"As a reminder of the long, rich, passionate and sometimes violent history of the Christian church, the 'Anglican Journal' is publishing 'Milestones', a short feature that explores historical and intellectual events in the evolution of Christendom. Milestones is presented by The Anglican Foundation of Canada. April 5, 1809. The Birth of George Augustus Selwyn, the first Anglican bishop of New Zealand. Granted a vast area of pastoral jurisdiction, he also laid the foundations of the church in Melanesia and Polynesia. Having mastered the Maori language on the long voyage from England to New Zealand, he was able to preach to members of his new flock in their native language upon his arrival. In addition to collections of sermons, he wrote the tract,'Verbal Analysis of the Holy Bible, intended to facilitate the Translation of the Holy Scriptures into Foreign Languages', 1855".