Grace, Thomas Samuel
Thomas Samuel Grace, a missionary was in the Taupo area where he influenced Te Heuheu into restraining his people from entering the war against the Europeans. In 1863, the year after Te Heuheu's death the escalation in hostilities forced the Grace family to move from Taupo to Tauranga. Whilst there, Grace was taken prisoner for a brief period but escaped. In 1875 he went to England, returning in 1877.He continued his work at reconciling the Maori and European within the church until his death on 30 April 1879 at Tauranga.
The diary 1 Jan. 1877 - 27 December 1877 covers his return journey from England in 1877 and includes a brief stay in Melbourne and Adelaide before arriving in New Zealand. He then covers the journey to Tauranga and the King Country and the sermons preached. Also included are letters and misc papers.
Diary. 1 Jan. 1877 - 27 December 1877
Transcript of diary
Folder. Letters and newspaper articles
He panui ki nga minita me nga Rangatira Maori mo te kura mo a ratou tamahine ka tu ki Tauranga (plus photocopy)
Letter from David Grace giving a translation of the Panui made by Rev. Leo Te Kira, July 2003.
Draft letter headed E hoa e te Poehipi(?)
List of expenses
Notice from the Hamilton East Highway Board re rateable property. 15 Jan. 1877
Letter to Rev. T. S. Grace from the Colonial Secretary's Office 15 Feb. 1868 re release of native prisoners Hoki Tukino, Hawera te Hihua, Raniera te Weretokoho, Erua te Hakino, Wiremu Kepa te Amopu and Panape Rangirewaia ; Copy of newspaper The Bay of Plenty Times July 6 1887 ; Copy of newspaper The Political Reformer, Christchurch August 7 1887