Photograph (colour enhanced), portrait of Rev Ben Drake; Unknown; Unknown; CR198...
Photograph (colour enhanced), portrait of Rev Ben DrakeAbout this object
Photograph, (colour enhanced), portrait of Rev Ben Drake, who, 1868 moved to the Cromwell district serving there for five years, until formally ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1875. He ministered there until retiring in 1878. He was a much loved minister and a familiar figure on his white horse. His parish covered an area of 3,200 square miles. He continued to live in Cromwell until his death on 3 July 1890, aged 80 years. He still has relations in Hawea Flat.Place Made
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"Rev Ben Drake"
"Born 1810, died 1890"
"Came to Cromwell 1868"
"Early Presbyterian Minister, ordained 1875"
H 690mm x L 45mm x W 560mmObject Type
From the collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject number