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Nau mai, haere and welcome to Christ Church, New Zealand's oldest existing church and cemetery. A digital walk can be downloaded from the App stores from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours which share the fascinating stories of some of the people buried here...more
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Take a little time to wander round the graveyard at Christ Church and read the extraordinary headstones dating back to the earliest European settlers (including the first white woman born in NZ) and many local Maori.
Each marker gives a brief glimpse into the love,...More
Built in 1835, Christ Church is the oldest church in New Zealand, still in everyday use. The Church sits one road back from the Museum so can easily be visited in conjunction with the Museum, to better appreciate its part in New Zealand early history....More
It's a small church close to the very centre of Russell but it's the first church in NZ, and that in itself along along with the history of NZ demands a much closer inspection. You can look inside the church and sit down amongst the...More
Amazingly historic church and a must visit while on Russell. Get up close to the outside walls and you can still see the bullet holes from the Kororareka wars. There’s a collection box inside the church so definitely add a donation if you can to...More