The Tamil Bell is a broken bronze bell discovered in approximately
1836 by missionary William Colenso. It was being used as a pot to boil
potatoes by Māori women near
Bell from a different source
V. R. Ramachandra Dikshitar
Theory of Portuguese discovery of Australia
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Picture of the bell at Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand The Tamil Bell from the collection of the Museum of New Zealand