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CHITTICK (and neighbours) TAITA, Lower Hutt 1888 - 1945

Journal by ngairedith

written by lisachittick on 8 Dec 2011 re TAITA CEMETERY 'Residents'

Hi, thank you for your research. My husband and children are descendants of George and Jane Chittick buried at Christ Church Taita. Just for your interest the Chitticks are connected with the Augusts and the Bentleys throught the marriage of Robert Arthur Chittick, son of George and Jane; to Joan Esther August, daughter of Herbert Lewis August and Harriet Rubina Jessie Bentley also buried at Christ Church. I would love more info, if you have any of the early days that the Chitticks spent at Taita, records,photos??? etc
Many thanks Lisa Chittick HB
- this is written in reply to lisa's request -

MANY of the following people can be found on PECK of TAITA


RED HEADLINES denotes news from the HUTT VALLEY
GREEN HEADLINES news from OTAKI, (70km north)



8 NOVEMBER 1888 - PRINCE OF WALES BIRTHDAY
ORANGE PICNIC on the PRINCE OF WALES BIRTHDAY (Friday 9th November) at Mr CHITTICK'S GROUNDS Near the Post Office, Lower Hutt. Races, Cricket, Quoits, Football, Pig Hunt and other sports. The Orange Band will play selections of new music during the day. Mr GODBAR, the well-known caterer, will supply refreshments at town prices. N.B. - All Orangemen, effective and non-effective, visiting brethren, and officers and members of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, are requested to meet at the Lodge room, York-street on Friday morning, 9th November, at 8.30, to form procession and proceed to the Hutt by the 9.45 train, returning from the Hutt by the 5.15pm train. Regalia and white gloves


24 DECEMBER 1888 - CHITTICK's ANNUAL XMAS PICNIC
... The Garrison Band Amusement Committee's annual picnic at Mr CHITTICK'S grounds, Lower Hutt (with a dance at Bowie's Hall in the evening) and the Salvationist encampment at Crofton, for all of which special excursion trains are available.


29 DECEMBER 1888 - CHITTICK's ANNUAL NEW YEAR PICNIC
... The Orangemen of Wellington will hold their annual picnic on New Year's Day at Mr CHITTICK's grounds, Lower Hutt. The lodges will meet at the York-street lodge-room at 8.45, together with the members of the Protestant Alliance Society, and will march in procession to the railway station, headed by the Protestant Band. On arrival at the grounds an extensive programme of sports will be gone through


7 JUNE 1889 - MILK PRICES
... The undersigned have mutually agreed to charge the following prices for Milk, to be delivered at the Lower Hutt Railway Station:- 8d per gallon from 1st June instant to 30th September, 1889; and 5dper gallon from 1st October to 30th April 1890: E. J. RIDDIFORD, James JUDD, S. S. MASON, Thomas AVERY, D. JUDD, John FARRELLY, W. CLOUT, George CHITTICK, J. CAVANAGH, Stephen JUDD, PERRY Bros., George WINDRUM, E. HAYES, Peter SPEEDY, F. FISK, S. HARRIS, Joseph KNIGHT


16 MARCH 1889 - HIBERNIAN SOCIETY'S PICNIC
CEAD MILLE FAILTE to the HIBERNIAN SOCIETY'S PICNIC and SPORTS to be held at Mr CHITTICK'S Paddock, Lower Hutt on Monday 18th March. The Society will march in Procession from Courtney-place, headed by their fine Brass band, at 9am, to the Railway station. First Train will leave at 9.45am. Tickets will be available for 9.45am, 11.15am, 1.15pm. A Programme of Sports, consisting of Running, Jumping, Tug-of-War, &c., &c.
The society's Band will be in attendance, and will play choice Selections of Music.
Return Fares, including admission to the Grounds - First Class, 2s 9d; Second Class, 2s. Children, Half-price
Officers, Members and Members of the Band are requested to meet at the corner of Clyde-quay, on MONDAY, at 8.45am, for the purpose of Marching in Procession to the Railway Station. W.J. GRANT, Secretary


6 AUGUST 1889 - LOWER HUTT TOWN BOARD
... An ordinary meeting of the Lower Hutt Town Board was held last evening in the Board's office. Present - Commissioners RANSOM, CUDBY, HAYES, and FITZHERBERT. Commissioner FITZHERBERT, in the absence of the Chairman (Mr R. CLELAND), voted to the chair.
- Mr CHITTICK applied for permission to open the road beside his place on No 2 Waiwetu-roa, for the purpose of putting a culvert across that road. If the Board supplied the pipes he would supply the labour. He was about to crop his land, and wished to avoid being flooded. The Chairman pointed out that, the road being 16ft wide, ten 12in pipes would be required. However, he recognised that the work would confer a benefit on others also. On the motion of Commissioner CUDBY, seconded by the Chairman, the application was agreed to


25 SEPTEMBER 1889 - PORT OF WELLINGTON
... ARRIVED from Nelson via Picton - Penguin, 442 tons, BERNECH. Passengers: Cabin - Miss WHEELER, Mrs BROWN, Mr and Mrs CHITTICK, Messrs GILMER, MUNRO, DEEMER, DUNCAN, JONES, MOORE, MEADOWCROFT, MYERS, RIGG, McGUIRE, PATTERSON, PRICE, BLACKADDER, SPENCER, FIDES, LOGAN, MURRAY, CAMPBELL, HAWKER, FRASER,MITCHELL, YUILE and son, and Col FRASER; 11 in steerage


1 OCTOBER 1889 - MARRIAGE
... CHITTICK-DE ROSA - On the 18th of September, at st James Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev Mr JONES, George CHITTICK, to Mary De ROSA, only daughter of Ernest De ROSA, Lower Hutt. No cards, but some cake


27 AUGUST 1890 - MAGISTRATE'S COURT
... George CHITTICK, farmer, of the Hutt, was summoned for four separate breaches of the Stamp Act, in tendering receipts without having first stamped them. The defendant pleaded guilty, and stated he was under the impression that one stamped receipt was sufficient. Sergeant-Major RAMSAY agreed to accept a fine in one case and to withdraw the other three informations, and in consideration of this his Worship fined the defendant 20s, with 9s costs.


12 NOVEMBER 1890 - ESTATE of Joseph F. FLEET
... In the estate of Joseph F. FLEET, contractor of Petone, the liabilities are stated at £82 7s 4d, and the assets at £48 10s, including book debts and furniture and stock. There is also a debt of £140 to the Bank of New Zealand, which is secured by mortgage over Petone properties. Most of the creditors' claims are small. The principal amounts are - R. C. KIRK £16; Sir William FITZHERBERT £16; David DICK £8 14s; G. CHITTICK £7; W. BISHOP £6; C. S. COLLETT £5 15s; GEANGE £5 5s


25 AUGUST 1891 - ESTATE of Joseph P. WALLACE
... The statement of assets and liabilites in the estate of Joseph P. WALLACE, dairy man, a bankrupt, was submitted to the Acting Official Assignee to-day. The former are set down as being £15, value of book debts, The unsecured liabilities amount to £219 7s 1d. Following are the principal creditors:- JAMIESON BROS. (Commercial Loan Company), £21 18s; F. BUCK Lower Hutt, £8; Wellington Trust and Loan Company, £6; JANSON, £3 1s 5d; Empire Loan Company, £3; F. Le NERY, £4 10s; G. CHITTICK, Lower Hutt, £36 (an equivalent in 2011 of $6,750); Mrs A. TOWNSEND, £44; G. WINDRUM, Lower Hutt, £9; W. CLUT, Lower Hutt, £18 10s; W. TISCH, New Plymouth, £10 10s; W. R. TOWNSEND, £5 10s; SMALL, Silverstream, £3; S. BROWN, £7 3s; J. PHELAN, £4 5s; EDWARDS, Mungaroa, £4 10s; GALVIN, Lower Hutt, £3 15s. All the other claims are under £3. G. W. SMART, holding a bailment over the debtor's private furniture for a debt of £7


14 FEBRUARY 1894 - DEATH
... DE ROSA - On the 13th February, 1894, at Lower Hutt, Joachim De ROSA (KING), dearly beloved father of Mrs George CHITTICK, aged 62 years; deeply regretted by all who knew him. R.I.P. (Joachim was born about 1832 in the Azores. He emigrated to NZ in 1887, via America. Mary De Rosa may have been a daughter of Joachim's brother Joseph who drowned in America in 1880)


1 AUGUST 1895 - POSTAL DELIVERY
... As a result of a petition from Lower Hutt settlers for an increase of area for postal delivery, which was forwarded through Dr NEWMAN, M.H.R., to the Postmaster Gneral, the letter-carrier is to commence a new round, which embraces Eglinton's, the junction of CHITTICK's lane, and the Lower Waiwetu-road. Letter-boxes are to be placed at these points, and the postman will be provided with a bicycle


11 JANUARY 1901 - WORKER REQUIRED
... WANTED, Man, for farm; one who can milk and work. Apply G. CHITTICK, Taita


16 NOVEMBER 1901 - PRETTY WEDDING
... A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Roman Catholic Church, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday, October 6th, when Miss Philomena 'Minnie' De ROSA (cousin of Mrs G. CHITTICK, Taita) was married to Mr W. BARRETT, one of the managers of the Hutt Valley Nursery Gardens. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father MAPLES.
The bride, who was given away by her uncle (Mr E. De Rosa), looked charming in a gown of white figured silk, trimmed with lace and orange blossoms, and the usual veil. She carried a very beautiful shower bouguet of white roses and syringa. Her attendants were the Misses M. SILVA, M. ADAMS, N. BARRETT (sister of the bridegroom) and N. MURPHY (cousin). The two former were attired in dresses of pale yellow muslin with trimming of white silk hats of cream straw, with roses and chiffon
The other maids wore white muslin frocks, with lace and insertion, and white picture hats, with tips and chiffon. All the bridesmaids carried shower bouquets. Mr Arthur PRINGLE acted as best man and Mr A. MacMILLAN as groomsman. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a handsome piano, to the chief bridesmaid he gave a gold ring, set with turquoise and pearls and to the other maids, gold brooches. At the conclusion of the ceremony Menelssohn's Wedding March was played by Miss Alice DONNELLY. A reception was afterwards held at the Lower Hutt Hall, where afternoon tea was served. The health of the happy couple and bridesmaids were proposed by the Rev Father MAPLES and Mr GIBBONS and the toasts were honoured with considerable enthusiasm.
The bride's travelling-dress was of blue voile trimmed with white silk and chiffon, and a pretty white chiffon togue. A large number of costly presents were received, including a beautiful hanging lamp from Mr H. C. GIBBONS, proprietor of the Hutt Valley Nurseries, and a marble clock from the employees. Gifts were received from all parts of the district testifying to the popularity of the happy couple who are well known throughout the Valley. At the reception, Mrs CHITTICK, cousin of the bride, wore a gown of black corded silk and a chiffon toque with roses


14 MAY 1902 - TAITA OBJECTIONS
... George CHITTICK, owner of part of section 15 of block 9, 32 acres, at Taita, Epuni riding, unimproved value £1760, improvements £490, objected that his capital value was higher than his neighbours. Mr CAVERHILL said that £55 an acre was a fair valuation, as neighbouring land had sold at £80 an acre. Some neighbouring sections valued lower - e.g., WILSON'S land at £50 an acre - were in a poorer position. Mr WELCH, a witness called by the objector, stated that the productive value of the adjoining land was equal to that of the objectors, but he had not considered the cutting-up value. The objectors land had an advantage in the way of frontage. Dealing with the improvements, the objector said the figure should be £1000. The Court sustained the valuations, holding that the unimproved valuation was fair, and the value of the improvements should not be increased, because any increase in the value of live fences was counteracted by the depreciation of the buildings since last valuation


17 DECEMBER 1910 - EPUNI SCHOOL PRIZES
... Every child passing a standard received a prize. The Rev. J. McCAW presented the prizes.
Specials were given as follows:-
FULL ATTENDANCE - G. DORNE, J. DORNE, E. SMITH, Arnold SMITH, F. MANDERSON, L. HALL, M. SMITH, W. TIMMINGS
BRUSHWORK - Senior: O. CALLS, A. SMITH, Junior: G. McCLELLAND, F. POTTER, Roy BARRETT, M. TIMMINGS
GARDENS - F. MANDERSON, G.WATSON
BEST SET OF BOOKS - F. PILCHER, A. PRYDE
MOST IMPROVEMENT - A. SWAIN, L. HALL
- Best pass in each standard:-
Standard I - V. BURNSKEY,
Standard II - G. SANDERS
Standard III - F. THORPE
Standard IV - F. MANDERSON
Standard V - N. COTTLE
- SEWING:-
Standards V & VI - F. SANDERS & E. THORPE
Standard IV - F. BURNS & V. WATSON
Standard III - L. RUDMAN & A. PRYDE
Standard II - M. WILSON, G. LUNDGREN, G. SANDERS & Jean McCLELLAND
Standard I - M. SMITH, V. ENGLAND & R. PELHAM
RAPID ARITHMETIC - Senior: F. MANDERSON; junior: H. CHITTICK
MOST MARKS - F. MANDERSON & G. WATSON


28 APRIL 1911 - HOUSEHOLDERS MEETING UPROAR
... The Wellington papers state that the residents of Stoke Valley (between Upper and Lower Hutt) concluded the householders meeting on Monday night in a lively fashion. Mr T. DELANEY occupied the chair. There was a tie between two of the candidates, Messrs H.SMITH and DELANEY, and it was decided to have a second ballot. The loser, Mr SMITH, quesitoned the decision of the scrutineers, Messrs CHITTICK and FOSTER. Uproar ensued, in which someone struck Mr FOSTER, whereupon a general scuffle took place, the lamp being upset and forms thrown about. An amusing aspect of the scene was the free use of her umbrella by one of the women voters present.


1 JUNE 1911 - George & Jane MARRY
... George CHITTICK (1847-1929) from County Tyrone, Ireland marries Jane WHITAKER (1883-1947) of Brimely, Lancaster, England, in Stokes Valley Lower Hutt


? 1912 - BIRTH
... George William CHITTICK, the 1st of 3 sons to George & Jane CHITTICK, is born in Taita. He dies 14 January 1939 aged 26 (see that date below)


17 OCTOBER 1912 - CATTLE STOLEN
CATTLE STOLEN FROM TINAKORI HILLS
- Cuthbert BRIDGE PLEADS GUILTY
... Cuthbert William BRIDGE, lately in the employ of the Railway Department and since then occupied as a farmer at Solway, near Masterton, appeared before Mr RIDDELL, S.M., at the Magistrate's Court yesterday afternon on a charge of cattle stealing. The total value of the beasts was over £75.
About five weeks ago a mob of fifteen head of cattle were stolen from Northland, Wellington. From investigation made by the police the cattle were found to have been railed fom Upper Hutt to Solway, about one and a half miles from Masterton ... read full story at link above ... Frederick WITTON, William BELL, John BREEN and George CHITTICK gave evidence as to the identificaiton of the animals


29 MAY 1913 - BIRTH
... John Whitaker CHITTICK, the 2nd of 3 sons to George & Jane CHITTICK, is born in Taita. He dies 6 August 1977 aged 64

21 JUNE 1913 - WORK WANTED
... PLOUGHING done by contract by H. CHITTICK, Waiwetu-road, Lower Hutt


23 JUNE 1913 - FOR SALE
... 7 DAIRY Cows For Sale.Apply to H. CHITTICK, Waiwetu-road, Lower Hutt


29 NOVEMBER 1915 - BIRTH
... Robert Arthur CHITTICK, the 3rd of 3 sons to George & Jane CHITTICK, is born in Taita. He dies 22 May 1974 in Hawkes Bay aged 58. He married Joan Esther AUGUST (1917-1980) of Te Horo, Kapiti Coast, and they had at least 4 sons. Robert & Joan are buried Plot 011 & 012, Block BA at Waipawa Cemetery


8 JUNE 1916 - CIVIL CASE
... Before Mr W. G. RIDDELL, S.M., and Messrs J. CUDBY and J. WILKIN, Justices of the Peace, yesterday, Carl RASMUSSEN sued H. CHITTICK for the sum of £14, being damages alleged to be due on account of defendant not having carried out the terms of a lease which required him to leave a parcel of land leased by defendant sown in good English grasses. Mr E. P. BUNNY appeared for plaintiff, who gave and called evidence to show that the land was insufficiently prepared for grassing, that is was insufficiently sown, that the ground was left full of weeds, and that the work had to be done over again by plaintiff. The defence, which was conducted by Mr J. J. McGRATH was a denial of the allegations of plaintiff, evidence being called with the object of establishing that the ground was properly worked and sufficient and good quality of the seed sown. It was contended that any failure of germination was due to the dampness of the ground and that the weeds were inherent in the soil. Judgment was with-held pending the hearing by the Magistrate of further argument on the grounds that the provisions of the lease could not apply, as it was contended that, by a certain action, RASMUSSEN had already determined the lease. Judgment was also reserved in respect to a counter-claim by CHITTICK for the sum of £6 alleged to have been promised by RASMUSSEN for a drain dug on the land


15 DECEMBER 1916 - 300 MEN CALLED UP
... The complete list of names called up under the second ballot in the Wellington City, Manawatu, and Wairarapa recruiting districts to flil vacancies in the 25th Reinforcements is as follows:
- CHITTICK, G., Taita, market gardener


29 AUGUST 1917 - 33rd REINFORCEMENTS
... WELLINGTON CITY QUOTA - FULL LIST OF NAMES
- Following is the complete lst of names of men from No 5 Group (Wellington City and Suburb) wo went into camp last week as the local quota for the 33rd Reinforcements:-
- and G. CHITTICK


17 OCTOBER 1917 - FETE at LOWER HUTT
... The result of "Our Day" Fete at the Lower Hutt last week was the sum of £310, which shows that excellent work and organisation mudt have been given by the promoters and helpers. The expenses were very small, and a handsome sum will be handed to the Red Cross Fund. The following is the list of prize winners in the various competitions:-
CLASS A
SPONGE SANDWICH - Mrs W. BOCK 1, Mrs McILVRIE 2
BUTTER SPONGE - Mrs KERR 1, Mrs TOSWILL 2
COLLECTION SMALL CAKES - Mrs NICOL 1
SCONES - Mrs HENDRY 1
HOMEMADE LOAF - Mrs McLACHLAN 1, Mrs CLARK 2
FANCY BREAD - Mrs BAKER 1, Mrs HEGGIE 2
FRUIT CAKE - Mrs HOWE 1, Miss WILKINS 2
CLASS B
HAND SEWN GARMENT - Miss SLADDEN 1
HAND KNITTED SOCKS - Mrs CHITTICK 1, Mrs REEVES 2
CLASS C (children)
SPONGE SANDWICH - Myrtle JUDD 1
SCONES - Eksie BARLOW 1, Edith HARLEY 2
HAND SEWN GARMENT - Jocelyn JOLLIFFE 1, Zoe LARGE 2
HAND KNITTED SOCKS - Vera WARMINGTON 1
SPECIAL PRIZE - Margaret BARTON
SHILLING COMPETITION (best article made from one shilling's worth material) - Miss LEES 1, Mrs McLACHLAU 2 Mrs STRAND, snr, highly commended


28 FEBRUARY 1920 - MARRIAGE
BROOKER-CHITTICK - On the 21st January, 1920, at Knox Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. Mcaw, Edward Ernest Brooker, eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs F. E. BROOKER, Lower Hutt, to Margaretta, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. CHITTICK, "The Oaks", Taita

... The wedding of Miss Margaretta CHITTICK, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. CHITTICK, Taita, to Mr Edward Ernest BROOKER; son of the late Mr and Mrs BROOKER, of the Lower Hutt, took place recently at the Knox Church, Lower Hutt. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. McCAW. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin charmeuse, with an overdress of Brussels all-over lace and silver trimming; her veil being worn mob-cap fashion and fastened by a spray of orange blosson. She also carried a beautiful shower bouguet of cream cactus dahlias and maidenhair fern. The chief bridesmaid, Miss Amy CHITTICK, was in plain heliotrope crepe de chine and georgette, and wore a leghorn hat trimmed with heliotrope and lemon coloured crepe de chine. She also carried a bouguet of heliotrope sweet peas with streamer to match. The two small bridesmaids were Miss Eda GARNER and Miss Lorrima SHUSTER, the former wearing pale blue crepe de chine, and both carried posies of pink sweet peas. The chief bridesmaid received a gold pendant, and the two small bridesmaids gold bar brooches, from the bridegroom. Mr Loyal BROOKER was best-man, both he and the bridegroom being returned soldiers. After the ceremony a reception was held at "The Oaks', the residence of the bride's parents. Later Mr and Mrs BROOKER left for the South, the bride travelling in a fawn gabardine costume and hat to match


26 FEBRUARY 1920 - WORKER WANTED
... WANTED, Man or strong Boy, to pick potatoes and hoe cabbages. Apply H. CHITTICK, "The Oaks", Taita


27 MARCH 1920 - LOST
... LOST, from Town Hall, Lower Hutt, Saturday, 20th, Gent's Bicycle, French grey colour. Reward on returning to G. CHITTICK, Taita


19 AUGUST 1920 - FOR SALE
... FOR SALE, Express, good as new, carry 2½ tons, also Yearling Bull, ready service. H. CHITTICK, "Oaks," Taita, Lower Hut


11 DECEMBER 1920 - WORKER WANTED
... WANTED, A Man or Strong Boy, to do market garden. Apply H. CHITTICK, 'Oaks', Taita


5 MARCH 1921 - WORKERS WANTED
... WANTED, 2 Men, market garden. CHITTICK, The Oaks, Taita, Lower Hutt


5 OCTOBER 1921 - IN COURT
... A sitting of the Lower Hutt Magistrate's Court was held this morning, before Mr F. K. HUNT, S.M.
- Two young men, A. OLIVER and Henry H. CHITTICK, were each fined £1, with 2s 6d costs, for assaulting a boy of 12 years of age. The provocation alleged was that the boy taunted CHITTICK's younger brother


16 NOVEMBER 1921 - HUTT HOTELKEEPERS CONVICTED
... Caustic comment was made by the Magistrate, Mr F. K. HUNT, in regard to the conduct of the Taita and Bellevue Hotels at the Petone Police Court this morning
- and for being illegally on the premises of the Taita, Hotel R. G. MASON and H. H. CHITTICK were each fined 40s and 7s costs


4 JANUARY 1922 - FOR SALE
... FOR SALE, Cow, good milker, quiet, 3rd calf. Apply CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


18 MAY 1922 - FATALITY AT TAITA
... A single man, Thomas SMITH, 66 years of age, residing with his employer, Mr Harry CHITTICK, of Taita, received injuries last night which resulted in his death. About 6.15p.m. Smith went into the yard where he stumbled over a farm cultivator and severly injured his throat. Dr DUDLEY was called in, and, after attending to SMITH, put him in his own car to bring him to Wellington Hospital. Smith died before the hospital was reached. An inquest will be held this afternoon


6 JUNE 1923 - IN COURT
... The monthly sitting of the Lower Hutt Magistrate's Court was held to-day, before Mr W.G. RIDDELL, S.M., and Mr James PEARCE, J.P.
- For riding their bicyles after dark without lights, Joseph AUGUST and Henry CHITTICK were each fined 5s and 7s costs


3 MARCH 1924 - WORKER WANTED
... WANTED, a Man to dig potatoes. Apply H. CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


7 AUGUST 1924 - IN COURT
... An allegation - though not against either of the parties in the case - was made in the Lower Hutt Magistrate's Court yesterday that the Court was being used for improper purposes. George CHITTICK (Mr E. F. HADFIELD) proceeded against F. BROWN (Mr W. H. TUSTIN) for possession of business premises the lease of which had expired. The premises had been leased by CHITTICK for a period of ten years to BROWN and ALLEN, partners in a cabinetmaking business. Recently, apparently, the partners had disagreed, and when the lease expired ALLEN took a fresh lease from CHITTICK at a higher rental, and then refused to pay his rent until BROWN was evicted, hence CHITTICK sought posssession from BROWN so then ALLEN could get full possession. Mr TUSTIN alleged on behalf of BROWN that ALLEN desired to get an unfair advantage over BROWN by evicting him and thus obtaining for himself the goodwill of the business which was an asset of the firm of BROWN and ALLEN. Mr C. R. ORR-WALKER, S.M., said that of course the court woud refuse to be used for any such purpose, and upheld the contention of Mr TUSTIN that BROWN had a claim to the title of premises under the new lease, taken out by ALLEN, on the ground that ALLEN could only take the lease as trustee for the partnership. The case was dismissed


25 SEPTEMBER 1924 - N.Z. POLITICAL REFORM LEAGUE
... At a meeting held in the Taita Hall on Tuesday night a branch of the New Zealand Political Reform League was formed. The following were elected office bearers:
President, Mr A. FOLEU
Vice Presidents
Messrs - J. MABEY, R. KING, F. HEWER, J.P., S. PECK and Mrs SCHUNACK & Mrs R. WYLIE
Secretary, Mr V. PEMBERTON
Treasurer, Mr D. BONTHORNE
Executive Committe:
Mesdames: W. KILMINSTER, O. PEMBERTON, W. PEMBERTON
Miss E. BARTOSH
Messrs: W. KILMINSTER, G. KELLS, G. HUNTER, W. WYLIE, W. PEMBERTON, H. CHITTICK, J. AUGUST, L. KING, W. HOLLIS, F. KITCHENER, M. PESENT, G. CHITTICK, W. COTTLE, R. BARTOSH, A. RUNGAY, W. LOVERIDGE


2 DECEMBER 1924 - BIBLE SOCIETY
... A branch of the British and foreign Bible Sociey was formed on Friday afternoon at Taita. Mrs MABEY held a drawing-room meeting at her residence, and invited Mrs Florence PORTER (organising secretary) to speak upon the work of the society, the world wide work of translation, revision, printing and circuation of the Scriptures, was spoken of, also the wonderful progress of the work in New Zealand during the last five years. Tributes were paid to the able administration and tireless energy of the general secretary, the Rev A. T. THOMPSON, who has recently accepted the position of general secretary for Australasia. Special mention was made of the Pocket Testamnet League, and what it was doing for the young people of New Zealand, very specially in the backblocks. Mrs MABEY was elected presient, Mrs BURGESS secretary with Mesdames CHITTICK and AXTON as collectors. At the close, all were entertained at afternoon tea by Mrs and the Misses MABEY


26 SEPTEMBER 1925 - WANTED TO SELL
... FOR SALE, Springing Heifer, at drop, quite new calved, cow good milker. CHITTICK, The Oaks, Taita, Lower Hutt


8 december 1925 - BRITISH and FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY
... The Taita branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society held a successful meeting recently at the residence of Mrs BUCK. The resignation of Mrs MABEY was received with regret. Mrs BUCK (who has been associated with the society for many years at Manakau, and later at Taita) was elected president. Mrs BURGESS secretary (re-elected) and Mrs CHITTICK and Miss AUGUST collectors. The two latter have done excellent work, the result of their labours being higher than last year. Mrs PORTER outlined the work of the past year in New Zealand, and the growth abroad, specially stressing the wonderful work of the colporteurs and translators, Mrs BUCK entertained those present at afternoon tea, which was much appreciated.


9 SEPTEMBER 1927 - WANTED TO SELL
... WANTED to Sell, Mangoes, also large amount Rhubarb Roots, cheap. H. CHITTICK, Tai Tai, Lower Hutt


12 NOVEMBER 1927 - TO LET
... TO LET, 5 roomed House, in good order. Apply H. CHITTICK, Taita,Lower Hutt


27 FEBRUARY 1928 - WANTED TO BUY
... WANTED to buy, Cow, calved, quiet, H. CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


18 JULY 1928 - AUCTION CLEARANCE SALE
... H. ERNEST LEIGHTON, LTD., will hold, on account of Harry CHITTICK, Esq., who is leaving the districk -
AUCTION CLEARANCE SALE OF MARKET GARDEN PLANT, COW, IMPLEMENTS, POUTLRY, etc AT "THE OAKS", MAIN ROAD TAITA
on SATURDAY, 21st July, at 12.15pm


25 JULY 1928 - FOR SALE
... WANTED TO SELL, large amount of various Bulbs, also Blladonnas; leaving district soon. CHITTICK, Taita, Lower Hutt


10 JANUARY 1930 - WANTED TO BUY
... WANTED to Buy, 800-gallon Tank; must be in good order. H. CHITTICK, jun., Otaki Railway


17 MAY 1932 - WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
OTAKI BRANCH MEETS
... The May meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute was held in the local theatre, when there was a good attendance, although there was unfavourable weather. Mrs G. WHITE, president, presided and Mrs DUNCAN gave her report of the annual meeting of the Wellington Federation, which she attended in Palmerston North.
Hostesses for the afternoon were Mesdames SAVELL, COCKRELL, ST. GEORGE, ATKINSON and Miss HAYDEN, while the "bring and buy" stall was in charge of Mesdames GRIGGITHS, TAYLOR and Miss Meta TAYLOR.
Members who had grown potatoes for the Crawford Shield had dug and weighed their crops, and the highes weight was credited to Mrs CHITTICK, who sent in 98lb (44.5kg)of potatos grown from three seeds, which was regarded as a record.It is hoped to have a dressmaking demonstration at the next meeting


19 JUNE 1934 - RIFLE CLUB DANCE
STOKES VALLEY EVENT
... The Taita Hall was the scene of much gaiety and brightness recently on the occasion of the Stokes Valley Defence Rifle Club's second annual ball. Gay flags and immense ferns decorated the hall, while dainty Iceland poppies an hydrangeas were tasefully arranged in the supper-room.
A popular programme had been arranged in which old-time and modern dances were provided. Some exhibition dances were given by two small children, Winstone and Mervyn Smith respectively, also some excellent tap dances by Miss Nola CLARKE.
Important items on the evening's programme were the enrolling of the first lady member of the club (Mrs CHITTICK), and the presentation of trophies.
Mr C. H. YOUNG (president) introduced by Mr W. H. FIELD, M.P., who presented Mrs CHITTICK with a rosette of the club colours, and also presented the trophies; Recipients of these were:
* Rifleman [url=http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/general/Cenotaph/67
2.detail?Ordinal=160&c_surname_search=king]H. H. KING[/url], championship cup
* Rifleman J. EVANS, aggregate shield
* Rifleman C. H. YOUNG, 600 yards cup
* Rifleman H. WHITE, 300 yards cup
* Rifleman A. A. CATLING, 500 yards cup
* Rifleman H. HERDMAN, progress cup
* Rifleman K. O. J. ANDERSON, 800 & 900 yards cup and service cup
Those who worked so well for the success of the ball were Messrs O. HURNEY (organiser), K. THOMSON, C. H. YOUNG, H. HERMAN, C. SIBBE, R. BISHOP, A. POWER, W. CROSSMAN, J. DALTON and J. EVANS
Mr W. COBBY was master of ceremonies
Among those present were:
- Mesdames: HURNEY who wore black silk met and lace, C. H. YOUNG wine silk net, EVANS wine marocain, HERDMAN black wind-swept satin, ANDERSON coral crinkle crepe, HOMSON blue angelskin lace, BISHOP black lace, CROSSMAN blue marocain, COBBY black velvet, CHITTICK black satin, DALTON blue silk, HEWER green marocain, GOODMAN black crinkly crepe, PHERO black taffeta, RAINEY blue satin, BOSHER green net, OWEN pink taffeta, DER blue organdie, WALTERS lemon windswept crepe, BAN black velvet, BROOKER wine cordille, KENT red satin, HILL black lace
- Misses: CHAMBERLAIN, E. PILBROW, N. CLARKE, O. JOHNSTONE, J. BABBINGTON, W. DOUBLE, J. JACKSON, B. PEMBERTON, WESTERBY, M. JONES, L. MUNGER, J. MORAN, V. CLARK, M. STUART, COOK, N. BOSHER, YATES, CROHN, A. STRINGER, CANDY, G, SHAND, P. BEVERIDGE, C, ROBERTSON (Hastings), M. LYEETT, J. MORGAN, HODGES, M. TILBURY, CATE, D. DREWITT, C. BISHOP, R, SWANSON, A. BELHAMIE, R. DODD, M. NONESUCH, J. AUGUST, M. McARTHUR, M. WALTERS, G. WALTERS, K. HITCH, B. WALTERS, D. HUNTER and J. MORGAN
There were many members of the rifle club present, and other friends, so that there were plenty of partners for the laies, and the ball was a thorough success.


6 JUNE 1935 - TAITA KIWI SCOUNTS DANCE
... The Taita Kiwi Scouts'committee held the first of its monthly dances recently, in the Taita Public Hall. The dance proved a great success. The chairman, in extending a welcome to those present, intimated that this was the first of a series of monthly dances which would be held during the season, and also thanked willing helpers who assisted the committee with the supper.
An excellent orchestra supplied the music and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Monte Carlo prize-winners were Miss N. MERRILEES and Mr L. WATSON, Mrs CAMPBELL and Mr S. PECK
- Among those present were:
Mesdames:P. WALTERS, blue windswept crepe; J. B . TUSTIN, brown floral silk; V. PEMBERTON, green and beige satin; W. B. HUTCHISON, scarlet satin; F. KITCHENER, navy lace; F. S. HEWER, coffee lace; S. DIAMOND, windswept satin; CAMPBELL, wine crepe; PARK, black satin; JURASOVICH, white velvet; MASSEY, blue windswept satin; A. CARTER, white floral georgett' J. GORRIE, blue angelskin; F. EALES, black and white marocain; V. BERTELSEN, black and lemon crepe; A. McARTHUR, green sand crepe; F. SAGE, new burgandy & windswept velvet; DYER, pink taffeta and net flounce
Misses: A. JOHNSTONE, blue floral taffeta; E. BROWN, navy lace; G. SHARPE. red silk; E. WESTERBY, lavender satin; N. MERRILEES, black and peach satin; J. BARNARD, lemon sand crepe; V. PECK, green velvet; J. MORGAN, black crepe; N. PORTER, peach marocain; L. HEWER, blue satin; R. HOPPING, black satin; W. FUTTER, green crepe; I. PESCINI, floral voile & taffeta; J. JACKSON, old gold silk; J. FUTTER, blue velvet & silver lace; W. BILBY, white organdie; A. FOWELL, pink silk; K. HITCH, green crepe; M. McARTHUR, black crepe; J. DRISCOLL, green matalase; R. HAWKINGS, black satin; J. AUGUST, green and white silk; H. McARTHUR, flame silk; B. WALTERS, green an ink matahasse; V. KITCHENER, grey and pink sand crepe; I. TAUCHER, pink georgette; A. KILMISTER, pink and silver crepe; K. BOND, blue and white marocain; S. EALES, black and white crepe; L. MORRISON, beige net; W. PRITCHARD, red marocain
Messrs: D. McARTHUR, sen., F. KITCHENER, P. WALTERS, V. SILK, H. KITCHNER, D. McARTHUR, jun., A. PORTER, W. B. HUTCHISON, J. BLAKE, W. C. WALTERS, V. PEMBERTON, S. DIAMOND, W. FULFORD, J. B. TUSTIN, F. GORRIE, A. SHAW, L. WATSON, A. McGREGOR, WESTERBY (3), M. WASHER, SPENSE, COATES, AUGUST (3), F. BARRELL, D. PRITCHAR, CHITTICK (3), D. PESCINI, MORRISON (2), JURASOVICH, S. PECK, A. PESCINI, F. SAGE, V. PECK, V. BERTELSEN, T. JACKSON, A. and H. COOMBE, N. CHAPMAN, L. SEARLE R. AUGUST, F. BURBOROUGH, H. BEAVER, N. WALLIS


25 JULY 1936 - FOUND
... STRAYED on property, Stokes Valley, Dark Jersey Heifer. If not claimed within 14 days will be sold - CHITTICK BROS., Taita


31 AUGUST 1936 - OTAKI WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
... Mrs SYNNOTT presided at a recent meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute.
Mrs WEST, Hawke's Bay, who formed the Otaki Institure, gave a talk on the general work, which was greatly enjoyed by both old and new members. Mrs CHITTICK was appointed group convener of the Kapiti group of institutes


17 SEPTEMBER 1936 - WAR VETERANS' DANCE
... Some 300 people attended the annual dance of the South African war Veterans which took place in the Taita Hall. Ferns, flags and streamers made striking decorations, the work of the committee under the organisation of fMr F. W. KITCHENER (secretary) and Mr J. A. PESCINI, Mr B. KITCHENER carried out the duties of M.C.
Attending the dance were Colonel and Mrs R. St J. BEERE and Mr and Mrs HILL of Silverstream; Mrs KITCHENER and Mrs PESCINI.
War veterans present were Messrs, HOLLAND (president of the Hutt Valley branch), RITZMA, T. MILLIGAN, TOMKINS, HARPER, De MALMANCHE, JACSON,HOWICK, L. CLOAKE and AILLSON
- Those present included
Mesdames: RITZMA, TOMKINS, JACKSON, CLOAKE, WILLSON, AUGUST, ALSOP, ANSON, BENTLEY, DIAMOND, WILLIAMS, VANEY
Mr and Mrs BERTELSEN, Mr and Mrs P. WALTERS, Mr and Mrs HUTCHISON, Mr and Mrs SEARLE, Mr and Mrs HUNTER, Mr and Mrs BRYANT, Mr and Mrs SPENCER, Mr and Mrs WILLIAM, Mr and Mrs B. HEATH,
Misses: B. WALTERS, COSTIGAN, EALES, JACKSON, R. WALTERS, PESCINI, KITCHENER, TILBURY, FERRETTI, I. MORAN, PECK, COLLETT, De MALMANCHE, KEYS, MILLIGAN, D. TOMINS, B. DAVIDSON, M. TOMKINS, J. WILSON, N. TOMKINS, B. PARSONAGE, D. WHITEMAN, Y. WHITEMAN, F. KNOWLER,
Messrs: S. DIAMOND, C. INNES, B. WALDROP, H. PARSONAGE, COTTLE, JOHNSON, PECK, MOUAT, H. JONES, G. PEARCE, W. PROCTOR, D. MORRELL, J. CHITTICK, J. BENNETT, H. STROUD, K. WHITEMAN, R. WADE, J. STEVENS, E. BENNETT, R. CRAIG, J. JELLETT, A. JAMESON, E. SERNI, L. SCOTT, T. WESTBURY, H. TILBURY, and D. STUPPLES
Mr JAMES and Ms Iris WAKEIELD gave an exhibition of the Rumba and the Soanish Tango


18 DECEMBER 1936 - PLEASANT TIME AT OTAKI
... There was a fair attendance at the December meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute, when Mrs SYNNOTT presided. Miss MADDEVER gave a most interesting and amusing travel talk entitled "Beds of Different Countries".
The hostesses for the afternoon were Mesdames CHITTICK, LEWIS, PERCIVAL, K. TAYLOR and Misses BRIALEY nd KENDRICK. In the competition for the best Christmas novelty Mrs TEWS was first, while Miss Margaret TAYLOR and Mrs TEWS tied for the second place. For the vase of flowers Mrs JONES was first, with Mrs THOMPSON second, and for the date shortcake Mrs EVANS was first.
Towards the close of the meeting Mrs WALLINGTON on behalf of the institute, presented the popular president, Mrs SYNNOTT, with a lovely sheaf of flowers and wished her the "compliments of the season."
The singing of the National Anthem brought a very happy meetin to a close


28 DECEMBER 1936 - WEDDING
... CHITTICK-HITCH. The Rev H. E. K. FRY officiated at St James's Church, Lower Hutt, for the marriage of Kathleen Mary, daughter of Mr and Mrs T. W. HITCH, to George, son of Mrs and the late Mr CHITTICK. The church was decorated by friends of the bride with roses and coloured hydrangeas. Mr Ronald HORMAN was organist.
Magnolia satin, cut on classical lines, formed the frock of the bride, who was escorted by her father. A panel down the back of the frock finished in a slight train, and the high, frilled neckline was fastened in front with a posy of orange-blosson. The bride's beautiful veil of Chantilly lace was held in place with a coronet of cream velvet rosebuds. She carried a bouquet of Christmas lilies, cream roses, pink carnations and maidenhair fern.
Miss Maisie ROBERTSON and Miss Mabel COLLETT were bridesmaids, in frocks of gold taffetas finished in amber, and made slightly trained and with large puffed sleeves shirred to the shoulders. The flower girl, Alice HARRISON, was in green shirred taffetas, also finished in amber. The bouquets were of pink roses and carnations.
Mr John W. CHITTICK was best man, and Mr Lewis AUGUST groomsman.
At the reception, which was held in the Horticultural Hall at Lower Hutt, the bride's mother received the guests in an ensemble of floral silk with brown-toned coat and hat, and carrying a bougqet of gerberas and roses. The bridegroom's mother was in navy blue floral marocain with navy accessories.
Later, the bride and groom left by car for the North, the bride travelling in royal blue crepe worn with white accessories.


13 MARCH 1937 - TAITA PLUNKET DANCE
... The Taita branch of the Plunket Society commenced their season's social activites with a well-attended dance in the hall at Taita. The president of the branch, Mrs McARTHUR wearing navy foloral marocain, was assisted by the committee comprising:
Mesdames: BURGESS who wore black lace and georgette, KITCHENER black floral pin-striped georgette, TILBURY wine lace, WILSON black crepe de chine and FUGE black marocin
- Others present were: Mr and Mrs SEARLE the latter wearing floral marocain, Mr and Mrs A. HEWER the latter in flame lace, Mr and Mrs WARREN scarlet lace, Mr and Mrs HUNTER black and silver, Mr and Mrs BERTELSEN floral marocain, Mr and Mrs E. HEWER tangarine satin, Mrs EALES black mariette, Mrs F. HEWER beige lace, Mrs FENWICK floral satin. The Misses: H. McARTHUR orange moire taffetas, B. WALTERS gold-threaded back georgette, B. KITCHENER floral powder-blue organdie, J. JACKSON flowered crepe-mariette, G. JACKSON floral silk organie, COLLINS peacock coin-spot taffetas, J. AUGUST blue slver-striped mariette, M. BANKS marina marocain, BURGESS pink crepe-marocain, BUDDEN black velvet, L. HEWER rose satin, HOPPING blue elephant crepe, J. MacKENZIE scarlet lace, COTTLE black celvet, B. CARTER white organie, M. PECK blue taffetas, TILBURY scarlet check tafetas, DRISCOLL pink satin, THOMAS black velvet, WALTERS geen satin over black, M. DUTHIE violet coin-spot taffetas, E. CUNNINGHAM black panne velvet, F. EALES lemon crepe. The Messrs: F. W. KITCHENER, C. F. WALTERS, C. DRAPER, J. SHERWIN, DARNELL, O.STUPPLES, L. SEARLE, J. MORRISON, C.HEWER, B. HAMER,P. WALTERS, W. WILSON,J. CHITTICK and H. KITCHENER (M.C.)


6 SEPTEMBER 1937 - TAITA TENNIS CLUB
... The annual meeting of the Taita Tennis Club, was held on Friday evening, Mr D. McARTHUR presiding. The annual report showed that the club had had a very successful year. Two teams were entered in the inter-club competitions, the senior B team losing only one match.
Mr MOORE-CARTER won the third grade men's singles.
The club's handicap and championship tournament resulted as follows:
LADIES HANDICAP SINGLES - Mrs K. CHITTICK
LADIES HANDICAP DOUBLES - Mrs K. CHITTICK and Miss M. BURGESS
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES - Miss K. TUSTIN
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES - Misses K. TUSTIN and V. KITCHENER
MENS HANDICAP SINGLES - Mr W. MOORE-CARTER
MENS CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES Mr G. TUSTIN
COMBINE HANDICAP DOUBLES - Miss K. TUSTIN and W. WALLERS
COMBINED CHAMPIONSHIP OUBLES - Mrs K CHITTICK and G. TUSTIN


5 NOVEMBER 1937 - FAREWELL PARTY at OTAKI
... Mrs HOPKINS presided over a good attencance of members at the recent meeting of the Otaki Women's Institute. The afternoon was of a social nature, all present taking the opportunity of bidding farewell to Mrs H. CHITTICK, jun., who has gone to Wanganui to live. Mrs CHITTICK was a foundation member of the Otaki Institute, and worked hard for the advancement of the movement. As a token of their affection the members presented her with a copper firescreen. Mrs and Miss BILLS, FEILDING, and Miss MILLS contributed enjoyable items. At the November meeting there will be a debate on "Should Women Take an Active Part in Public Life?" and the competitions will be for a Christmas novelty and gooseberry tart


4 DECEMBER 1937 - SUMMER MEETING
WEATHER FINE and BRIGHT - A LARGE ATTENDANCE
...The weather was gloriously fine for the otaki Maori Racing Club's Summer Meeting at Otaki today, being warm and sunny with scarcely any wind. The track was firm and fast, and there was a large attendance, one of the best seen on the course for the past few years. The racing was broadcast on the course for the benefit of patrons. Results of the events decided up to the time of going to press are as follows:-
MANUAO MAIDEN PLATE £100; second horse £15 and third £10; 6 furongs; weight 8.7
J. W. and R. A. CHITTICK'S b f Dancing Flame, by Lackham-Atruda, 3yrs (S. WILSON)
M. GILLON'S br f Irish Orders, by Thomond-Orders Bright, 4yrs (P. BURGESS)
A. G. ROBERT'S b g Haupongi, by Whirlwind-Roselover, 6yrs (P. ATKINS)


6 DECEMBER 1937 - DANCING FLAME'S MAIDEN
... Unexpected support for Haupongi enabled the form horse, Dancing Flame, to pay a very satisfactory price in the Manuao Maiden Plate. The filly, beginning well in a ragged dispatch, took charge from Highball at the end of two furlongs and she ran home an easy winner by two and a half lengths. Dancing Flame was thus successful at her fifth outing, showing improvement in every race she has had and being unlucky in her previous start to strike Conversaion at last in form good eough to win. She is a three-year old brown daughter of Lackham and the Joculator-Ermingarde mare Atrude, and she is owned by two newcomers to the ranks of owners, Messrs J. W. and R. A. CHITTICK of Taita, who secured her from her breeder, Mr H. C. ELL, H. B. LORIGAN, who trains the filly also broke in the dam, who met with an accident and was retired to the stud without racing ... more


29 APRIL 1938 - LOWER HUTT COURT
... Cases in the Lower Htt Court yesterday were dealt with by Mr H. P. LAWRY, S.M.
- Fines were imposed as follows in cases where no warrant of fitness was carried with the vehicle - William Henry BENNETT, 10s and costs; John Thomas YOUNG, George CHITTICK and Victor Horace ROBINSON, each 15s and costs; Alexander Thomas GORRIE, £1 and costs


20 OCTOBER 1938 - UPPER HUTT DANCE
400 HUNDRED GUESTS
... A highly successful dance was held recently by the Upper Hutt Women's Division of the Farmers' Union in the public hall, Taita. About 400 guests attended this populat function. Many pretty frocks were worn, and the effective stage decorations of arum lilies, flowering currant and massed greenery were much admired.
The dance committee included:
Mesdames:
H. E. AUGUST, convener (in black lace and georgette)
O. SKOU lido blue lace
E. BENTLEY black and white crepe roma
O. BROWN floral satin
J. S. BURRELL navy blue georgette and lace
G. COTTLE gold silk serge
O. COLLIE back georgette
W. H. COLLETT black silk velvet
F. ECOB oyster satin
J. HORN shot hena panne satin
S. D. MORRIS black lace
PERRY brown lace and georgette
SUTHERLAND green taffeta
TYER green satin crepe
Fred WHITEMAN petunia satin
J. BLEWMAN, W. N. CLIFFORD, J. CORRIE, A. HARPER, J. MAHER, A. G. MUMBY, F. E. SCHOLES, H. SCHOLES, W. LINDSAY, Frank WHITEMAN
Misses: May COLLETT and Nancy KEYS
- Among other present were Mr and Mrs J. E. AUGUST, Mr and Mrs M. COTTLE, Mr and Mrs HUTCHINSON, Mr and Mrs F. W. KITCHENER, Mr and Mrs C. BENTLEY, Mr and Mrs C. HEWER, Mr and Mrs A. MANDERSON, Mr and Mrs R. R. S. WILLIAMSON, Mr and Mrs REYNOLDS, Mr and Mrs W. SMITH, Mr and Mrs KELLS, Mr and Mrs V. PECK, Mr and Mrs J. SEARLE, Mr and Mrs J. DANCE, Mr and Mrs G. AUGUST, Mr and Mrs MORAN, Mr and Mrs WILKIE, Mr and Mrs WESTERBY, Mr and Mrs EVANS, Mr and Mrs CHESHIRE, Mr and Mrs STOPFORTH, Mr and Mrs BRYANT, Mr and Mrs RUSSELL, Mr and Mrs C. JOHNSTON, Mr and Mrs HARDIE,
Mesdanes: R. RUSSELL, F. BRYANT, P. EALES, F. HEWER, KEEGAN, O'CONNOR, WALTERS, SAGE, HIRSCHORN, WAHREN,
Misses: H. CHAPMAN, H. METCHINOZZI, J. BERRINGTON, MARTIN, Joan AUGUST, Rene HAWKINS, Ray WILLIAMSON, V. KITCHENER, Ngaire PECK, F. EALES, M. YELVERTON, M. BURNS, M. COSTIGAN, S. JARTOV, MEACHEN, Olive JACKSON, Gwen BROWN, Muriel MUMBY, M. TYER, RANZ, Vena COTTLE, Joan WALTER, HUMPHREYS, CUNEEN, GIGGER, D. and E. COSTIGAN, K. BEVERIDGE
Messrs: H. E. AUGUST, O SKOU, E. BENTLEY, J. BENTLEY, J. BLEWMAN, N. BENTLEY, O. BROWN, O. COLLIE, W. H. COLLETT, H. HAWTHORN, PERRY, B. COLLIE, SUTHERLAN, TYER, Fred WHITEMAN, J. MAHER, HARDING, WROTH, B. SMITH, Lewis AUGUST, Allen AUGUST, Ashley AUGUST, B. KITCHENER, John CHITTICK, R. CHIITTICK, R. WHITEMAN, Geoff. HAYLEY, M. BROWN, Allen GREENWOOD, D. PRITCHARD, HADEN, J. LOVETT, W. BUCHANAN, J. and R. KYLE, D. HURNEY, O COTTRELL, J. B. STEWART, W. JONES, Alf EALES and H. TRIPLOW
- The "Monte Carlo" dance was won by Mr J. CHITTICK and Miss MORAN; the "spot dance" by Mr HUTCHINSON an Miss REYNOLDS an the "balloon dance" by Miss COSTIGAN


14 JANUARY 1939 - FARM FATALITY
Coat Caught In Shaft, Levin, This Day
... An accident which resulted in the death of Mr George William CHITTICK occurred on his farm at Heatherlea, Levin, on Thursday. The day was fine, but cold and windy, and as Mr CHITTICK was behind with his hay harvest, he began cutting, using a tractor, to which was attached a mower. Owing to the chilly atmosphere, the deceased wore a heavy mackintosh. In the late afternoon he was found dead alongsie the machine. No one saw the fatality, but what evidently had happened was that in some way the tail of his mackintosh had been caught in a bolt of a universal joint of the rod connecting the tractor with the mower, throwing Mr Chittick from the driving seat, the back of his head striking the shaft. Death was apparently instantaneous. Mr CHITTICK was a young man, 26 years of age, coming to Levin from Taita. He was married about two years ago to Miss Kathleen HITCH, of Lower Hutt
An inquest was held before Mr J. S. MOIR, District Coroner, at Levin on Friday morning. In returning a verdict of accidetal death, the Coroner said he wished to express, on behalf of the court, his sincerest sympathy with the bereaved wife and relatives. The funeral took place at the Taita Cemetery. One pathetic accompaniment to the death was the fact that Mr CHITTICK's mother arrived in Levin from Rotorua at about 7 o'clock the smae evening to spend a holiday with her son and his wife


13 JANUARY 1939 - FUNERAL NOTICE
... CHITTICK - Members are invited to attend the Funeral of the late George William CHITTICK, which will leave the Chapel of J. R. Croft, Ltd., King's Crescent, Lower Hutt, Tomorrow (Saturday), January 14, 1939, at 2pm., for the Taita Cemetery

... Mrs CHITTICK and Mrs CHITTICK sen., and Family desire to Thank all kind friends, relatives and business firms for their messages of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement


12 JANUARY 1940 - IN MEMORIAM
... CHITTICK, Geroge William - In loving memory of our dear friend, accidently killed on January 12, 1939. Ever remembered. Inserted by Wally, Ina, Boy and Hilda
... CHITTICK, George Willia, - In loving memory of our dear brother, accidentally killed on January 12, 1939. Sadly missed. Inserted by John and Iris
... CHITTICK - In loving memory of George William, accidentally killed January 12, 1939.
Not just today, but every day
In silence we remember
Inserted by his loving mother


9 FEBRUARY 1940 - WANTED TO BUY
... WANTED, 1000 Tomato Cases, urgently. H. CHITTICK. Otaki Railway


14 JANUARY 1941 - BIRTH
,.. CHITTICK - On January 10, 1941 at Te Maru, Lower Hutt, to Mr and Mrs R. A. CHITTICK (nee Joan AUGUST, Levin), a son


4 FEBRUARY 1941 - LOST
... LOST, Skunk Stole, vicinity Otaki Railway, between Jan. 20-30. Reward, Apply CHITTICK, Box 15, Otaki Railway


28 OCTOBER 1944 - CAR FOR SALE
... FORD 8 h.p., 1938-39, new condition, 17,000 miles, tyres first class; £285 cash. CHITTICK, Cottles Lane, Taita, Lower Hutt (this is equivalent to $22,500 in october 2011)


24 NOVEMBER 1944 - PUBLIC AUCTION
... PUBLIC AUCTION AT LOWER HUTT, CLEARANCE SALE at 10.30am November 25, 1944 MARKET GARDENING IMPLEMENTS and EQUIPMENT
- W. GREGORY and Co., Ltd., by instructions of Messrs CHITTICK brothers, will offer as above and including the following - Olliver standard tractor, model 70, on rubber; tractor trailer, 11ft deck, dual tyres; Howard rotary hoe, 12 h.p.; Gravely 5 h.p., complete with sprayer; Gravely tractor, 2 h.p.; Morris commercial truck, 2-ton (excellent rubber); Olliver tractor plough, Olliver hand plough, Cracuse hand plough, tractor cultivator, Cambridge roller, 2½in Robertson centrifugal pump, 500ft irrigation piping; galv. pipes, 1½in and 2in, rubber hose, 1in and 3in, Planet Junior seed sower, wheel hoe, manure sower, 60 glass sashes, 6ft x 3ft, 5 tomato frames, 36ft x 6ft (heart totara), 30cwt tomato wire, 2500 tomato stakes, 200 posts, 150 tins, 400 seedling boxes, wheelbarrow, rubber tyre, knapsack spray pump, wirenetting, No 8 fencing wire, corrugated iron shed, 26ft x 12ft (for removal), 10yds high-class seedling soil, small tools, and other items too numerous to mention. 1929 Ford 8 h.p., and ¾-draught gelding (8 years old). THE AUCTIONEERS confidently recommend the equipment offered at this Sale, as it has been well looked after, and we advise prospective purchases to make a special note of the date and hour of this Sale. W. GREGORY AND CO., LTD., Auctioneers, Land Agents, Valuers, Lower Hutt


25 NOVEMBER 1944 - DEATH of Henry CHITTICK
... CHITTICK - On November 25, 1944, at Wellington, Henry, loved husband of Anne Jane, loved father of Mrs S. SCHUSTER, Mrs W. NORTH, George and Charles, Otaki and Harry, Wanganui; in his 85th years. Born Northern Ireland. Interment at Otaki today


7 DECEMBER 1944 - THANKS
... CHITTICK - Mrs CHITTICK and Family desire to Thank doctors, sister, and nurses, Wellington Hospital. Dr Walton HOGG, and Dr NEATE for his untiring attention, all relatives and kind friends for messages an

19 SEPTEMBER 1945 - HUTT NARCISSI SHOW
... Entries were heavy and the blooms generally of high quality at the Hutt Vally Horticultural Society's annual spring narcissi show, which was held in St Jamess Hall, Lower Hutt, yesterday afternoon and evening. A feature of the show was a display of pot plants by Mr H. POOLE, the main attraction of which was a Cymbidium orchid. A collection of polyanthus shown by Mr H. CHITTICK, of Wanganui, also aroused lively interest


24 NOVEMBER 1945 - IN MEMORIAM
,,, CHITTICK - Henry - In fond memory of a dear husband and father, who passed away November 25, 1944
Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take they rest
We loved you well, but Jesus loved you best
Good-night
inserted by his loving wife and family
... CHITTICK - In loving memory of our dear grandfather, who passed away November 25, 1944
God will link the broken chain
As one by one we meet again
Inserted by his grandchildren



N O T E S

CHITTTCK.com has Chittick lines spanning from the 14th century to the current year from all over the World. It includes George CHITTICK & Susan WILLIAMSON from County Tyrone to Taita

TAITA SCHOOL ROLL CALL from 1875 - 1951 has the CHITTICK children and, importantly, their school mates of the time

LOWER HUTT c1895

Albert Charles GIBBS (1920-2011) served in WWII as Private 36033
- his Next Of Kin was listed as: c/o Chittick, Taita, Lower Hutt

In 21 March 2011 in Leading Breeders Of The World Garry CHITTICK of Waikato reflects on his celebrated breeding career and said "My father was a market gardener in Lower Hutt and in those days Trentham was a really big day out for mothers and fathers and once I was 12 I went with them. My father raced one or two horses and later when we were sheep farming in the Wairarapa we agisted a few and I bought "Super Gray" in 1975. I moved "Thorndon Park" to Palmerston North in 1980 and we bought Waikato Stud in 1994."





Lower Hutt about 1895

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PECK of TAITA

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by ngairedith on 2011-12-10 23:11:22

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