From Marist Studies
1 Nov 1844 Extract from a letter of Brother Claude-Marie (Jean-Claude Bertrand)
Translated by Peter McConnell, May 2010
From a copy written by Colin on page 4 of the doc.427, APM Z 208.
- Extract of a letter by Brother Claude-Marie dated Hokianga 1 November 1844:
- “ The Hokianga station has a very large expanse of uncultivated land with bush. One part is cultivated; there we harvest an amount of produce; there are vines, fields, a garden, seven cows, a bull, eighteen goats or billy goats, 100-150 hens, ten geese, 24 ducks, a dog, 3 cats and so on”.