Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887 by William Garden Cowie

Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887

byWilliam Garden Cowie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... Cambridge Church. He is a member of the Diocesan and also of the General Synod. February 6, Sunday.--A showery day, after months of drought. The thermometer, which stood at 80 in the shade before the rain began, fell to 650 in thirty-six hours. In the morning, at eleven, I preached at S. Andrew's and held a Confirmation; Morning Prayer to the third collect being first said by Archdeacon Willis. In the afternoon, I went to Cambridge West, where I held afternoon service in the district school-house, the Archdeacon going to Ohaupo. In the evening, I took the service at S. Andrews; Mr. Dyer, a rising young lawyer, helping me by reading the Lesson and giving out the notices. The two collections at S. Andrew's to-day, for the ordinary expenses of the church, amounted to £5 8s. 4d. Considering the smallness of the population (about fifteen hundred) and the existing commercial depression, that sum will compare favourably with the ordinary offerings of a provincial town congregation in England. At Cambridge, as at our other country settlements, there is no Church endowment for any purpose; the whole cost of the maintenance of the clergyman and of public worship being borne by the people. It is to be hoped that endowments--to meet part of the ordinary expenses of our country churches--will be provided, when the sons and grandsons of the original settlers have established themselves on their lands. February 7, Monday.--We spent the morning of this day in letter-writing, and the afternoon in paying visits. February 8, Tuesday.--We left Cambridge in the D morning by train for Morrinsville, where we stayed from eleven a.m. to three. On the way we passed a station named Eureka. On a former occasion, when travelling this way, one of our fellow-passengers said to us,...

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Title:Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027105

ISBN - 13:9780217027106

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