Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC713
TitleAccession 713
Extent1 volume
DescriptionTranscriptions of the letters and journals of William Thomas Fairburn, schoolmaster in New Zealand 1828-1849 together with family history, maps of journey and copy of portrait photograph of Fairburn compiled by S. E. F. Hanley.
ArrangementThis item forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family papers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection (forming part of the wider CMS/ACC unofficial papers catalogue) is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryWilliam Thomas Fairburn(1797-1859) was born in England but emigrated to Australia around 1817. After his marriage to Sarah Tuckwell in 1819 the couple sailed for New Zealand where he was instrumental in establishing the CMS New Zealand mission. He worked as a schoolmaster for the CMS in New Zealand 1828-1842 (Paihia 1828-33, Puriri 1834-37, Maretai 1838-42) until his resignation from the CMS in 1841.

Source: Introduction by Bev Woolley to William Thomas Fairburn letters and journals 1828-1849
Related MaterialPapers of William Thomas Fairburn in CMS archive (CMS C N O39)


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