about Maori theological education. This is seen in the context of theological
training for Maori prior to the establishment of the college, the later period
when English language instruction was also offered, and the pressures that led
to the college’s closure.