Agency of Hope

The story of the Auckland City Mission 1920–2020

Peter Lineham

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A century of Aucklanders helping Aucklanders


For over one hundred years the Auckland City Mission has been a flagbearer of the cityʼs compassion towards and support for the poor, the marginalised and the homeless. Its own story, marked at times by
struggle, is colourful and peopled by memorable characters. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham takes you inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lines of a society in which poverty has become entrenched.

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‘Peter Lineham has done a meticulous job chronicling the complex history of the Auckland City Mission’. — Judith Nathan, Scoop Review of Books.

  • CATEGORY: Contemporary issues, History
  • ISBN: 9780995131880
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 08/10/2020
  • PAGE EXTENT: 296
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Professor Peter Lineham has for many years written and lectured extensively on the religious history of New Zealand.