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Billy Graham preaching, 1959

Billy Graham preaching, 1959

Billy Graham, the famous American evangelist, visited New Zealand in 1959 with the tacit support and assistance of the government. Huge crowds turned up to hear him preach. This is Graham's second meeting at Carlaw Park in Auckland.

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John Stenhouse, 'Religion and society - Religious cooperation and nation-building, 1920–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

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