Kōrero: Catholic Church

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. By the 1920s, when this photograph was taken, the mission vineyard was already well-known and the seminarians spent long hours working on the vines as well as on their education. They are shown here celebrating a day off from their studies.

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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/mi/photograph/29284/greenmeadows-seminary-hawkes-bay (accessed 29 November 2023)

He kōrero nā Rory Sweetman, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018