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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

William Colenso

William Colenso


William Colenso was born in Cornwall, England.
His dream was to be a printer so he can make
books, Newspaper & magazine. When he was 15
he started training to become a printer. In 1834
William arrived in the Bay of Islands on the
beach. He came to work as a printer for the
missionaries. New Zealand first ever printing
press was carried in the north land on the
bay of islands beach he got helped from the
Maori to carry it. Then three years later
William printing the first ever New Zealand
book. William made 5000 books that had
Been translated in Maori like the treaty
of waitangi & the Bible. Then a few days
later William became a missionary. With
a help from the Maori guides his journeyed
through the thick forest and arousing higher
and higher mountain to reach Maori villages.
He only travel on foot like ever Maori do, he
went to place in New Zealand that no other
European he'd ever gone before. He had
went from Hawkes Bay to Wellington to Inland
to Taupe. In one of his Journeyed he found
a New Zealand native plant and felt in love
with it so he collected they on his adventure.
He also found moa bones and send it to
England and when they were finish putting
it together all the bones they found out
that is was 3.6 m tall. He hope to see
one in life his adventure but not knowing
that they were extinct. But because of
family problems he had to give up being a
missionary.
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