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Graham BRUERE & Elizabeth GOSS - New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

GRAHAM BRUERE was born 1834 in Bombay, India
- the only son (he had 5 sisters) of James Graham Sadlier BRUERE (1807-1871) of the East India Civil Service and Augusta BANNERMAN (1808-1889)
- James Graham Sadlier was 1 of 13 children of William Sadlier BRUERE & Harriet BOLTON of Yorkshire
- Augusta was a daughter of John Alexander BANNERMAN & Ann WEST


Graham embarked on the "BLUE JACKET" at Liverpool 12 Oct 1859 arriving in Auckland 16 March 1860

20 March 1860 The celebrated clipper ship Blue Jacket, Captain Hugh Clarke, arrived in harbour about midday on Friday last from Liverpool, which post she left on the 26th of November, and has therefore had rather a long passage of 111 days. No ship bringing an increase to our population ever arrived here in a more creditable state, and the passengers are unanimous in their expressions of approbation and esteem for the Captain and Officers, and thankful for the constant attention to their comfort. Two deaths of infants occurred, and there were two births, otherwise the ship was very healthy.

20 March 1860 We, the undersigned, intermediate and steerage passengers on board the ship "Blue Jacket", from Liverpool to Auckland, beg to testify our grateful sense of the kindness, urbanity and attention, of Capt. Clarke, as exhibited by him to us, during our voyage, and would assure him that our feelings with regard to him, are of the highest respect, esteem, and regard. We would also express our great admiration of the nautical skill, and seamanlike conduct, displayed by him on all occasions, and we would fondly hope, that he will be long spared.
We would also acknowledge our high estimation, and respect for his chief officer Mr Curran, who, by his prompt and energetic character and gentlemanlike manners, has greatly increased the safety and comfort of all on board; which qualifies, we feel assured, will at no distant day place him in a position, which he is every way capable of filling.
We would likewise express our high appreciation of the dispositions and sailorlike qualities of his second and third officers, Mr McMahon and Mr Nelson, who, we have no doubt, will speedily rise in the honourable profession which they have chosen.
In taking our leave of Capt. Clarke and his officers we bid them a hearty farewell, and wish both him, and them, every success and prosperity in the arduous duties of their profession, and which their merits in no ordinary degree entitle them to
- March 13th, 1860 (signed by 70 Intermediate and Steerage passengers)


- Grahem BRUERE married Elizabeth GOSS in 1874 in New Zealand
- he was then aged 40

their children were:

1/
1876 - 1953 Graham Augustus Bruere

- born in Sefton & educated at Mount Grey Downs school
- he was 20 when his father died
- ran his late father's estate "Stanwell" Farm at Balcairn
- he married Eliza 'Dolly' ASHBY (1875-1966) in 1900
- eldest of 7 children of Startin John ASHBY (1848-1929) & Sarah Catherine WORNALL

- they had 5 known children
1902 - 1902 Graham Startin Bruere
- born 23 May at Stanwell, Balcairn
- Graham died 26 July aged 2 months

1903 - 1904 Bertha Nida Bruere
- Bertha died aged 6 months

1906 - 2006 Ena Augusta Bruere
- born 7 June 1906 at Mrs TOMBS's Nursing Home, "The Elma", King St, Rangioria
- died 21 June 2006 aged 100
- Ena married Henry Campbell CROFT (1899-1985) in 1929

1909 - ? Graham Aileen Bruere
- born 16 July at Ivory St,Rangiora

... Graham Augustus died aged 77



2/
1878 - 1932 Alice Mary Bruere

- Alice was 18 when her father died
- she married Peter LISTER (1871-1940) in 1897
- Peter was a son of John LISTER & Sarah MARTIN who built the Coachhouse at balcairn in 1877

they had 6 known children:
1898 - 1957 Gwendoline Bruere Lister
- Gwendoline married Vernon Hugh HAMILL (1900-1994) in 1927

1901 - 1902 Kathleen Bruere Lister
- Kathleen died aged 2 months

1902 - ? Alice May Lister

1905 - 1943 John Graham Lister
- died aged 38

1906 - ? Kathleen Bertha Lister

1907 - unnamed Lister
- died aged 6 hours

... Alice Mary died aged 54



3/
1880 - 1964 George Raymond Bruere

- he was 16 when his father died
- he was a Publican in Waitotara, Taranaki
- he married Mabel Amelia Minnie FROST (1882-1960) 1906 in Rangiora, Canterbury
- daughter of Joseph FROST (1857-1933) & Minnie Amelia FRY (1862-1941)
- sister of Maud who married George's brother Albert (below)

their known children (possibly more)
1906 - ? Mabel Raymond Bruere

1910 - ? Joan Bruere

... George Raymond died aged 84



4/
1884 - 1959 Robert Arthur Bruere

- he was 12 when his father died
- he got 1st prize in Standard III at Balcairn School in 1897
- he served in WWI as Trooper 7/1202 with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements

...Robert Arthur died aged 74



5/
1885 - 1945 Albert Edward Bruere

- he was 11 when his father died
- he married Maud Edith Eveline FROST (1884-1958) in 1913
- daughter of Joseph FROST (1857-1933) & Minnie Amelia FRY (1862-1941)
- sister of Mabel who married Albert's brother George (above)

they had 3 known childre:n
1914 - 2001 Graham Joseph Bruere
- died in June aged 87, 5 months before sister Ngaire
- he is buried in Waddington cemetery (57km W of Christchurch)

1919 - 2001 Ngaire Lorraine Bruere
- married twice: HODGE & SCARLETT
- died in Nov aged 82, 5 months after brother Graham

1924 - 1992 Derek Colby Bruere
- died aged 68

... Albert Edward died aged 60 & buried Waddington cemetery


Graham's bio said he left 11 children. The other 2 not yet found would probably have been born in this 'gap'
1885 - 1891 - your help would be appreciated


6/
1891 - 1982 Bertha Frances Bruere

- Bertha was 5 when her father died
- she came 3rd in the Standard III class at Balcairn School in 1897
- she married Ambrose Reginald DUDFIELD (1878-1956) of England
they had a son, Keith Bruere Dudfield who live in Australia

... Bertha Frances died aged 91 in Brighton, England



7/
1892 - 1976 May Augusta Bruere

- May was 4 when her father died
- she married Arthur Roy HENDERSON (1893-1974) in 1924

... May Augusta died agd 84



8/
1894 - 1964 Jane Ellen Bruere

- Jane was 2 when her father died
- she married Berkeley Phelps HOPKINS (1894-1984) in 1919

... Jane Ellen died aged 70


9/
1896 - 1980 Annie Elizabeth Bruere

- born 23 Apirl 1896, Annie was 5 days old when her father died
- she married George SUTTON (1901-1981) in 1922

... Annie Elizabeth died aged 84



GRAHAM BRUERE died suddenly of Heart Disease on 28 April 1896 aged 62
- his baby daughter Annie was just 5 days old
- his wife Elizabeth remarried 20 Feb 1902 at St John's Church, Balcairn to Thomas BOYD of Christchurch




this bio of Graham was taken from NZETC (link below)
... Mr. Graham Bruere, sometime of Balcairn, was born in Bombay, India, and was the eldest son of Judge Bruere. He was taken to England when three years old and educated at Westminster. On leaving college, he studied law, but the confinement was unfavourable to his health, and he joined the army, in which he served for one year in Ireland. Finally he made a choice of New Zealand, and came out to Auckland in the ship Blue Jacket". He purchased a large run, which he disposed of in 1859, when he came to Canterbury and settled near Sefton, where he took up land in its native state. The land is still in possession of the family. When it was first settled roads were few and far between, and bridges were almost unknown. Mr. Bruere removed to Balcairn in 1892, and increased his area to about 1600 acres. He was for many years chairman of the road board and a member of the school committee. Mr. Bruere was married, in 1874, to Miss Goss, and died at Balcairn on the 28th of April, 1896. He left six sons and five daughters
- only 9 children found with wife Elizabeth Goss at this time



photo of Graham Bruere
- taken from NZETC

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