December 30, 1860: Suzanne arrived in New Zealand on the ‘General Teste’. The whaling boat berthed at the old wharf at Freeman’s Bay. Suzanne wrote from Rome 56 years later “Pakehas were few when I landed, and a Māori hand was the first held out to me on the then poor miserable wharf of Auckland, on which the whole population had assembled to greet the Bishop on his return. Behind the Māoris, stood dear old Mother M. Cecilia with three of her Sisters and their pupils. A procession was formed, headed by the children and closed by three priests and His Lordship. We followed Queen Street, up to Wyndham Street, the then end of the town, and proceeded to the old Cathedral where an attempt was made to sing the ‘Te Deum’ ”.