The growth and development of the Society of Friends in New Zealand, 1840-1920
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Arts
This thesis investigates the growth and development of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in New Zealand, from 1840-1920. It is concerned with looking at the way a small handful of individuals in 1840 grew into a fully fledged church in 1920. Also to be examined is the role, if any, the English society played in this development, through the visits of ministering Friends. It is divided into five chapters each following a set period of time in which these questions are examined.