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Church unity: James Gibb at the First General Assembly (1st of 2)

Church unity: James Gibb at the First General Assembly

In 1901 the Presbyterians in the south of New Zealand united with those in the north. James Gibb, moderator of the Dunedin Presbytery since 1886, was elected the first moderator of the newly united Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Here he enjoys the garden party which was held in connection with the First General Assembly.

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Presbyterian Archives, Knox College

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John Stenhouse, 'Religion and society - Religious cooperation and nation-building, 1920–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by John Stenhouse, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018