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by cbmilne33 on 2010-03-26 06:42:00

This is basically correct as my mother is Jean Rose Milne(nee Sowry).Cousin Athol Sowry etc have produced a "Leeds to Woodville:The Family of Joseph Sowry in New Zealand 1862-2005"book.

by Ngaio on 2010-11-25 13:17:09

Sarah Annie Jane Sowry, nee Noedl was my great aunt. Her sister was my grandmother, Lilian May Dew, nee Noedl. I remember staying with Aunt Annie in Wellington when I was about 7. She was very stern but very kind. Once she promised me a chocolate frog but I made the serious mistake of asking her how old she was. Apparently this was something little girls must never ask ladies and the frog was forfeited. But a while later when I was playing with some paper dress-up dolls propped against tins, I lifted up a tin and there underneath was my chocolate frog. She also told a slightly risque story to some visitors and assured them that I was too young to get the point. Actually, I did but I never told her so! I also remember Winton and Kitty who stayed with us on occasion in Waitara. I thought Kitty unbelievably glamorous. They told us about their South African safari and I remember their beautiful house in Wellington with cream carpet on the bathroom floor. Also Winton's jaguar car.Kitty was very kind. She set up a lady in a cake shop in Wellington and sometimes helped her out in the shop. I still have her recipe for bran loaf which she gave my mother, Freda Smith, nee Dew.
(I married an Englishman, George Malcolm, in India, in 1970 and have lived in the UK since 1975. Our son, Christopher and his wife and family, live in Auckland.)

by gyps61 on 2012-07-13 20:42:53

My husband is related to the Sowry family and was wondering how to get the book that Athol Sowry produced called "Leeds to Woodville" The family of Joseph sowry in New Zealand 1862-2005".

by ngairedith on 2012-07-14 02:21:00

hi gyps,

it is actually what they call a 'textbook' and is on [url=]Google Books[//url]:

Title Leeds to Woodville: The Family of Joseph Sowry in New Zealand 1862-2005
Editor Clive Sowry
Compiled by Betty Sowry, Clive Sowry, Athol Sowry
Edition illustrated
Publisher A. & B. Sowry, 2006
ISBN 047311030X, 9780473110307
Length 320 pages
Subjects New Zealand

and there may be something on that site that shows you where to obtain a copy

I would definately write to the Woodville Districts Vision Inc because they are sure to know where to get a copy. I know it is out of print BUT someone will have one they are willing to lend or copy perhaps

good luck with it

by ngairedith on 2012-07-14 02:27:50

it is actually what they call a 'textbook' and is on Google Books even :)

by gyps61 on 2012-07-14 03:55:33

Thanks ngairedith

I will follow this up.

thank you again

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