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Pacific ApostleThe 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions$
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David O. McKay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042850

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.001.0001

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The New Zealand Mission

The New Zealand Mission

(p.113) Chapter Seven The New Zealand Mission
Pacific Apostle

David O. McKay

, Reid L. Neilson, Carson V. Teuscher
University of Illinois Press

McKay and Cannon’s steamship plied into the port at Wellington, New Zealand before dawn on April 21, 1921. They spent just over a week on the North Island, visiting missionaries, local members of European descent known as “Pakehas,” and native Maori Latter-day Saints. By the time of McKay’s visit, Maori converts and their descendants composed the majority of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand. Their traditions enamored McKay—most notably the “Hui Tau,” an annual multiday conference that included dancing, feasts, and community discussions ranging from church administration to local needs and unit organization. On many occasions, McKay was “hongied” by Maori members, an intimate nose-to-nose greeting. McKay bid farewell to the New Zealand Saints on April 30, 1921, departing for the next leg of his journey.

Keywords:   Maori, Pakeha, Hongi, LDS, Latter-day Saints, Mormon, Mormonism, Hui Tau, missions, missionary, missionaries

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