Rewi Alley, a legend in his lifetime, devoted his talents to the development of China and its people. Since his arrival in Shanghai in 1927, Rewi Alley never waivered in his will to share with the Chinese people their experience in transforming and modernising their ancient land. David Lange, former NZ Prime Minister.
This website is designed to provide a quality resource of information about Rewi Alley, his life and achievements, for students, interested New Zealanders and visitors from overseas, specifically for the 120th anniversary of Rewi’s birth in 2017 and to promote commemorations in this year. In order that his life, works and achievements continue to be recognised and studied, material in this resource is presented in a manner that will engage future generations, ensuring his contribution and legacy to both his home country New Zealand and his adopted country China are not forgotten.