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Voyage to New Zealand

At two o'clock that Sabbath afternoon Ellen White, together with her son William, her secretary, Emily Campbell, and G. B. Starr and his wife, boarded the Rotomahanna for Auckland, New Zealand. She describes the ship as a “beautiful steamer, and one of the fastest on these waters” (The Review and Herald, May 30, 1893). She had a convenient and pleasant stateroom on the upper deck, and endured the journey well. Arriving at Auckland on Wednesday morning, February 8, she and her companions were taken to a comfortable furnished cottage arranged for by the church. The next twelve days were devoted to meetings in the Auckland church; on two evenings she spoke to attentive audiences in a well-filled theater. In all she spoke eight times while there. 4BIO 72.3