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Skipworth family New Zealand

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It is known Walter Edgar Gordon Skipworth b 1901 New Zealand.
Oscar Lewellyn Arthur Skipworth B 1905 New Zealand.
There are also George Royal Loxton b1898 Florence Jane b 1899
Herbert Spencer Lander Skipworth b 1899 unsure if the last 3 lived in new Zealand or not. The parents of all the above were George & Tabitha Skipworth ( Boothey ) George buried south Australia. Seeking info on the New Zealand familys. Thank you.

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on 2009-08-01 22:26:35

dide has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: BINNS, BYRNES, NASH and 41 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2009-08-01 23:05:05

Hello dide,
there is a forum here SKIPWORTH about the ones that emigrated to New Zealand

If you check on BIRTH DEATH & MARRIAGES there are about 29 Skipworths there

There are also about 29 Skipworths on ALL RESOURCES

In the 1901 census there was a George Skipworth who was then 32 - he was from Lancashire

Don't know what area of NZ you were concentrating on but there are 7 Skipworths buried in DUNEDIN CEMETERY

There are also 7 Skipworths in CHRISTCHURCH CEMETERY

If you want to check Australian burials there are 133 SKIPWORTHS

by dide on 2009-08-02 01:33:26

thank you kindly

by Kawhio on 2009-11-23 01:05:55

Hi dide'
There are two different lots of Skipworths living in two different towns in North Island of N.Z.
(1) Linoel Skipworth and sister and parents, live in Opotiki,Eastern Bay of Plenty.

(2) Philip Skipworth, lives on the West Coast,in Kawhia, 1 hrs drive West of Hamilton a City in the center of the North Island.
(2,a)His Aunty Mrs Olive Middlebrook nee Skipworth is all so layed to rest in the Kawhia Public Urupa.

Kawhia is the resting place of the great Waka "Tainui" which brought some of the 1st people to N.Z. 800 Odd yrs ago.

by ngairedith on 2009-11-23 02:47:11

The story of the Tainui Te Waka is a great story that needs to be passed down through every generation.

In M&#257;ori tradition, Tainui was the name of one of the great ocean-going canoes in which Polynesians migrated to New Zealand, approximately 800 years ago.
The Tainui waka was named for an infant who did not survive childbirth. At the burial site of this child, at a place in Hawaiki known then as Maungaroa, a great tree grew; this was the tree that was used to build the ocean canoe.

Tainui Te Waka, Hoturoa Te Ariki

by ngairedith on 2009-11-23 02:49:40

.. sorry,
in Maori tradition, Tainui was he name of one of the great ocean-going canoes

by dide on 2009-11-24 21:35:40

Not having much luck with Oscar and Walter Skipworth. I also have Herbert Augustus John Skipworth Died 22.11.1941 ChrishChurch. And Ada Adelaide Skipworth died 25.12.1957 Chrishchurch. Ada had a shop in Christchurch so family has it. I cannot find any of them in the cemetery's. Thank you so kindly for your help.

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