The Cradle of the Nation Te Kohanga
The Kerikeri Basin is where Maori welcomed missionaries in 1819 to establish a Church Mission Settlement. This established the framework for New Zealand's bi-cultural society. Kerikeri is both a beautiful place in the Bay of Islands, and New Zealand's most historic site of national importance.
New Zealand's oldest house, Kemp House (1821-22) and the world reknowned Stone Store (1832-36) are maintained on behalf of the people of New Zealand by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
This history has been condensed from the Kerikeri 175th Anniversary Booklet, Ed Bonita Cron. copyright to Kerikeri Community Board.
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