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  • Russell History New Zealand

    Christ Church Christ Church is a remarkable church; it is the oldest surviving church in New Zealand. The building still remains scarred with musket holes, a testament and memory of the Flagstaff Wars of 1845 between the Maori and British. During the conflict settlers sought shelter in the church.

  • Russell Scenic Highlights New Zealand

    …mission house that is home to a historic printer brought over to printing religious material in the Maori language and the battle scared Christ church building - that still bears the scars of war of over 160 years ago. The town comes complete with its own little museum furnishing a collection…

  • South Island History Information & Historical Places New Zealand

    …sourced from Castle Hill in the Canterbury high country, from Amberly in North Canterbury and from the nearby Port Hills. Open every day, Christ Church welcomes visitors. For a small charge you can climb the Cathedral Tower and enjoy the amazing views of the central city. NB: Due to the Christchurch…

  • Bay of Islands History New Zealand, Bay of Islands Historical Places NZ

    …most refined places to visit. In Russell, our colonial past is honoured in our present with carefully restored historic buildings such as Christ Church with its bullet holes from the Maori Wars. Early History The famous British explorer, Captain James Cook, discovered New Zealand in 1769. In…

  • Rotorua New Zealand Scenic Highlights, Things to See in Rotorua NZ

    …bathing and heating. A feature of Ohinemutu is St Faiths Church, built in Tudor style in 1910. Its interior is richly decorated in woven and painted wall hangings and decorations. A window looking out over the lake shows a Maori Christ, in a traditional Maori cloak, who appears to be walking on…

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