Jun 18, 2018

Russel (Kororareka) Bay of Islands

New Zealand's Oldest Church
I took particular interest in this as it was established in 1836 4 years before my great great grandfather on dads side arrived as a pioneer (arranged by the New Zealand Company in UK) into Nelson.
By NZ standards this is a very old building located in Russel. You can still see bullet holes in its walls (most likely musket balls)
 A lot of young men came across the globe to die here!
 Someone still cares

 I went and sat in here for a few minutes and tried to imagine the how it may have been in this part of the world over 178 years ago.
Horrible was the best I could come with...

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