The Story of Suzanne Aubert

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Pages: 464

RRP: $49.99

ISBN: 9781877242427

ISTC: A022012000021406

DOI: 10.7810/9781877242427

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This beautifully written story of a radical nun who became a symbol of political commitment and caring for others was named Book of the Year in the 1997 Montana Book Awards.

French-born Suzanne Aubert arrived in New Zealand in the 1860s and set up the Sisters of Compassion at Jerusalem on the Whanganui River in 1892. But she also published a key Māori text, broke in a hill farm, manufactured medicines and supported families through the Depression. This story of a remarkable life, described as ‘an outstanding work of historical biography’ by former Prime Minister David Lange, has gone on to sell thousands of copies.

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Prologue

1 France – the mission, 1838–1859
2 France – childhood and family, 1835–1860
3 France – women and faith, 1789–1860
4 From France to New Zealand, 1860
5 Auckland – new mission recruits, 1861–1863
6 Auckland – the Nazareth Institute, 1863–1869
7 From Auckland to Meanee, 1869–1872
8 Hawke’s Bay – Māori and Pākehā, 1872–1879
9 From Pakipaki to Hiruharama, 1879–1885
10 Hiruharama – the church, 1885–1889 165
11 Hiruharama – the medicines, 1890–1894
12 Hiruharama – the children, 1891–1898
13 Wellington – the Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion, 1899–1904
14 Wellington – Buckle St and Island Bay, 1904–1906
15 Wellington – the Home of Compassion,1906–1907
16 Wellington and Hiruharama, 1904–1907
17 Wellington – the children, 1907–1910
18 Auckland – the children, 1910–1912
19 Rome, 1913–1918
20 Wellington – the hospital, 1919–1926

Epilogue