South Sea Missions. New Zealand
Astronomy, Religion, Race
James Stack's missionary journal reports an encounter with a Maori chief: 'Telling them the absurdity of supposing the left eye became a star after death, and being assisted by our boys to make known to them how very different our ideas were in reference to the heavenly bodies, a young man of rather superior appearance, said in way of ridicule, "What, have they been up to them to see what they are?" (848).
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