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The New Zealand Church Messenger - Nelson

These are a set of monthly newsletters, sent out by the New Zealand Church to subscribers. They include the years from January 1887 to June 1891. 
Though a bit difficult to read in places, as the font is so small and the pages large, they contain a wealth of the social information of the times. Now bound into book form the pages still have the fold marks and even the odd postage stamp. This book has been scanned and captured on Cd.
In amongst the sermons and Sunday school lessons, there are all the conformations, baptisms, marriages, burials, and the names of the subscribers to the newsletters. As the Nelson Jubilee was during these years, there is a description of the celebrations, and lists of some of the settlers that arrived in the 1840's, the ship they arrived on and the place they were residing.
The area's covered in the newsletters were, Nelson, Havelock, Blenheim, Picton, Spring Creek, Awatere, Kaikoura, Amuri, Stoke, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wakefield, Waimea West, Appleby, Wakapuanga, Motueka, Takaka, Collingwood, Westport, Charleston, Brighton, Cobden, Greymouth, Greenstone, Ahaura, Lyell, Reefton, Dovetail and NgatimotiPrice NZD$20

History of the English Church in New Zealand

From the first settlement of the missionaries, this history tells of the trials an tribulations of the setting up of the English Church in New Zealand. Of dealings with Maori and early Colonists. The Maori Wars ect.., and covers the years 1805 to 1914

Price NZD$15

History of the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand

This book tells of the setting up of the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand. From the send off from Scotland, the voyage out. The passengers on that early ship, first sight of land. The first service in Maori Land.Price NZD$15

Dominican Star - Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Church, Dunedin

This is the Golden Jubilee for the Diocese of Dunedin and the Dominican Nuns. Printed in 1921.It tells of the history of the Catholic church in Dunedin and surrounding towns. Filled with photo's of the nuns and their pupils procession through the streets of Dunedin, past pupils.There is mention of some of the past pupils weddings and a list of Obituary.Price NZD$10

Officiating Ministers Listed under the New Zealand “MarriageAct.”

Years the lists covers, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1920.“MARRIAGE ACT, 1880”Pursuant to the provisions of the General Assembly of New Zealand passed in theforty-fourth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and initiated“The Marriage Act, 1880,”the following list of Officiating Ministerswithin the meaning of the said Act is published for general information:-Lists all of the ministers who have the right to perform marriages in New Zealand, under the heading of their churches denominations.Price NZD$25

Fifty Years Syne

By James Chisholm

A Jubilee Memorial of the Presbyterian Church of Otago, spanning the years 1848 to 1898. Full of wonderful black and white plates of the early churches and ministers. A great companion Cd for the Otago and Southland marriages, if you would like to add pictures of the churches that the early marriages took place in and the ministers that preformed the marriages. Also an interesting read.Price NZD$20