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Anglicanism in New Zealand


Octavius Hadfield, 1814-1904

Henry John Chitty Harper, 1804-1893

Edmund Hobhouse, 1817-1904

Henry Lascelles Jenner, 1820-1898

George Augustus Selwyn, 1809-1878

Itinerary and Acta of George Augustus Selwyn
Compiled by Michael Blain, 2006.


The Blain Biographical Directory of Anglican Clergy
This database, compiled by the Reverend Michael Blain, lists Anglican clergy ordained before 1931 who served in New Zealand, Polynesia and Melanesia.

The Anglican Diocese of Dunedin, 1852-1919
By Michael Blain (2003, 2013, PDF).

The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members' Connections
Compiled by Michael Blain 2007. [Adobe Acrobat format]

An Account of New Zealand and of the Formation and Progress of the Church Missionary Society's Mission in the Northern Island
By the Rev. William Yate
London: R.B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1835. [external link]

Treaty of Waitangi--Missionaries and Settlers [external link]

Parish Churches in New Zealand. The Ecclesiologist Volume I. Number I. November, 1841.

A Sermon, preached in the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Exeter, on Sunday, Dec. 12, 1841, Previous to his Departure from England, by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of New Zealand [George Augustus Selwyn] Exeter: P. A. Hannaford, 1842

Letters from The Bishop of New Zealand to The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. n.p.: n.p., n.d., Edited by George Washington Doane, Bishop of New Jersey

SPG Reports by Bishop Selwyn

Journal of the Visitation Tour, from August to December, 1843
To which is Prefixed an Extract of a Letter from the Bishop to a Friend in England.

Journal of the Visitation Tour, from December 1843, to March 1844,
Including an Account of His Visit to the Southern Island.

A Letter from the Bishop of New Zealand,
Containing an Account of the Affray between the Settlers and the Natives at Kororareka.

A Journal of the Bishop's Visitation Tour through His Diocese,
Including a Visit to the Chatham Islands, in the Year 1848.

Minutes of the Australasian Synod
From The Colonial Church Chronicle, and Missionary Journal, Vol. IV (June 1851), pages 455-465.

A Letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, Secretary of State for the Colonies, &c. &c. &c. on behalf of the Melanesian Mission of the Bishop of New Zealand, and also on behalf of Missions to the Aborigines of Australia.
By Lewis M. Hogg.
London: George Bell, 1853.

Annals of the Diocese of New Zealand.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1856. [External link]

Journal of a Walk with the Bishop of New Zealand, from Auckland to Taranaki in August 1855.
By Charles John Abraham, Archdeacon of Waitemata.
London: Printed for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and sold by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1856.

Untitled article on Maori Bible translation
From The Church Journal, New-York, Wednesday Evening, November 10, 1858.

The Southern Cross and Southern Crown; Or, The Gospel in New Zealand
By Miss Tucker
New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866.

The Maori Race and New Zealand Missions
From Mission Life, Volume I (first series) (1866), pages 133-141, 190-201 and 269-274.

Christianity among the New Zealanders.
By William Williams.
London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1867. [External link]

The Melanesian Mission: A Letter to the Editors of the Australian Churchman.
By C. Hunter Brown.
Nelson: R. Lucas and Son, 1869.

The Abiding Comforter: A Sermon preached in St. Mary's Church, Auckland, on the Evening of Sunday, 3rd of March, 1861 (being the day of His Consecration)
By the late Right Rev. John Coleridge Patteson, D.D.
From Mission Life: An Illustrated Magazine of Home and Foreign Church Work, edited by the Rev. J. J. Halcombe, M.A., London: W. Wells Gardner, 1872, Volume III, Part 1, pages 238-242.

Notes [of a] Visit to Norfolk Island, the Head Quarters of the Melanesian Mission, in November, 1872
From the Journal of the Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand. [Bishop William Garden Cowie]
Auckland: William Atkin, 1872.

A Maori Settlement
[Bishop William Garden Cowie]
From Mission Life, Vol. III (part 2) (new series) (1872), pages 527-530.

A Vignette from New Zealand
[By Samuel Tarratt Nevill]
From Mission Life, Vol. III, new series (1872), pages 598-99.

The Lessons of the Holy Sepulchre. A Sermon preached the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Auckland, on the Eighth Anniversary of its Dedication, Wednesday, August 27, 1873.
By J. R. Selwyn, M.A.
Auckland: Upton & Co., Canada Buildings, Queen St., 1873.

Church Building at the Antipodes
From Mission Life, Vol. IV (1873), page 144.

Bishop Patteson: An address, prepared for parochial use in 1874. By the Rt. Rev. R. W. B. Elliot, D.D. Missionary Bishop of Western Texas. New York, Thomas Whittaker, n.d.

A Letter to the Right Rev. H.L. Jenner, D.D., in Reply to his Pamphlet, Entitled "The See of Dunedin, N.Z., The Title of the Right Rev. H.L. Jenner, D.D., to be accounted the First Bishop, briefly Vindicated."
With an Answer to the Letter of the Right Rev. Bishop Abraham, in the "Guardian" of June 7th, 1871.
By the Very Rev. Henry Jacobs, M.A., Dean of Christchurch, N.Z.
Christchurch: Printed by the "Press" Company (Limited), at their Office, 1874.

Love in Self-Sacrifice: A Sermon preached at Christ Church, Nelson, N.Z., on the First Sunday in Lent, 1877.
Being the Occasion of the Consecration of the Right Rev. John Richardson Selwyn, M.A., Missionary Bishop of Melanesia.
By B.T. Dudley, Incumbent of S. Sepulchre's, Auckland, formerly of the Melanesian Mission Staff.
Christchurch: G. Tombs and Co., 1877.

Agathos: Ko Te Ritenga o te Ingo Iei, ko te Tangata Pai Na Samuel Wilberforce, M.A. i Tuhi ki te Reo Pakeha a Ko Te Whakamaoritanga tenei o Aua Korero. [Text in Maori]
By Samuel Wilberforce.
Poneke, Noema: no publisher, 1882.

Our Maoris
By Lady [Mary] Martin
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884.

Chapter XIII. Melanesian mission, Kohimarama. 1861

Litany of the Melanesian Mission
Auckland, N.Z.: Wilsons and Horton, [c. 1880-1906]

Colonial Church Histories: New Zealand
Containing the Dioceses of Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Waiapu, Wellington, and Melanesia.
By Henry Jacobs
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1887.

Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887
By William Garden Cowie, D.D., Bishop of Auckland
London: Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1888.

Bishop Harper and the Canterbury Settlement
By H. T. Purchas.
Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin: Whitcombe and Tombs, 1909.

By James W. Stack
Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin, N.Z. Melbourne and London: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1909.

A History of the English Church in New Zealand
By H.T. Purchas
Christchurch: Simpson and Williams, 1914.

"East and West" Missionary Exhibition Official Handbook
Town Hall, Auckland, Monday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 28th, 1926.
Auckland: Phoenix Press, 1926.

Objections to Missions Answered
Wellington: N.Z. Anglican Board of Missions, 1932.

Looking Back: Being Scenes from Her Life and Some Thoughts on the Nature of Prayer.
By Isabel Sanders, Deaconess in the Diocese of Waiapu.
Auckland, New Zealand: Printed by the Church Army Press, 1957.

Sermon Preached by the Primate of New Zealand, the Most Rev'd Allan Johnston, at the Inauguration of the Church of the Province of Melanesia, St. Barnabas Cathedral, Honiara, Solomon Islands, January 26, 1975.
No place: no publisher, 1975.

Sermon Delivered by the Most Reverend Allan H. Johnston, 29 June 1980, Synod Eucharist.
Waikato: Diocese of Waikato, 1980.

Seeking a See: A Journal of The Right Reverend Henry Lascelles Jenner D.D. of his visit to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1868-1869
Edited by John Pearce.
Dunedin: The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dunedin, 1984.

"The English Church" Revisited. Issues of Expansion and Identity in a Settler Church: The Anglican Church in new Zealand 1891-1945.
By Noel William Derbyshire.
A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History at Massey University, 2006. [External link]

Religious Communities of the Anglican Communion: Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
By Thomas William Campbell.
Braddon, ACT: Published privately, 2007.

Church and State in the Post-Colonial Era: The Anglican Church and the Constitution in New Zealand.
By Noel S. B. Cox.
Auckland: Polygraphia (NZ) Ltd, 2008.

Whāia te Atuatanga: Theological Education, Text Books, Te Rau College, Cultures and Contexts. [PDF]
By George Howard Douglas Connor.
A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA in history at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand, 2012.

The Iron Priest: William Wellington Willock and the Vision of Anglican Canterbury.
By Ged Martin (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Jim McAloon (Victoria University of Wellington)
December 2014.

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