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Journal 1991-92 - Wesley Historical Society

WHS Journal 1991-92


7 John Whiteley And The Land Question
by Graham Brazendale
21 Journey to Munda - George Carter Returns 'Home"

25 The Bi-Cultural Journey - A Taranaki Perspective
by Len Willing
27 News From The Archivist
by Vema Mossong
Book Reviews
31 (1) Queen's College, University of Melbourne
32 (2) Central Taranaki Methodist Centennial

34 A Mark of Esteem

35 The Beechamdale Mission Plaque
by Dave Roberts
39 A Year And A Day
by Ivan Whyle
41 Springboks And N.Z. Methodists
by Elaine Bolitho
53 The Tour 1981 - An Auckland Perspective
by Geoff Tucker
57 10 Years On The Tension Remains
by Brian Turner
61 150th Anniversary "Heretoa" Waimate South Mission
by Gary Clover
66 The Waima Oak

67 Dedication of Kai Iwi Kohatu

69 Personal Impressions of a Pacifist
by Walter Lawry
81 Methodism And Aviation
by Richard Waugh


The publication of this Journal has been made possible by the material provided by many people and sincere thanks are extended to all who have contributed.

Once again we are pleased to be able to print the Annual Lecture of the W.H.S. delivered at the last Conference by Graham Brazendale. The Lecture often sets the direction for other articles in the Journal.

The theme of the Lecture was conflict concerning land issues between Maori, the TangataWhenua and the European settlers with Whiteley, the Wesleyan missionary caught between the opposing factions. New con-flicts arise as succeeding generations seek to work out what loyalty to the gospel demands. Two such periods of conflict are highlighted, namely the Pacifist issues of the two World Wars and the confrontations arising from the Springbok tours of 1981. Ten years on seemed a good time to look back and reflect in the light of possible changes in South Africa.

Practical applications to the aims of the Society are emphasised by the restoration of the Beechamdale Memorial Cairn, by the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of 'Heretoa', the Wesleyan Maori Mission Station at Waimata South, and by the account of the gathering and preservation of records by the Church Archivist, Verna Mossong. Book reviews also help to keep us in touch with others who seek to preserve their story.

The utmost freedom is given to contributors and we are grateful for the integrity and the sincerity of their presentations. Their writings reflect their own journeys, their understandings and their attitudes. We are privileged to share these very often intense and deep convictions. Agreement is not the goal of their presentations, but understanding is.

Again the invitation goes out. If you have memories, ideas, and experiences to share please contact the editor. It is after all your Society.