He requested Governor King to “deal with you rsea captains coming to my country” (Aldridge,Ngāpuhi Speaks, p. 60). The Treaty of Waitangi, shows the blend of interests and motives of different groups such as rangatira/Māori chiefs, the British Crown; Missionaries, settlers, and land traders. The Church Missionary Society (CMS) is the first missionary group to established in New Zealand by Rev. Samuel Marsden who delivered his first sermon at Bay of Islands during 1814. . Mr. William Hall, Mr Thomas Kendall and Mr. John King who helped Rev. Samuel Marsden to establish first mission at Rangihoua in New Zealand. The Wesleyan Missionary Society (WMS) who visited the far north of the country during 1822. The missionary groups Church Missionary Society (CMS) and Wesleyan Missionary Society (WMS) actively involved in many events that led to the Treaty of Waitangi. There was rapid expansion of missionary …show more content…
The declaration of independence expresses desire for the unity by northern leaders and attaining the authority of their Maori communities against any alien takeover. The British Resident, James Busby worked closely with chiefs and missionaries in declaration of independence. After signing of the Declaration of Independence, missionaries were more concerned about increase in number of European settlers.
The missionaries such as Church Missionary Society (CMS) and Wesleyan Missionary Society (WMS) had close associations with the British humanitarian movement and emphasized more concern about European colonization on in Indigenous populations. Missionaries opposed New Zealand Company colonization. New Zealand Company which directed to make great profits by acquiring land from Maori at low price and on-selling it.
In 1837 the British government decided to ensure that colonization and land transactions from Māori was regulated in New Zealand . In 1838, third Catholic mission established in New Zealand by Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier. Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier was not supported by British Crown as he did not maintained relationship with the British