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Jerusalem (Hiruharama) is at a bend in the Whanganui River where the Roman Catholic Church established a Maori Mission Station in 1883.

In 1892 Suzanne Aubert, or Mother Mary Joseph as she became known, established the congregation of the Sisters of Compassion. They became a highly respected charitable nursing/religious order.

Well known New Zealand poet James K. Baxter  is also buried there.

Book our  4 hour Tour of Jerusalem and the Kawana Flour Mill including a 2.5 hour jet boat ride through the Atene Bush,  visit the historic church and old convent that have been beautifully restored, and learn the stories of Mother Aubert and James K Baxter with a wonderful morning or afternoon tea prepared by the sisters and the local people of Jerusalem.