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Samuel Marsden

Marsden, Samuel (märzˈdən) [key], 1764–1838, Anglican clergyman and chaplain of a convict colony in New Zealand. He introduced domestic animals (especially sheep) into New Zealand. As director of the first missionary settlement there in 1814, Marsden began a tradition of missionary protection of the Maori natives against the incursion of European settlers.

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