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Mary Ann Eliza GIBBS (nee GREEN) born 22/4/1854 London, England and arrived in Sanson aged 17 years old. Believed to have come out to New Zealand and settled in or around the Nelson region. Obviously had family connections in Wakefield Nelson area as she returned there regularly.
She died 3/7/1908 at Nelson and arrived back in Taihape by train (funeral delayed as train running late).
In 1907 she was presented with a Family Bible following work in the Church at Rongotea (Manawatu) before she shifted to Utiku near Taihape where her sons were estalishing sawmills and milling timber.
Husband - John Henry GIBBS born Wakefield Nelson 11/9/1852 and died 3/9/1943.
Alice Beatrice MAI whose mother was Mary Eliza DALLISON (Bulls or known as Rangitikei initially, was born 1890 either Feilding or Pohangina. We have not been able to locate birth date. Alice died 10 December 1966 in Palmerston North and has been uried in Ashhurst Cemetery - Block 10 Plot 3.
Her father - Matthias Petersen MAI born 9/3/1864 and died 20/5/1946.
Her mother - Mary Eliza DALLISON born12/9/1870 and died 8/9/1935.
We are wondering if she was registered as a DALLISON initially. Alice became a missionary in India and then returned to New Zealand to look after her parent before moving to Upper Hutt to house keep for a Mr BENGE.
The MAI family arrived in New Zealand from London, England on the ship "England" which arrived at Wellington Harbour New Zealand on