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Ploughing (blindly at times) through my family tree.
Any help gratefully received and willing to share anything I might have that is of use to others.

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on 2011-09-14 12:49:23

ABCPEM has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: NORTHOVER.

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by ngairedith on 2011-09-14 17:38:08

hi there ABCPEM,

I am in the process of updating your ancestors here

I will write a journal on your grandmother after I have added more details on the update and will let you know when it is posted

kind regards

by ABCPEM on 2012-06-12 04:47:22

Hi,I have looked at Maud Myrtle Northover's birth certificate.When I got it from the BDM in Wellington I requested a printed one but they suggested a photocopy and I can see why.Looking at it it gives the birth place as Ngahauranga(that is how I decipher it)but the handwriting is difficult to read.Her death certificate lists her place of birth as Petone,perhaps it is a maori name for Petone.I know they lived at 19 Bay Street,Petone for many years,her mother lived there till her death in 1938.Maud died 16th March 1970 at Levin and is buried at Taihape.She married John Cooper April 22nd 1912 and they were married at 19 Bay Street,Petone.So Petone it looks like.I have copies of all the certificates if required.
Thanks Alison

by ngairedith on 2012-06-12 06:09:55

hi Alison,

Ngauranga (as it is now called), athough Ngahauranga was the spelling then, is along the Hutt Road about 7km from 19 Bay Street, Petone (then spelt Pito-one, meaning 'edge of the sand') when heading towards Wellington.

Ngahauranga in Maori means 'the landing place' and it was the residence of the great fighting chief Wharepouri, of the Ngatiawa

Back in the 'olden days' :) Ngahauranga had a train station

there is a wonderful old photo of Ngahauranga at the bottom left of this page
Written in 1935 it is a brilliant bit of history of Petone & the Hutt with other old photos and information on what it was like during your grandmothers day

by ABCPEM on 2012-06-12 16:00:31

Thankyou for all this information and access to the photos,it is helping fill in some major gaps for me.I am meeting a with a descendant of Susannah Northover tomorrow morning.He contacted me through Ancestry and oddly enough I drive past his house every day going to work.I will show him this site.It is so great having local input and you obviously have knowledge of sources I have never heard of.
The article on the Petone and the Hutt is brilliant.Have a great day.Alison

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