Stella was young when she arrived in Christchurch, NZ to get married to Frank and set up their new life together. Reading between the lines it seems that they both experienced extreme homesickness. Writing more than fifty years later Boreham lets down his guard and speaks honestly of how they felt and the most painful times:
“Although I have spent nearly three score Christmases under the Southern Cross,
I have never completely resigned myself to celebrating Christmas at midsummer
and have never quite recovered from the shock that I sustained when that strange
experience first befell me.”
“As we approached the first Christmas after our wedding, my second Christmas in
New Zealand, my wife's first thought of spending the festive season by our two
homesick selves grew increasingly intolerable. But whom could we invite?” They sought to alleviate their homesickness by inviting
friends such as J J Doke.
In this posting there is a photo taken by Frank of Stella posing as a nun!
 F W Boreham Bunch of Everlastings, 173.
 These books are in the F W Boreham Collection, Whitley College, Melbourne and include a book of sermons by F B Meyer.
 F W Boreham, My Christmas Book, 12.
 F W Boreham, The Man Who Saved Gandhi, 3