Amana Christian School principal Liz Bishop and
pupils pose with a 1914 Buick (left) and 1918 Model T Ford at
the Mosgiel school last Wednesday.
Pupils have been studying the past 100 years of Mosgiel's
history, and celebrated it by holding a history day, where
they dressed in 1914 period costume and got to sit in the
The event also marked the double centenary of the first
Christian service on New Zealand soil by Anglican cleric and
prominent Church Missionary Society member Samuel Marsden.
Mrs Bishop said the 1914 Buick belonged to Mosgiel vintage
car enthusiast Nevin Gough, who has two children at the
school and a long family history in the area.
He also brought a 1918 Model T Ford like the one his Mosgiel
ancestors used to own. The day gave pupils an opportunity to
experience what life was like 100 years ago, she said.