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Frederick DUSCHKA + Charlotte GEORGE married in Waihi 1913

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Frederick William (Friedrich Wilhelm) DUSCHKA
- born in Victoria Australia in about 1881
- he was an Engine Driver & Miner in Waihi
- he also enjoyed playing bowls for the Waihi Club
- he married Charlotte GEORGE in 1913
- he died 13th April 1933 aged 52
- he is buried in LOT 343, BLOCK F at Waihi Public Cemetery

Charlotte 'Lottie' GEORGE
- born in Thames Coromandel New Zealand in about 1886
- Lottie was an assistant at the Parawai School in Thames
- she married Frederick William DUSCHKA in 1913
- she died 31st May 1969 aged 83
- she is buried in LOT 418, BLOCK G at Waihi Public Cemetery

In August 1913 Lottie's wedding was reported in their local paper the 'Thames Star': ... The wedding was solemnised at St John's Church, Waihi (Rev. Cleary officiating), of Miss Lottie George, daughter of Mr W. H. George, of Waihi, and formerly assistant at the Parawai School, Thames, and Mr R. W. Duschka, of Waihi. The bridesmaid wore creme satin and the usual veil and orange blossoms, and was attended by her sister Mary as bridesmaid, who was attired in a salmon pink Russian costume and hat to match. Both carried bouguets, the artistic work of Miss J. Scott of Thames. Mr H. Langdon was best man. The happy couple left by motor for Rotorua, where the honeymoon is being spent, the bride travelling in a smart navy tailormade costume. Many Thames residents were among the guests

In April 1918 Fred was called up for military duty in the 1st Ballot in the Second Division for the Hauraki Military District.
In June 1918 his employers, the Waihi Gold Mine Co. Ltd, appealed and he was granted exemption (as were a great deal of their mining employees) because the Government had indictated that the supply of gold won in New Zealand must be kept up as much as possible

Surnames: DUSCHKA GEORGE
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on 2010-08-11 06:03:08

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