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I have four pencil sketches purchased at an auction in Waipukurau about
12 years ago and would be interested to find out more about them.
The first two have a sticker on the back...By Special Appointment to his
Excellency the Governor. Geo. Styles. Picture Frame Maker. 15 Rowe St,
Sydney. Ph B 2628
All four have been done by Douglas Forsyth.
1. Hedged Paddock. Veteran Wall ?Hall. 13-6-25
2. Prospect Hills 13-6-25
3. The Creek. Prospect. 13-6-25
4. Long Reef. Christmas Day 25
Hoping someone might shed some light on these. Thanks in advance
>Anyway, as proof that I am endeavouring to follow up as they suggest, I am
>researching the GRAHAM family who emigrated to Kaiapoi (later settled in
>Ashburton) from Paisley, Scotland, circa 1880. John GRAHAM and his family.
>John was a foreman dyer at the Kaiapoi Woollen Mills.
>The references I was citing were:
>John GRAHAM ref W51 NZSG 1826
>Hugh GRAHAM ref O26 NZSG 3087
>James GRAHAM ref T5
>Jane GRAHAM R80 3602
>Jessie GRAHAM M11 23
>Mary GRAHAM P230
Kaiapoi Museum holds a collection of records for Kaiapoi Woollen Mills
perhaps you could try there for something.
>From PapersPast web site and Shipping news including coastal shipping is
also found there on or near page 4. I also pulled all the passenger names
for 1857 as I went through the newspaper for 1857.
Otago Witness Saturday Jan 3 1857 page 3
At Port Chalmers, on the 22ult., the wife of Mr J.R. Monson, a son
Jan 10th 1856
At Stafford Street, Dunedin, on the 21st ult., the wife of T.J. White, Esq.,
of a Daughter.
At Alma Cottage, Upper Harbour, the wife of Mr A. Baker
Saturday Jan. 17th 1857
At Lower Kaikori, on the 17th ult., the wife of Mr John Stoddart of a
Saturday Jan. 31st 1857 page 4
At the Saw Mills, North-east Valley, on the 17th ult,. the wife of Mr Robert
M'Dowall of a Daughter.
On Sunday, 25th inst., the wife of Mr Robert Twelftree of a Daughter
At Spring Gardens Cottage, on the 26th instant, the wife of Mr James Isteed
of a Daughter
Saturday Jan. 24th 1857
Birth. At Tehauka, Molyneux, on the 15th inst., the wife of Mr Thomas
Martin, of a Son.
Saturday Feb. 14th 1857 page 3
Birth. At Waihola Lake, on the 10th instant, the wife of Mr Wm. Grey, of a
Saturday Feb. 21 1857
At Luther Bank, on the 13th inst., the wife of Mr John Mollison, of a Son.
At Luther Bank, on the 15th inst., the infant Son of Mr John Mollison,
Saturday Feb. 28 1857 page 3
At Warepa, on the 12th instant, the wife of Mr James M'Niel, jun, of a son
Saturday March 21 1857 page 4
At Runnimede, Waihola, on the 2nd inst., the wife of Mr B. Dawson, of a
At the Manse, Taieri on the 14th inst., the wife of the Rev. W. Will, of a
Saturday April 4 1857
At Caversham, on the 2nd inst., the wife of Mr Donald Ried, of a son.
At Anderson's Bay, on the 10th instant, Mrs Alexander Todd, of twin sons,
one still born.
At Spring Bank, on Wednesday, 15th April, Mrs John Reid, of a daughter
Saturday April 25 1857
At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 14th instant, the wife of Mr James
Paterson, of a Daughter.
Fatal Accident - A fatal accident occurred at the Taieri Ferry on Thursday
last, by which a person of the name Charles Armstrong lost his life. From
the information which has reached us, it appears that the unfortunate man
was standing in a canoe, and was rocking it in a jocose manner from side to
side, when it upset, and precipitated him into the water. He sank and rose
Saturday 2 May 1857
At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 27th ult., the wife of Mr James Sounness,
junr., of a Daughter
Saturday May 16th 1857
Married. At Luther Bank, Saddle Hill, on the 30th ult., Mr William SHAND,
Farmer, Silver Side, East Taieri, to Anne WEBSTER, eldest daughter of Mr
James Christie, late of Montrose.
Saturday 23 May 1857
Birth. At Dunedin Flour Mills, on the 15 inst, the wife of Robert Christie
of a Son.
Saturday 13 June
Died. At Invercargill, on the 16th inst., James KELLY, aged 57 years.
Saturday 20th June
Married, At Burnside, on 28th ult, by the Rev. Thos. Burns, Mr William
SMITH, Farmer, Molyneux, to Margaret, seventh daughter of the late David
Smith, Farmer, East Woodton, Fettercairn, Scotland
Saturday July 4
Birth. At Dunedin, on the 28th ult, the wife of Mr William Stentiford, of a
Saturday 1 August 1857
Birth. At Dunedin, on the 24 July, the wife of Mr H.F. Hardy, of a Son.
Saturday 8 August
Birth. At Dunedin, on 3rd inst., Mrs Thomas B. Gillies, of a Son.
Saturday 15 August, 1857
Births. At Dunedin, on the 31st ult., the wife of Mr John M'Glashan, junior,
of a daughter.
At Green Island Bush, on the 10th instant, Mrs George Howarth, of a Son.
Saturday 22 August
Birth. At Waihola, on 23rd ult., the wife of Mr F. Hare, of a Son
Saturday 29 August 1857
Births. At Mavis bank, on the 15th instant, the wife of Mr David Wilson, of
At Spring Head Cottage, Dunedin, on the 25th instant, the wife of Mr Hugh
Bower, of a Daughter.
Saturday 19 Sept, Birth. At Moeraki, on the 25th ult., the wife of W.A.
Trotter of a Son.
Saturday Oct. 17 1857
Death. We have the melancholy duty to perform of recording the demise of P.
Proudfoot, Esq., Chief Commissioner and treasurer of the waste Land Board,
which took place at his residence in Dunedin at half-past ten o'clock on
Wednesday evening last. Mr Proudfoot's state of health for a long tome past
has been such as to afford his friends no hope of his ultimate recovery; but
the closing scene was more rapid than was anticipated, and his death has
taken the public almost by surprise. We understood that Mr Proudfoot, up to
a few hours before his death, was engaged in the duties of his office, the
close attention to which, it is believed, tended to accelerate his end.
Saturday 24 Oct. 1857
Births. At Campbelltown, on the 1st instant, Mrs Elles of a Son.
At Clutha Ferry, on the 16th instant, Mrs John Barr, junr., of a Daughter.
Saturday 31 Oct. 1857
birth. At Silver Mains, North Taieri, on the 27th inst., Mrs James Gibson of
At moray Place, Dunedin, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. Thomas Burns,
Alexander RENNIE, Esq., M.P.C., late of Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, to Ann,
only daughter of the late Mr James Wilkie, Gardener, Forneth, Perthshire.
Saturday 7th November 1857
Birth. At Craydon Cottage, Popotunoa, wife of the late N. Chalmers, of a
Died. At Kaikorai Bank, on the 23rd October ult., Mr James Williamson, senr.
Saturday 14 November 1857
Birth. At Meadowbank, Tokomairiro, on Friday the 6th instant, the wife of
John Cargill, Esq., of a son.
Saturday December 5th 1857
Birth. At Kaihiku, Clutha, on Saturday, the 26th November, the wife of C.H.
kettle, Esq., J.P., of a Son.
Saturday 12th Dec. 1857
At Dunedin, on the 5th instant, the wife of Mr Alexander Mollison, of a
At the Forbury, on the 9th instant, the wife of Robert Stuart, Esq., of a
Saturday 19th Dec. 1857
Married. On the 1st November, at Wingatuie, East Taieri, by the Rev. W.
Will, Mr George COUPER, to Jane, second daughter of the late john Forrester,
Esq., of Glasgow.
Birth. At Princess Street, Dunedin, on the 11th instant, the wife of Mr J.
Healey, merchant, of a Daughter.
Saturday 26 Dec, 1857
Births, At the Mills, Dunedin, on the 20th instant, the wife of Henry
Charles, Herslet, Esq. of a son.
At Dunedin, on the 23rd instant, the wife of W.H. Cutten, Esq., of a Son.
Death. At Chalmerston, on the 23rd instant, after a lingering illness, Jean,
wife of A. Chalmers, Esq.
I have been a member of the NZSG for nearly 10 years now, I have traced
all of my lines out of New Zealand with most of them back to England
covering a number of counties, but also a few other countries. I
thoroughly enjoy the arrival of my NZSG magazine and do not wish to
leave the society, however by staying with the Society I am financially
hindering my ability to join any other society in the UK (I also belong
to the Oxfordshire Family History Society and unfortunately have to put
the others on hold until I finish that research)...fortunately along the
way I have found mailing lists such as we have here and have made
contact with others who while not researching the same families in any
way live in the areas (mostly in the UK) that I am researching and have
done some research for me which I could not do myself from New Zealand
(and probably still couldn't do if I joined the county Family History
Society). I find it such a shame to read Col's email over something so
small where the society is harming itself and all for hopes of another
membership, revenue is revenue and money made in such a way as supplying
non members with copies of certificates already held is mostly profit to
the society with no magazine having to be produce for this person etc.
From: Stuart Sinclair [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 30 April 2002 7:14 p.m.
Subject: Re: [NZ] Joining NZSOG
Yes, this was debated at AGMs . To me it is
it is the subscriptions of the members that in the
main go towards the purchase of resources or members
donate material. Therefore it is not unreasonable to
expect members to join the Body if you wish to use its resources as you
would if you wished to borrow from a library. Cheers Stuart Sinclair
--- h dear <hdear(a)clear.net.nz> wrote:
> I don't understand why the nzsog allows people to be
> members of a local
> group and not be members of the main group, but no
> doubt it was debated in
> full at some time, before my time. I guess members
> of a local branch get to
> use the resources of that branch fully but to use
> resources contributed by
> members nationally you have to join the main body.
> Sound reasonable? I
> visited the new library recently and can vouch for
> the wonderful resources
> found there and these are to be added to regularly,
> why not join?
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Hi, I am new to this list and have the following surname interests.
ASPLIN of Essex, England
PASK of Essex, Australia and New Zealand
AYERS of Feilding area arrived Lyttlton
DYKE of Wanganui area from Kent, England
BURNS of Wanganui, Turakina from South Australia
SPRY of Wanganui area from Devon, England via South Australia
REARDON of Waverley area via Woodville
BLACK of Auckland area - name may have been changed from Noir or Lenoir
POPE of Auckland area but via Wellington and Manchester block
CORR of Auckland area from Ireland 1873
MAYMAN from Auckland area, also NSW Australia from Preston, England
McLENNAN from Southland via Scotland
CLARK from Westland via Lesmahagow, Scotland
Next year will be the Centenary for Epuni Primary School of Lower Hutt. Just had an e-mail to say it will be held from 30 of May to 1 June 2003. For more information, e-mail epuni100(a)hotmail.com .
John Reed, pupil 1957-63 [known as Stuart at that time].
Has anyone come across these names in any Greymouth research they have undertaken?
Keen to hear from anyone who has these names in their family lines.
Looking for a TRONGHEAR family which was resident in the Greymouth area when Blanche Tronghear was born in 1884.
I have managed to find one reference to a Mine Manager, Robert TRONGHEAR in Dobson in 1886, other than that nothing else.
TRONGHEAR is an unusual name, has anyone come across it before anywhere else in New Zealand?
Thank you for all the suggestions regarding unwanted certificates. Some of the sites I knew about, others I didn't.
I have now submitted the information to the Australasian BMD Exchange.
I am trying to trace what happened to Frances May PADGET born 14/91879 in Timaru. I have her birth certificate and her parents are listed as William PADGET and Martha nee CLAPHAM.
I can find neither a death nor marriage entry in the BDM's for her.
Does she belong in your family or do you know what became of her?
Any help gratefully received.
Other names I am trying to trace within the South Island. No luck in finding the families or what became of these women. Can you help?
HEGLUND Mary Charlotte
LAWES Violet Ada Isabel
MEARES-DEVINISH Sybil Isabel
Any assistance gratefully received.
More dead ends in my South Island research.
EDGE Annie Louisa
FARROW Elizabeth Hamilton
GRINLINTON Elizabeth Burns
Can anyone shed any light on what became of these women?
I have a number of dead ends in my South Island research. Does anyone have any of these names in their families or come across them during their research?
BALL Hannah Louisa
CONTESSA Eva Florence
Glad to hear from anyone who can help or provide another avenue for investigation.
> My gggrandfather James Patrick Portnall/Portnell came to NZ with
> the 58th Regiment. I know he registered in Salisbury Wiltshire at
> the age of 19yrs and 3 months. This was in the book "Discharged
> in New Zealand". Does anyone know if there is a passenger list
> for the "Thomas Lowery" and the "Osprey".
If you are referring to these two vessels as military transports,
not unless someone has compiled a list from 58th Pay & Muster
records of those on board on a particular voyage. However the names
of the officers aboard when a military transport departed or
arrived in port may have been mentioned in the shipping news section
of the newspaper of the day.
The Pay & Muster records of the 58th Rutlanshire Regiment of Foot
covering its period in Australia and New Zealand are on 12 rolls
of AJCP microfilm. They commence for the depot at Chatham in England
for the quarter ended 30 Jun 1843 and go though to 31 Mar 1859. You
would likely discern when and where your ancestor was from these
films plus his discharge info should give his place of birth and
I have no idea where in NZ these AJCP films can be viewed. Perhaps
the Genealogical Society or the pay per visit library in Auckland
City or the National Library has 'em and someone can advise the list?
Thank you, we will all benefit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pearl Whipp" <pearlw(a)clear.net.nz>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: [NZ] unwanted certificates
> Hello List
> Thank you for all the suggestions regarding unwanted certificates. Some
of the sites I knew about, others I didn't.
> I have now submitted the information to the Australasian BMD Exchange.
> Pearl Whipp
> Christchurch NZ
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