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No. 8 (Winter 1954)
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Baptistry in St. Paul's Memorial Church, Putiki (Wanganui). It is the fifth church to be erected at Putiki. The first one, built during the Rev. John Mason's pastorate, was dedicated in 1842. Quoting a booklet written by the present pastor, the Rev. K. M. Ihaka (reviewed elsewhere in this issue): ‘The present church is conceived with an artistry which cannot be duplicated in any other country of the world. The people of Putiki owe a lasting debt to the late Sir Apirana Ngata, without whose skilful knowledge and constant personal supervision these unique Maori decorations could not have been carried out.’
(National Publicity Studios Photograph)