John CORK + Catherine McBETH - Kaurihohore, Kauri
KAURI is a locality in Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 1 passes through the area. Kamo is to the south, and Hikurangi is to the north.
Mt Parakiore is a volcanic dome rising 391m to the southwest. It is about one million years old, and part of the Harbour Fault which also includes Mt Hikurangi near Hikurangi, and Parahaki in Whangarei.
The area, initially called Kaurihohore, was settled by immigrants from Nova Scotia in 1856
John & Catherine Cork lived in Kaurihohore, Kauri, Whangarei and had 8 children there
- John was from Norwich, arriving in NZ on Christmas Eve 1858 on the "Evening Star" when aged 7 with his parents, Francis (1822-1901) & Mary Ann Cork (1820-1896) and siblings: Mary Ann, Francis (1849-1896), Frederick (1852-1828), Alice, Michael & Emma Cork
JOHN CORK (1851-1920) married:
CATHERINE McBETH (1865-1926) in 1890
they had 8 known CHILDREN
1891 - 1966 Emma Cork
- Emma married Joseph COOPER in 1917
1892 - 1917 John Yaxley Cork
- John served in WWI as Rifleman 46438 wih the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, Reinforcements J Company. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs Catherine Cork, Whangarei, North Auckland. John died of his wounds on 20 Oct 1917 in Belgium, aged 25. He is buried VI. D. 30. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
1894 - 1951 Francis Edmund Cork
- Francis married Edith Jessie BARNES (1890-1965) in 1915
- he served in WWI as Private 78165 wth the NZEF, 39th Reinforcements C Company, embarking from Wellington 13 June 1918
- he died 31 March 1951 aged 57
- he was buried 2 April 1951 in RSA Block Nine Plot 104, Maunu cemetery
EDITH (aged 75) was buried 30 July 1965 Block V Row 6 Plot 27, Kamo cemetery
1895 - ? Annie Cork
- Annie married Charles MITCHELL in 1920
1897 - ? Alfreda Cork
- Alfreda married John Stephen HUGHES (1896-1971) in 1921
1899 - 1977 Murvan Cork
- born 19 June 1899
- spouse not found
1901 - 1975 George Cork
- born 11 April 1901
- George married Alice Susan BALLANTYNE (1908-1968) in 1929
- he died 9 Nov 1975 aged 74 & buried in KAURIHOHORE cemetery KAURI
ALICE's ashes were buried Old Portion Block Six Plot 1757, in Maunu cemetery on 18 July 1968
1902 - 1970 Clarence Leslie Cork
- born 3 July 1902
- spouse not found
- Clarence died in 1979 aged 77
7 June 1888 NOTICE TO Mr PRITCHARD, BUTCHER, KAMO
... TAKE NOTICE, that if you fail to withdraw the language sed by you to me yesterday, at the Sale Yards, Kamo through an advertisement in this paper next week, and also pay this advertisement, I shall take legal proceedings. - JOHN CORK
16 June 1888 APOLOGY to Mr JOHN CORK
... I GREATLY regret having so far demeaned myself as to call you a liar, forgetting (under the provocation received), the old proverb, "The greater the truth, the greater the libel." However, under mature consideration, and when hasty temper has given place to more generous feelings, I must come to the conclusion that Mr Cork is a very Truthful Man, in fact, a second George Washington. - A. PRITCHARD
12 January 1889 - CORK & Co. of WHANGAREI
... BEG to notify the public of Whangarei, that through the expiration of the partnership of Mary Ann Dickey and Francis Cork, they are enabled to carry on business at less than one third of their former expense, and have reduced their prices accordingly, thereby giving the public the benefit. Until further notice prices for monthly payments will be as follows:-
Fore-quarter and Hind-quarters 2d to 4d
Roast Beef, from 3d to 4d per lb
Boiling Beef from 1½d to 3d per lb
Rump Steak 5d per lb
Beef Steak, Chops and Sausages 4d per lb
Corned Beef 1½d to 3d per lb
Hotel and Boardinghouses by special arrangement
NOTICE - All accounts owing to the late firm "Dickey & Cork" must be paid before the 31st inst., either to Herbert Wakelin (at the Whangarei Shop), or the John Cork (at the Kamo Shop), who alone are authorised to receive the moneys, and whose receipt will be good and binding upon the late firm. All accounts not settled at the above-named date will be sued for without further notice. Dated 12th January 1889, J. M. KILLEN, Solicitor "Dickey & Cork"
JOHN CORK died 11 July 1920 aged 69
12 July 1920 Another of the old identities to whose enterprise and work the district owes so much, passed away at his hoe at Vinegar Hill, Kamo, yesterday, in the person of Mr John Cork.
The late Mr Cork had been in the district since the early 70's and was well-known to the farming community, having been for many years engaged in the cattle dealing and butchery business at Kamo and Whangarei before taking up farming at Vinegar Hill.
At the age of 8 years, the late Mr Cork arrived in New Zealand with his parents, by the ship "Evening Star", on December 24, 1858.
With the exception of about 10 years in Auckland, the deceased farmer resided in the Whangarei district throughout the rest of his life of 70 years. He leaves a widow, three daughters, four sons and two grandchildren, while his eldest son, John Yaxley Cork, lost his life in the course of the Empire at Passchendaele on October 12,1917.
The funeral will take place at the Kaurihohore cemetery on Tuesday afternoon
14 July 1920 There were twenty equestrians, sixteen vehicles and five motor cars in the funeral cortege of the late Mr John Cork, of Vinegar Hill, who was buried ysterday at Kaurihohore cemetery. Farmers and business firms directly dependant upon the farming-industry were well represented amongst those who paid the final tribute to the old settler
JOHN YAXLEY CORK died of his wounds in Belgium