New Zealand Catholics: Their Story

The unit New Zealand Catholics: Their Story provides a survey of the history of the Catholic Church in New Zealand and a context for other theological studies relating to the New Zealand Church. It is an Elective unit and forms part of a Major in Church History within the Bachelor awards.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points



9 credit points of H units



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify key developments in New Zealand Catholic history
  2. analyse issues and groups who have influenced the life of the New Zealand Catholic Church from 1788 to the present
  3. interpret primary historical documents pertaining to the development of the Catholic Church in New Zealand
  4. incorporate primary and secondary historical sources into the development of a cogent historical narrative
  5. apply lessons learnt from the history of the Catholic Church in New Zealand to an understanding of their personal religious history.
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