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Aotearoa and the French - Part II

Aotearoa and the French - Part II

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  • Fri 16 Apr, 6:15pm – 9:00pm


NMIT Room, 71 Nile St, Nelson


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $0.00

The Aotearoa and The French Part II

For our second evening, we are glad to have Mary Hill that will talk to us about Father Antoine Marie Garin, after Nathalie Lacaze Campbell's talk on Sister Suzanne Aubert/ Mother Marie Joseph

Booking early is essential - our first event was very popular and we have limited spaces.

Booking is required (for catering purpose)
A recommended koha donation of $5 includes a light buffet/ amuse bouche of early settlers food and beverages.
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On that second evening:

- An introduction to the life of Mother Marie Joseph Aubert ( also known as Suzanne Aubert, a French woman among the Māori)
(19 June 1835, Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay, France- 1 October 1926, Wellington).
A well-known personage, Sister Suzanne Aubert, known as the French woman who lived with the Māori.
Sister Suzanne accompanied Bishop Pompallier on his second voyage to Aotearoa to recruit missionaries. Sister Suzanne was fluent in Te Reo and while living with Māori she learned and practised Māori healing methods caring for women, children and the disadvantaged. Her memory is revered by many communities in Auckland, Hiruharama, Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Whanganui.

- Mary Hill will talk to us about the life and achievement of Father Antoine Marie Garin, a french Marist Father that has done a lot for Aotearoa, Nelson, North Island and education.
Antoine Marie Garin was born on 23 July 1810 at St Rambert-en-Bugey, in the department of Ain, France. He felt the call to overseas missionary work early and joined the Society of Mary (Marists) in Lyons in 1837. After making his profession in 1840 he was assigned to New Zealand. He never returned to France and spent 40 years in Nelson and its surroundings.
Come and join us to hear and learn about his legacy.

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