Hamblyn family bible
British Foreign Bible Society bible belonging to Mary Hamblyn (nee. Rundle). The bible has “Mary Rundle” and the date, “Nov. 15th 1820”, inscribed on the first page, along with the bible quote "The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto Salvation, to every one that believeth: Rom: C1::V16". The names and birthdates of Mary and Charles five children are inscribed onto the inside front cover.
Family folklore explains the watermarks on the pages of the bible as having occurred when the family landed onshore in Taranaki from the Amelia Thomson. It is also believed that the bible was buried for safekeeping, alongside family treasures including china, a silver teapot and a doll, when the family fled to Nelson during the Land Wars of 1861.