Christ Church

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Christ Church information

Russell , New Zealand
Church St
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English naturalist Charles Darwin made a donation towards the cost of building the country’s oldest church (1836). The graveyard's biggest memorial commemorates Tamati Waka Nene, a powerful Ngāpuhi chief from the Hokianga who sided against Hone Heke in the Northland War. The church's exterior has musket and cannonball holes dating from the 1845 battle.