The book was the project of Alison Drummond, who took snippets from Reverend Lush's extensive Diary/Diaries, and turned them into three books. One looks at the Lush family in Thames, the other two cover life in the Waikato and Auckland areas.
The reason for this is post is to alert readers that the Thames Journal can be downloaded or read on-line - thanks to the University of Auckland's early Book Collection.
|Source: The Thames Journals of Vicesimus Lush 1868-82, Edited by Alison Drummond|
‘In Quietness and in Confidence Shall Be Your Strength’:
Vicesimus Lush and His Journals, 1850-1882
Rev Lush, was an important figure in the development of Thames and instrumental in the construction of two beautiful landmarks that remain - the St George's Church and the 'The Club' (the old Lush residence).
Rev V Lush's Residence, corner Mackay and Mary Streets, Thames
ABOVE: c1875 (left) and 2015 (right)