English First

Down through the years, before and after the building of the town in 1830, history might be said to have passed through what are now its streets. In 1798 the English forces passed through on their way to fight Humbert. In 1839 the parish church was nearly roofed when the Big Wind came and blew down all the timber. A new church is now being built and a native of the parish, Mr John Higgins, donated 25,000 of the 31,500 which the church will cost.

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