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Greenmeadows seminary, Hawke's Bay

Greenmeadows seminary, Hawke's Bay

A seminary, or training centre for Marist priests, was set up at Meeanee, in Hawke's Bay, in 1890. Because of flooding, it moved to a site nearby at Greenmeadows in 1911, and vineyards were planted around the seminary buildings. Around the 1920s, when this photograph was taken, the mission vineyard was already well known and the seminarians spent long hours working on the vines. They chose how to spend their free time by cheering and raising their fists, as shown here.

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Society of Mary Archives
Reference: GM Alb C. 1910-1930. p.21/4

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Building a national Catholic Church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29284/greenmeadows-seminary-hawkes-bay (accessed 23 June 2017)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, updated 3 Feb 2017