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KORORAREKA -- RUSSELL . NZ

Journal by edmondsallan

edmondsallan - hello - Along time ago my brother & I were partners in a small whiteware sales & service business in the King Country , He did all the work - I was a silent partner running my farm in Cambridge , Waikato . We decide to buy two sections ( 2 ) right on the " Tokerau " beach at the " Whatuwhiwhi " end . Its all built on now . We were one of the first their , Dug some wells for water , Drove a couple of very old big buses up there , turned them into some sort of beach baches . What a whale of time we had , Families , Fish , crayfish , and every type of sea food you could imagine. Then we struck Hard times and had to sell them . One of the biggest regrets / Mistakes we ever made . My brother never let it go and eventually bought a place at " Ahipara " Those were the days .

The first " Resident Surgeon " to the area was " Dr Samuel Ford "who arrived in 1837. One son " Ernest " ( they had a family of ten ( 10)was one of the original Councillors on the Bay of Islands Council . His business was in ' wines ( wholesale ) Spirits and a general store . He did very well and eventually retired to Devonport ,Auckland .NZ
The residents in that area are not all listed as they seemed to move around a lot trying to find what they wanted. My G Grandfather
"Samuel John Edmonds " wrote down a list in 1862 -to one day contact
to use for business purposes in the future ( Gosh he was a wise, future thinking person even in those days ) The list is as follows

JOHN HILL // JOHN JOHNSON // GREGORY S NORRIS // GEORGE COOK //
SAMUEL STEPHENSON // GEORGE GREENWAY // J.B. WILLIAMS // JOHN DONALD
E.H.SIMONS // CHARLES HARGRAVES // JOHN CALLAGAN // JOHN PRIOR
GEORGE MILLAR // WILLIAM BAKER ----- ( 14 ) We are related to five ( 5 ) of them
Hill // Johnson // Hargraves // Miller // Baker
I can see or sense some of you are going to see how you are related , Great , I reckon thats what these journals are about . Time to move on - Till we meet again -Regards - edmondsallan

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on 2010-11-09 17:50:30

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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