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the NORTONs buried in Kaikohe & Kerikeri cemeteries

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taken from the site KAITAIA and district

Kaitaia
is the Northernmost town in New Zealand, with a 2001 population of 5,151.
Kaitaia is the commercial and service centre for a rural area farming mostly sheep, cattle and dairy cattle.
Local industry is mainly the processing of dairy produce and timber, sawmilling, and general engineering and building.

Explorers and Missionaries
The Far North Regional Museum holds an enormous anchor lost off the coast in December 1769 by the French explorer, Jean François Marie de SURVILLE (1717-1880)

The Ngati Kahu and Ngati Kuri tribes had dwelt with Te Rarawa in the district for some decades before the Te Rarawa leader Nopera Pana-kareao invited missionaries into the area.
The land made available for purchase once held six pa.
At the mission station, established in 1833 by Joseph Matthews and William Puckey, 61 chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 28 April 1840.
Two early churches were replaced in 1887 by St Saviours Church. In its cemetery are the graves of the two missionaries and N&#333;pera.

Early settlement
In the early years, Maori assisted with building, planting and road-making and grew wheat and food crops. They took their produce to Auckland markets in their vessel, the Fairy.
A few Europeans arrived in the 1850s, and settlement expanded rapidly between 1870 and 1900, when kauri-gum diggers, including many from Dalmatia,


there are 5 NORTON members buried at Kaikohe &Kerikeri cemeteries

EMMA Norton
- 3 Aril 1942 aged 84
- buried KAIKOHE Cemetery
- in Plot 66 - Block B - Division Public Lawn

FRANK HAROLD Norton
- died 27 March 1983 aged 88
- Frank was a Farmer
- buried KERIKERI (WIROA) Cemetery
- in Plot 32 - Block VII - Division Public Lawn

KATE MAUDE Norton
- died 24 June 1971 aged 84
- buried KAIKOHE Cemetery
- in Plot 168 - Block C - Division Public Lawn

RACHAEL AGNES Norton
- died 7 Octoer 1968 aged 70
- bured KAIKOHE Cemetery
- in Plot 168 - Block C - Division Public Lawn

VIOLET MILARS Norton
- died 29 September 1997 aged 98
- buried KERIKERI (WIROA) Cemetery
- on Plot 31 - Block VII - Division Public Lawn

Surnames: DESURVILLE NORTON
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on 2011-01-22 02:33:58

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