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A History of the English Church in New Zealand

Suggested for bishopric of Tauranga


Rev. J. King Davis' "History of St. John's College" (Auckland); Bishop Cowie's "Our Last Year in New Zealand" (London, 1888); and Canon Mason's "Round the Round World on a Church Mission" (London, 1892), may also be mentioned as supplying interesting details of church work, especially in the mother diocese of Auckland.

On the whole, it must be said that in contrast with the Melanesian Mission, which possesses its biographies of Bishop Patteson and Bishop J. R. Selwyn, its detailed history by Mrs. Armstrong, and several other books of a descriptive and historical character, the New Zealand Church is meagrely provided. The early missionaries themselves published little. Yate's "Account of New Zealand" (1835), and Taylor's "Te Ika a Maui" (London, 1855), and his "Past and Present of New Zealand" (1868), stand almost alone. Some journals have been printed for private circulation; others are only available in MS.; others again have been destroyed. No biography exists of any of our bishops except those of Selwyn by Tucker and Curteis, and that of Bishop Harper by the present writer. Yet where could be found a better subject for a memoir than Bishop Hadfield? Bishop William Williams also should surely have his biography, but the materials for such a book seem to have been used as fuel by the British soldiers during the siege of Waerenga-a-hika in 1868. Archdeacons Brown and Maunsell also deserve that their life histories should be told. The founders

of Canterbury should not be allowed to pass into oblivion. Altogether there remains much work to be done by the historical student of the future.


_The dates given in brackets are those of the birth and death of the person indexed; where only the date of death is known it is preceded by an asterisk._

Abraham, Bp. (1815-1903), arrives in N.Z., 146; suggested for bishopric of Auckland, 154; appointed bishop of Wellington, 165; consecration, 245; resigns, 216; coadjutor to Selwyn at Lichfield, 219.

Ashwell, Rev. B. Y. (*1883), at Waikato, 113; returns after war, 207.

Averill, Bp., becomes bishop of Waiapu, 227; of Auckland, 227.

Bay of Islands, scenery and associations, 7; deserted, 140.

Benefactions, 237_f_.

Bodington, Canon, mission by, 222.

_Boyd_, ship. Massacre of crew, 14; retaliation, 9; conciliation, 19.

Broughton, Bp., visits Bay of Islands, 67; his opinion of the mission, 94, 101.

Brown, Archdeacon A. F. (*1884). arrival in N.Z., 43; visits Thames, 53; settles at Matamata, 56; at Tauranga, 65; appointed archdeacon, 126; suggested for bishopric of Tauranga, 114.

Butler, Rev. J., 28.

Canterbury settlement. Its ideals, 147; relations with Bishop Selwyn, 148, 194.

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