Robert Hare

(1858-1953). Member of a pioneer Seventh-day Adventist family in New Zealand, veteran evangelist, poet, writer, and editor in Australia and New Zealand. He was born in Northern Ireland but when a child he emigrated to the antipodes. In 1885, when S. N. Haskell visited New Zealand, Hare was engaged in a boat-building business and also preached. Having accepted the seventh-day Sabbath, he gave up the business and traveled to America to attend Healdsburg College. In 1888 he graduated, was ordained, married, and returned to New Zealand to assist A. G. Daniells in tent evangelism. In 1890 Hare went to Australia, where he engaged largely in evangelism until his retirement in 1928. From 1899 to 1902 he edited the Bible Echo, and between about 1908 and 1911 and again between about 1914 and 1920 he...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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