Ascension Day football match at St. Barnabas’ College, Norfolk Island

This photograph shows Solomon Island students playing a game of football during the Ascension Day celebrations at St. Barnabas’ College, Norfolk Island. This photograph is from the Palmer Family photograph collection which was donated to the library by John Palmer’s great-great granddaughter, Heather Beehre.  John Palmer worked for the Melanesian Mission from 1863 and was stationed at … More Ascension Day football match at St. Barnabas’ College, Norfolk Island

Remembering the ANZACs from St John’s College: Closure of the College

With the outbreak of World War One in 1914, the student population at St John’s College steadily declined with students leaving overseas to serve in the war. From this College photograph from 1915; Walter Averill, Charles Smith, Harry Reynolds and Arthur Bongard survived the war, Jack Rose and Paul Clark were killed in action. The College … More Remembering the ANZACs from St John’s College: Closure of the College

College Life at the John Kinder Theological Library Archives

There is a new display in the library for the St John’s College classes of 1979 to 1981 who held a reunion here over the weekend (22nd-24th July). This display presents items from the archives held at the John Kinder Theological Library relating to the College of St John the Evangelist.  It includes class photographs, … More College Life at the John Kinder Theological Library Archives

Drake’s Cross (aka The Prayer Book Cross), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Our recent blog post focusing on the history of Marsden’s Cross at Oihi Bay has bought to our attention a link to another commemorative Celtic Cross. This is the Prayer Book Cross, or Drake Cross, situated in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco which was erected in 1894 to mark the occasion of Sir Francis Drake’s … More Drake’s Cross (aka The Prayer Book Cross), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

The 150th Anniversary of Christmas Day 1814

Held at Oihi, Bay of Islands on Christmas Day in 1964, was the 150th anniversary of the 1814 Christmas service at which Samuel Marsden preached the first known sermon on New Zealand soil. These images are from a collection of slides on New Zealand mission sites and churches, taken by Reverend Allan Ross Wards.  The preacher, … More The 150th Anniversary of Christmas Day 1814

Missionary Atlases

The Kinder Library has the fifth(1873) and seventh(1891) editions of The ‘Church Missionary atlas; maps of the various missions of the Church Missionary society, with illustrative letter-press’, [BV2500CHU].The latter, more comprehensive edition includes: Part III. Ceylon, Mauritius, China, Japan, New Zealand, N-W America, and North Pacific. As well as maps which give the location and … More Missionary Atlases