Photograph of drawing of Papeiha [as a young man]

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Photograph, black and white, 12.5cm x 16.5cm.

Administrative / Biographical History

Papeiha was a 'native teacher' of Raiatea, and later evangelist of Rarotonga, working for the London Missionary Society. He was recruited by the missionary John Williams and stationed at Aitutaki from 1821, and Rarotonga from 1823, where he led the conversion of the islanders to Christianity.

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Related Material

An additional image of Papeiha (Rarotonga) as an older man can be found in 'The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795-1895', by Richard Lovett (London, 1899), facing p.225.