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Date:
circa1990s
Title:
Book
Object ID:
2019.328.007
Object Name:
Book
Extent of Description:
Book, 7 pages, 30 x 21cm
Scope & Content:
[Book, rectangular white paper, black print with illustrations and photos.]

[Book reads]

[Front cover]

HAEREMAI KI
PUKEKARAKA

We welcome you here.
Make yourselves at home.

May this Place of Peace
Give you peace too.

(2 Thessalonians 3:16)

Haere mai ki tenei marae,
Ki te Kopu o te Whenua,
Ki te Kopu o Hine Nui o te Ao Katoa.

[Page 3]

[First 3 paragraphs]

VISITING THE CHURCHES

THE OLD CHURCH

This is the oldest Catholic Church that has been in constant use in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It was ready in 1859, though wood was cut by Maori 1853. It is of mortise and tenon construction, nails used only in fastening the weather boards.

In 1862 Maori gave money for the bell now near the new church.

It was quite spartan originally, and seats and other furnishings were installed and blessed only in 1887 by Bishop Francis Redwood. A choir from the Wanganui River came that day. It was named Our Lady of Victories and is now St Mary's.
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