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Pompallier Mission

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Business Type: First Catholic mission


Established by Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier, it is also New Zealand’s oldest factory, housing the country’s first printing press, used to print Maori language books.

Address: The Strand, Russell Northland


Pompallier is built in 1842 using the traditional Lyons style of pis de terre – rammed earth.

Restored as a working museum – visitors receive hands on experience working the mission factory – tanning, printing, and bookbinding while hearing stories of the people who lived and worked there.


The Strand, Russell

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