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This is a 184 page hardcover published by Challenge Communications Foundation Ltd 1992

This further contribution by Jack S. Harker is the biography of the late Padre Robson, representing a significant era in Church and Military history in New Zealand.

Rev G.T. Robson OBE MC RNZN (Robbie" served as a priest in Anglican rural home mission stations and parishes. as Chaplain to the NZ Territorial Forces (1914-1931) and saw active service overseas as Army Chaplain in the First World War (In 1917 - 1919). Following the First World War he returned to parish life, serving in St Mary's Hokianga and then St John's Te Awamutu.

He was Senior Chaplain Royal New Zealand Navy (1927-1948) and as the Navy Base Chaplain he was called upon for duty in all three services before the Second World War. He was awarded the OBE in 1940. An infinitely patient man, deeply versed in service life and in the knowledge of men, he worked widely among naval people and their families during WW11.

Many sailors remember being"at home" in his Takapuna residence overlooking Lake Pupuke, his friendly care and hospital visits, and his work towards St Christopher's Chapel at HMNZS PHILOMEL. Please click here to ask a question
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