Post card from Christchurch

photo of Brown's River Road, Tas.

Obviously bought when the ship called in Tasmania, this card from Henry Hingston to his son Howard at 31 Manchester St, Barrow in Furness, England reads as follows:

"Christchurch New Zealand. January 12th 1904. Mail leaving today, so cannot find time for a letter except to mother. Came here Jany 8th. Am very well & weather is charming. Mr D came to meet me at Wellington. Wasn't it good of him. Hope you are quite well. Dear love. Ever affectionately yours. H Hingston.

Hope Francis is now well. My love to her. Please send me a letter by [?] Friscoe mail. Adieu."