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A Few Minutes in the Maori Agricultural College, 1921

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 20, 2014

July 3rd 1921

The members and offices of the Maori Agricultural College, Secondary school met in the Chapel at 10-30 A.M.

The meeting was being conducted by 1st councell[or] Bro. Tapsel Meha commenced by singing hymn No. 164 “Thanks to the Sunday school” and prayer was offered by Bro. Samuela V. Fakaton, continued by singing hymn Nr. 248 “My Father Knows”

The minutes the previous Sunday school was read and accepted.

The memory gem was conducted by bro. Tapsel Meha, John 3:5 and the same was assigned for the following Sunday

Hymn No 95 “Prayer is the soul Sincere desire” was practiced, after which all separated to their respective classes.

Subject: –

Theological Class: — The Prophet Joseph Smith. Plan for the betterment of temporal condition

1st Inde[r]mediate: — Testimony Bearing
2nd Inde[r]mediate: — Testimony Bearing.

After Classes all reassembled in chapel where the meeting was brought to a close by singing hymn No. 130 “We are all Enlisted” and prayer was offered by Elder N.J. Armstrong.

July 10th 1921

The members and officers of the Maori Agricultural College, Sunday school met in chapel at time 10:30 a.m.

The meeting being conducted by 2nd councell[or] Lui Peeti, commenced by singing hymn Nr 222 “If theres sun-shine in your heart.” Prayer was offered by Bro Manasi Tankolo. Continued by singing hymn Nr. 66 “Beautiful words of love”

The minutes of the previous Sunday school was read and accepted.

Memory gem was conducted by Bro Lui Peeti and the same was assigned for the following Sunday.

Hymn No 294 “My Prayer” was practiced after which all separated to their respective classes.

Subject: –

Theological class: — The Prophet Joseph Smith Plan for the Betterment of Temporal condition (continued)
1st Inde[r]mediate: — Sincerety in worship
2nd Inde[r]mediate: — Joseph Governor of Egypt

After classes all reassembled in Chapel where the meeting was brought to a close by singing hymn No 240 “Hark the children Sweetly sing” and prayer was offered by Bro Wm Harris

July 17th 1921

The members and officers of the Maori Agricultural College Sunday school met in chapel at 10-30 A.M.

The meeting was being conducted by 1st Councell[or] Bro. Tapsel Meha commenced by singing hymn No. 79 “Never be late” and prayer was offered by Bro Robert Tairua continued by singing hymn No 65 Did you think to prayer”

The minutes of the Previous Sunday school was read and accepted.

The memory gem was conducted by Bro Tapsel Meha John 3:5, and the same was assigned for the following Sunday.

Hymn No 294 “My Prayer” was practiced after which all separated to their respective classes.

Subject

Theological class: — The inspiration of Prophet Joseph Smith.
1st Inde[r]mediate: — Persistence in Prayer
2nd Inde[r]mediate: — Death of Joseph

After classes all reassmbled in chapel where the meeting was brought to a close by singing hymn No. 242. “The Joyful song” and the Prayer was offered by Bro Lui Peete.

July 24th 1921

The members and officers of the Maori Agricultural College, Sunday school met in chapel at 10-30 a.m.

The meeting was being conducted by Bro Lui Peeti commenced by singing hymn 149 and prayer was offered by Bro Peter Kelly, continued by swinging hymn No. 193 “Secret Prayer”

The minutes of the Previous Sunday school was read and accepted.

The memory gem was conducted by Bro. Lui Peeti John 3:5 and the same was assigned for the following Sunday.

Hymn No 149 “Haste to the Sunday School” was practised, after which all separated to their respective classes.

Subject.

Theological class: — The inspiration of Joseph Smith, his doctrine of the Universe.
1st Inde[r]mediate: — Previous Spirit of Prayer
2nd Indemediate: — Children of Israel in Bondage.

After classes all reassembled in chapel where the meeting was brought to a close by singing hymn No. 186 “Hymn of Praise and prayer was offered by Bro. Apiata Meha.

July 31st 1921

Sunday school was not held on account of hui held at the Pah on behalf of the visiting brotheren from Zion Elder David O. McKay and Elder Hugh J. Cannon.



2 Comments »

  1. The Maori Agricultural College? I guess I’m not familiar with that part of our church history, or the history of the Church in New Zealand, for that matter.

    Comment by Amy T — January 20, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

  2. Here’s everything a five second trip to Google told me about Maori Agricultural College (from an article about church-sponsored (all churches, not just LDS) schools for the Maori people in New Zealand):

    The Maori Agricultural College was established at Hastings (Mormon, 1912) . . . in order to provide practical farm education.

    In the 1930s the church schools were beset by tough economic times and other misfortunes. Both the Maori Agricultural College and Te Aute suffered major damage in the Hawke’s Bay earthquake of 1931, closing the agricultural college permanently.

    Comment by Mark B. — January 20, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

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