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VAGG marriages New Zealand 1876 - 1928

known VAGG marriages in New Zealand 1876 - 1928:


Albert James Vagg
- married Thisby Myrtle Roche in 1915

Charles Vagg
- married Edit Mary James in 1901

Henry William Vagg
- married Margaret Ellen Cross in 1901

William Vagg
- married Annie Olsen in 1876


Edith May Vagg
- married Raymond Silas Harris in 1927

Elizabeth Olsen Vagg
- married Albert Thomas Harwood Berry in 1903

Grace Marjorie Vagg
- married Reginald Meredith Harvey in 1928

Rhoda Vagg
- married Leslie Murray Clancy in 1918

Sarah Hetty Vagg
- married Arthur James Barge in 1902

Sarah Hettye Vagg
- married Henry Alexis Charles in 1918

VALENTINE'S DAY around the world

Valentine's Day is said to have originated as far back as 496AD and is celebrated (in one way or another) in nearly every country in the world, resulting in many marriages and births which enforces the saying that "its love that makes the world go round"


In AMERICA - Valentine's Day did not get to America until 1629 with the Puritans and then went against some of the church elders. Now consumers spend an average of $14 billion on Valentines Day ($15.8 BILLION Australian) just for the one day !!

In AUSTRALIA - Valentine's Day is a much-celebrated festival in Australia and its popularity is said to be increasing by the year. About 90 per cent of the people in the age group of 18-24 and 45 per cent of people above 50 are said to celebrate the day. Valentine's Day Festival has a history of extravagant celebrations in Australia. It is said that during the Australian gold rush period miners became extremely rich due to the new wealth found from the Ballarat Mines. These miners ordered extravagant Valentines amounting to thousands of pounds at a time

In BRAZIL - the Dia dos Namorados "Day of the Enamored", or "Boyfriends'/Girlfriends' Day") is celebrated on June 12 when couples exchange gifts, chocolates, cards and flower bouquets. This day was chosen probably because it is the day before the Festa juninas Saint Anthony's day, known there as the marriage saint, when traditionally many single women perform popular rituals, called simpatias, in order to find a good husband or boyfriend. The February 14's Valentine's Day is not celebrated at all, mainly for cultural and commercial reasons, since it usually falls too little before or after Carnival, a major floating holiday in Brazil

In BRITAIN - around 503m ($773 million Australian) is spent on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day. Traditionally these were sent anonymously, but nowadays it is often made clear who is sending each 'Valentine'

In CANADA - 60% of Canadians will buy a gift with the majority spending less than $50, ($53 Australian) whereas the average person in the U.S. will spend $103 ($116 Australian) on traditional Valentines Day merchandise

In CHINA - the common situation is the man gives chocolate, flowers or both to the woman that he loves

In DENMARK & NORWAY - Valentine's Day is known as Valentinsdag. It is not celebrated to a large extent but many people take time to eat a romantic dinner with their partner, to send a card to a secret love or give a red rose to their loved one

In ESTONIA - Valentine's Day is called Sbrapev, which is about remembering all your friends, not only your loved ones

In FINLAND - Valentine's Day is called Ystvnpiv which translates into "Friend's day". As the name indicates, this day is more about remembering all your friends, not only your loved ones

In FRANCE - a traditionally Catholic country, Valentine's Day is known simply as "Saint Valentin" and is celebrated in much the same way as other western countries

In GREECE there is a lot of love in the air, young men and women spend the day in each other's company, reveling in their love for each other. It is said that Cupid is the cause of the emotion of love and Valentine's Day in Greece is intricately connected with him

In GUATEMALA - it is known as the "Da del Cario" (Day of the Affection)

In INDIA - in past Valentine's Day has been explicitly discouraged by some of the Hindu fundamentalists, mainly the Shiv Sena, the Bajrang Dal and the Vishva Hindu Parishad. Since 2001 there has been each year violent clashes between shopkeepers dealing in Valentine related items and Shiv Sena die-hards, who oppose it as "cultural pollution from the west".

In IRAN - the Sepandarmazgan, or Esfandegan, is an age-old traditional celebration of love, friendship and Earth. It has nothing in common with the Saint Valentin celebration, except for a superficial similarity in giving affection and gifts to loved ones and its origins and motivations are completely unrelated. It has been progressively forgotten in favour of the Western celebration of Valentine's Day

In IRELAND - Valentine's Day in Ireland has some traditions. From the olden times St. Valentine is connected with the concept and emotion of love. Several hotels arrange special Valentine's Day packages which are appreciated by the couples

In ISRAEL - According to Jewish tradition the 15th day of the month of Av - Tu B'Av (usually late August) is the festival of love. In ancient times girls would wear white dresses and dance in the vineyards, where the boys would be waiting for them. In modern Israeli culture this is a popular day to pronounce love, propose marriage and give gifts like cards or flowers

In ITALY - This day is reserved exclusively for the lovers and family and friends do not take part or exchange gifts. On Valentine's Day in Italy couples go out for dinners at pizzeria or ristorante. 14th February has become very commercialized in Italy but traditionally gifts like chocolates, diamonds, perfumes and flowers are exchanged

In JAMAICA - they head for Montego Bay. People from all over the world gather at Jamaica to witness and to be a part of the Valentine celebrations that takes place in Montego Bay. Beach parties are organized at the Montego Bay, on Valentines Day that is accompanied with drinks and music.

In JAPAN - in 1936, Morozoff Ltd. introduce the holiday when it run an advertisement directed to foreigners. Later in 1953 it started promoting the giving of heart-shaped chocolates. Other Japanese confectionery companies followed suit later. In 1958 the Isetan department store ran a "Valentine sale". Further campaigns during the 1960s popularized the custom. The custom that only women give chocolates to men appears to have originated from the typo of a chocolate company executive in the initial campaigns. In particular, office ladies give chocolate to their co-workers. Unlike western countries, gifts such as greeting cards, candies, flowers, or dinner dates are uncommon, and most of the activity about the gifts is about giving the right amount of chocolate to each person

In NEW ZEALAND - Visiting exotic locations to spend quiet moments together is one of the ways of celebrating Valentine's Day in New Zealand. There are innumerable tour operators who offer game fishing, bush safari, paragliding and wine tours. The choices are many and each couple can decide in what way they want to spend the day. Several picnic spots are agog with revelers on Valentine's Day.

In NORFOLK - a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children. Although he was leaving treats many children were scared of this mystical person

In PAKISTAN - The Jamaat-e-Islami political party has called for the banning of the holiday and has called it "a shameful day. They claim that the holiday is an insult to Islam. Despite this the celebration is increasingly popular and the florist shops expect to sell a great amount of flowers, especially red roses

In POLAND - Poland had been behind the Iron Curtain for quite some decades, but that has not stopped the young adults in Poland exchange love vows with each other. Valentine cards and Valentine flowers are exchanged with the beloved and there are many couples who opt for dinners in restaurants. The day is spent with each other and the main issue is just being together

In PORTUGAL - it's more commonly referred to as "Dia dos Namorados" (Boy/Girlfriend's Day)

In the PHILLIPPINES - Valentine's Day is called "Araw ng mga Puso" or "Hearts Day". It is usually marked by a steep increase in the prices of flowers

In ROMANIA - the traditional holiday for lovers is Dragobete, which is celebrated on February 24. It is named after a character from Romanian folklore who was supposed to be the son of Baba Dochia. Part of his name is the word drag ("dear"), which can also be found in the word dragoste ("love"). In recent years Romania has also started celebrating Valentine's Day, despite already having Dragobete as a traditional holiday

In RUSSIA - Most of the buildings of Russia are adorned with lights for the occasion of Valentines Day. The shows and the musical concerts that are organized on Valentines Day in Russia are attended by large numbers of people. The shops of Russia on Valentines Day displays different kinds of gift items, as well as flowers and cards

In SAUDI ARABIA - in 2002 and 2008, religious police banned the sale of all Valentine's Day items, telling shop workers to remove any red items as the day is considered a Christian holiday. In 2008 this ban created a black market of roses and wrapping paper

In SLOVENIA - a proverb says that "St Valentine brings the keys of roots," so on February 14th plants and flowers start to grow. Valentine's Day has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. Nevertheless, it has only recently been celebrated as the day of love. The day of love is traditionally March 12, the Saint Gregory's day

In SOUTH AMERICA - Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador etc, Valentine's Day is known as "Da del Amor y la Amistad" (Day of Love and Friendship). Although it is similar to the United States version in many ways, it is also common to see people do "acts of appreciation" for their friends.

In SOUTH KOREA - women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give non-chocolate candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on the 14th of Feb or March go to a Chinese restaurant to eat black noodles and "mourn" their single life

In SPAIN - Valentine's Day is known as "San Valentn" and is celebrated the same way as in the U.K, although in Catalonia it is largely superseded by similar festivities of rose and/or book giving on La Diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George's Day)

In SWEDEN - it is called Alla hjrtans dag ("All Hearts' Day") and was launched in the 1960s by the flower industry's commercial interests and due to the influence of American culture. It is not an official holiday but its celebration is recognized and sales of cosmetics and flowers for this holiday are only exceeded by those for Mother's Day.

In TURKEY - Valentine's Day is called Sevgililer Gn which translates into "Sweethearts' Day"

In VENEZUELA - in 2009 President Hugo Chavez said in a meeting to his supporters, for the upcoming referendum vote on February 15, that "since on the 14th there will be no time of doing nothing, nothing or next to nothing ... maybe a little kiss or something very superficial", he recommended people to celebrate a week of love after the referendum vote

In WALES - many people celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen (St Dwynwen's Day) on January 25 instead of or as well as St Valentine's Day. The day commemorates St Dwynwen, the patron saint of Welsh lovers. Wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

In ZIMBABWE - Valentine's Day in Zimbabwe is celebrated by the young people with great passion althoug the celebration is beynd the means of many

*Valentines Day is the most popular day of the year for people to marry, over twice as many people marry then as the next most popular day - New Years Eve
*More than 37 million men will purchase flowers on Valentins Day in America alone
*In Japan many men feel embarrassed if they don't receive any chocolate on Valentine's Day. Women usually make sure to give giri-choco (obligation chocolate) to men around them so that they don't feel left out
*In In the U.S. chocolate and candy sales will climb to an estimated $935 million (over $1 billion Australian)
*The first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband;
*If the names of all a girl's suitors were written on paper and wrapped in clay and the clay put into water, the piece that rose to the surface first would contain the name of her husband-to-be.
*If a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentines Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a rich person.
*In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week.
*Men spend nearly twice as much for Valentine's Day gifts as women do
*If you are a star sign believer - Babies born on Valentine's Day are chatty, very bright, original and independent. They will learn things quickly and absorb information with great energy. A Valentine baby can be very stubborn at times and, despite valuing the company of others, also enjoys time alone. They can often appear detached from others but, despite appearances, are often thinking about those close and are extremely loyal

And one would think that 9 months later mid November would be the most common birthday around the world but it is actually beaten by early October (meaning conception of around New Years Eve) - but still ensuring that genealogsits have pleanty of work to keep them going forever ...

VARLEY marriages New Zealand 1869 - 1929

some VARLEY marriages New Zealand 1869 - 1929:

Annie Ward Varley
- married Harold William Samuel Davies in 1915

Arthur Edward Varley
- married Florence Wright in 1924

Charlotte Ann Bartlett Varley
- married Barney Pitman in 1929

Clara Varley
- married Henry George Carter in 1928

Edna May Varley
- married Edward Knight McKay in 1922

Ella Margaret Mary Varley
- married Thomas Francis Sullivan in 1929

Ellen Elizabeth Varley
- married James Rodie in 1919

Esther Varley
- married John William Sim in 1920

Gustavus Varley
- married catherine McPherson on 12 Jan 1869 in Dunedine

Herbert Varley
- married Florence May Nix in 1911

Hilda Maud Varley
- married John Cecil Henry Harding in 1924

Ivy Florence Varley
- married Albert Henry Taylor in 1912

John Edward Rudolp Varley
- married Rosanna Teresa Cook in 1894

John Robert Varley
- married Constance Rita Kent in 1917

Julia Varley
- married William Neil Campbell in 1878

Maggie Varley
- married Ernest Arthur Chester in 1911

Marian Varley
- married Percy St Clair Harboron in 1911

Miles Varley
- married Louisa Adella Tingey in 1912

Robert Varley
- married Mary McPherson in 1881

Robert Varley
- married Ellen Dorothy Irving in 1920

Ruth Varley
- married Richard Coombs in 1917

Tom Varley
- married Winifred Emma Webster in 1926

William Varley
- marriedElsie Margaret Stewart in 1920

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VAUT & VANT marriages New Zealand 1891 - 1895

some VAUT and/or VANT marriages in New zealand 1891 - 1895


Harriet Phoebe Vaut (1861-1924)
- married George JAMES in 1894
- from the COLONIST 19 June 1916:
... in Chambers, on Thursday, before Mr Justice Hosking, letters of admnistration in the estate of Susanna Elizabeth Vant (sic) late of Takaka, (Nelson)deceased, intestate, were, on the application of Mr Hayes, granted to Harriet Phoebe James, of Rockville, the only sister and next-of-kin of the deceased

Rose Annie Vaut (1876-1930)
- married George BYCROFT in 1891

Susanna/Susannah Vaut (1849-1923)
- married Martin MATUSCHKA in 1895

strangley, there were no VAUT male marriages found ...

the only VAUT death found was that of:
Eliza VAUT (1846-1879)

on 5 November 1856:
- Joseph VAUT of Lyttelton, Christchurch had an unclaimed letter

in the COLONIST 16 June 1868:
... VANT (sic) - June 6, at the residence of Mr A. SIMPSON, Washington Valley, the wife of W. Vant, of a Takaka, of a daughter

the VANT grooms married in NZ 1856 - 1931 were:

John Stephen Vant
- married Emblen Jane SEBLEY in 1923

Robert Craig Vant
- married Marjorie Scott HODDINOTT in 1931

William Vant
- married Harriet Maria BOMFORTH in 1856

William Vant
- married Margaret CRAIG in 1896
- they had:
1901 - John Stephen Vant
1907 - Herbert Stabley Vant

William Vant
- married Emily Elizabeth COPE in 1900

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VENDORS of POISONS - Districts of Wellington 1884


ANDERSON, Carl Leopold (1842-1914) ... Sanson

BARRAUD, Charles Decimus (1822-1897) ... Wellington
- Pharmacist, artist
BARRAUD, William Francis (1851-1926) ... Wellington
BRITTAIN, Henry ... Wellington
BURN, Robert Gibbon ... Wanganui

EVENS, Edwin Charles ... Masterton

FIFE, William ... Featherston
FITZGERALD, William C. ... Wellington

GARRATT, William Thomas (1836-1889) ... Wellington
GORDON, Thomas ... Wellington
GREATHEAD, M. ... Bulls

HANCOCK, John ... Wellington
HOGG, D. M. ... Eastown
HOGG, Allan B. ... Wanganui
- also lived in Woodville
HOOKER, Thomas ... Carterton

JOHNSTON & Co ... Wellington

LEARY, Richard ... Palmerston North
LEVIN, William Hort 'Willie' (1845-1893) ... Wellington
- Merchant, politician, philanthropist

MASON, Thomas Gange ... Masterton
MEE, George ... Wellington
MUIR, John ... Waverley

REMMINGOTN, Arthur (1856-1909) ... Palmerston North
REMMINGTON, Arthur Edward ... Bulls

SHEEHY, Michael ... Wellington
SNELSON, George Matthew (1844-1919) ... Palmerston North
- Community leader
St GEORGE, Leonard ... Greytown

TOOGOOD, William ... Featherston

WAKEFIELD, John ... Wanganui
WHITE, Frederick ... Wellington
WILLIAMSON, Hugh Bellis (1850-1926) ... Wanganui
- Hugh Bellis Williamson was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, the eldest child of Hugh Williamson and Sarah Caskey
WILTON, Matthew Henry (1825-1903) ... Marton

W. F. JAMES, Registrar of Poisons, Wellington, 17th January 1884

VERRY family in the Manawatu Cemeteries New Zealand

There are a number of VERRY family members buried in the Wairarapa & Manawatu

Alexander Francis - 1989 aged 70
- husband of Malda Madeline who died 17 years before him
- they lived at Makakahi Rd, Konini, Pahiatua

Alfred Edward - 1926 aged 55
- lived and farmed at Konini, Pahiatua
- son of George & Martha below

Charlotte - 1954 aged 78
- daughter of George & Martha below
- didn't marry

Francis James - Dec 1891 aged 10 weeks
- son of George and Martha below
- buried in an unknown section of the cemetery

George - 1907 aged 73
- son of THOMAS VERRY & MARY KEW of Reading Berkshire, immigrants into Wakefield, Nelson on the CLIFFORD arriving 11th May 1842 with their children:
Charles Verry aged 20 (died by drowning in Wakefield 1864)
John erry aged 18
Mary Ann Verry age 12
Charlotte Verry aged 10
George Verry aged 8
- George was born in Reading, Berkshire
- he married Martha Gibbs, when he was 31
- see next entry for list of children
- his headstone reads he died aged 74 - he was 73
- buried with Martha
- his parents and at least one brother, Charles are buried in Nelson
NOTES: a son, Samuel was born in Reading in 1826 and died in 1828 aged 2. A son, Thomas Verry was born in New Zealand in 1843 and died in 1916

Martha - 1920 aged 73
- nee GIBBS
- married George Verry, above, on 3rd May 1865
- had at least 9 children:
1866 - Mary Ann Verry
1872 - Alfred Edward Verry
1876 - Charlotte Verry
1878 - Sarah Emily Verry
1880 - Leonard George Verry
1882 - Hilda May Verry
1885 - Albert John Verry
1886 - Thomas Henry Verry
1891 - Francis James Verry
- Martha died 13 years after George - they are buried together

Mary June Patricia - 1991 aged 68
- born 5 June 1922
- was living in Levin
- buried with Thomas Henry & Ruby Olive below
- possibly a daughter or daughter-in-law
- died 40 years after Thomas and 21 years after Ruby

Malda Madeline Betty - 1972 aged 49
- wife of Alexander above
- was living in Makakahi Rd, Konini, Pahiatua

Ruby Olive Patricia - 1970 aged 77
- married Thomas Henry Verry in 1915
- she died 19 years after Thomas, buried with him & Mary June above

Sarah Emily - 1918 aged 39
- was living in Konini, Pahiatua
- a daughter of George & Martha above
- she is buried with them
- she didn't marry

Thomas Henry - 1951 aged 64
- he was a sheep farmer in Konini, Pahiatua
- he is buried with Ruby Olive above (possibly his wife)
- also with Mary June above

- At MANGTERA cemetery Dannevirke -
William Herbert - 1976 aged 54
- he is buried in Mangatera
- he was a gardener in Dannevirke

- At TERRACE END cemetery Palmerston North -
Annie - 1941 aged 92
- married Thomas in 1874
- buried with husband Thomas below
- known children were:
1875 - Alice Maude Verry
1876 - Edith Annie Verry
1878 - Thomas Herbert
1881 - Louis John Verry
1884 - Constance Mary Verry
1886 - William Reginald Verry
1889 - Frank Wakefield Verry

Elise Luella - 1929 aged 51
- nee KEALL
- was living in 10 Florence Ace, Palmerston North
- married Thomas Herbert Verry, below in 1908
- buried with him and a 5 year old son, Thomas
- they had a daughter Mildred Annie Verry in 1909, possibly others

Thomas Herbert - 1940 aged 62
- son of Thomas VERRY & Ann BURBUSH
- see siblings above
- he married Elise Luella Keall in 1908
- was a farmer living at 26 Ngata St, Palmerston North
- 5 year old son Thomas Verry is buried with him

Thomas Edmond 1916 aged 5
- probable son of Thomas & Elise above,
- he is buried with them

Thomas - 1916 aged 68
- he was a farmer
- buried with wife Annie Burbush who died 25 years after him
- a son Thomas Herbert is also buried Terrace End

Roy William - 2003 aged 81
- do not know his relationship with the others here

- At SANDON cemetery -
Thomas 1932 aged 69
- born in New Zealand, parents unknown
- he was a shoemaker
- married Amelia Mary KNIGHT in 1890
- she is buried with him

Amelia Mary "Millie" 1942 aged 76
- nee KNIGHT
- married Thomas Verry above in 1890
- she died 10 years after him
- no known children

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VICARY Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

The people with the surname V who are buried in the
Settlers Cemetery DANNEVIRKE, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
indicates a link to a profile

There are only 2 burials - those of mother and daughter

#1 .. VICARY Eliza Margaret (nee GREGG) 12 March 1907 aged 26
- buried Grave 79, Block G with daughter Caroline

Eliza Margaret Gregg was born in 1880
- a daughter of Richard GREGG (1854-1913) of Ballynascadden, County Donegal, Ireland & Caroline FLETCHER (1856-1929)

Her father Richard Gregg, at the age of 17, went to the United States where he was employed by his uncle, Mr Daniel Gregg, owner of one of the richest oil producing farms in Oil Creek, Pa.
He joined the United States army in 1872 and served for a term of five years under the American flag being in several engagements with the Indians in Wyoming, Montana, and Dakota territories, notably in 1876 under General George Crook in the war with the Sioux tribes under their famous war chief Sitting Bull
Richard returned to Ireland in 1877
Richard married Caroline Fletcher (eldest daughter of Mr. John Fletcher, of Manor Cunningham, County Donegal, Ireland) on the 1st May 1878 then 19 days later, (20th May), they sailed from Belfast on the Lady Jocelyn arriving in Auckland in August.
They immediately moved down to Christchurch where they stayed for 7 years then moved up to Pahiatua and settled on their holding of 540 acres at Makakahi.

The children of RICHARD & CAROLINE:
... 1
1879 - 1908) Annie McConnell Gregg
- she was a pupil-teacher at the Makakahi School
- she married James Patrick BEECH (1863-1974) in 1903
- they lived in Konini, Pahiatua
ANNIE died aged 29 and is buried in Mangatainoka

... 2
1880 - Eliza Margaret Gregg
- Eliza married Lionel William Hubert VICARY (1881-1961) in 1905
#2 Caroline Esther Vicary
- Caroline was born in 1906
- she died 26 May 1907 aged 8 months
(her mother Eliza died 2 months before her)
- buried Grave 80, Block G with her mother Eliza
Lionel remarried in 1909 to Elizabeth CRAWFORD (1878-1913)
- Elizabeth died in 1913 aged 35
Lionel remarried in 1916 to Clarice Louisa SIRCOMBE (1893-1991)
LIONEL died 28 April 1961 in Blenheim aged 80
- he is buried Plot 17, Block K, RSA Lawn at Omaka cemetery
- Clarice died in 1991 aged 98

... 3
1881 -1943 Robert Fletcher Gregg
- Robert married Mary Eliza JENNINGS (1883-1952) in 1910
- Mary was 1 of 8 children) of Edward JENNINGS & Mary HINDMAN
- Robert died in 1943 aged 62
- he had been living in Tiratu, Dannevirke
- he is buried in the WWI Section at Mangatera Cemetery
- he served with the NZ Rifle Brigade, Reinforcements H Company as Rifleman 36969. His wife Mary was in Te Aroha when he embarked from Wellington on 19 January 1917

... 4
1883 - 1900 John Hayes Gregg
- John died in 1900 aged 17
- he had been living in Konini, Pahiatua
- he was killed at the Ngapaeruru block on 27 August while out bush-felling and a dead branch of a tree fell on his head
- he is buried in Mangatainoka Cemetery

... 5
1893 - 1917 Richard Gordon Wray Gregg
- born in Pahiatua & attended Dannevirke Public School, moved to Australia aged 20
- Richard served in WWI as Private 7245 with the AIF, Australian Infantry, 13 Battalion. He embarked from Sydney, his parents were living in Mangatera
Richard was Killed In Action 7 Oct 1917 at Merin Rd., France aged 24 & buried Tyne Cot Cemetery

... The A names ABBOTT to AYLWARD

... The B names BAER to BURTON

... The C names CALDER to CUNNINGHAM

... The D names DAILL to DUNSTALL

... The E names ECCLES to EVANSEN

... The F names FALCONER to FYFE

... The G names GAMMON to GUNTER

... The H names HAINES to HYNDES


... The J names JACOBI to JONES

... The K names KENNY to KUITI

... The L names LAMBERT to LYNN

... The M names MABERLY to MURRAY

... The N names NASH to NUTTALL

... The O names O'CONNOR to O'SULLIVAN

... The P names PALENSKY to PRIOR

... The R names RANKIN to RYAN

... The S names SARGISSON to SYKES

... The T names TACON to TWEEDDALE

... The V name VICARY

... The W names WALKER to WYSOCKI


Victoria University 1934 - Diploma in Banking

Evening Post, 5 May 1934
in Victoria University College took place at the Town Hall last night. The following degrees were conferred by Professor T. A. Hunter, vice-chancellor of the University of New Zealand

BARFORD, Cecil Dudley
married Olga Una WARREN in 1925

BARNETT, Alfred Arnold (1905-1988)
born 1905 to John Denis BARNETT & Helen PAGE (married 1896)

BLACKMAN, Frank Joseph
born 1910 to Arnold BLACKMAN & Dorothy Emily COBB (married 1907)

BULLOCK-DOUGLAS, George Arthur Hardy (1911-1958)
born 1911 to George Gilbert BULLOCK & Mary Emily McLEOD (married 1910)
his father was teacher in Wanganui when called to Boer War

FLEMING, Robert Neal (1910-1975)
born 1910 to Robert FLEMING & Elsie Beatrice McLEAN (married 1910)

FOWLER, Henry Arthur Douglas (1901-1969)
born 1901 to Henry FOWLER & Maria Henrietta MORLEY (married 1890)
Henry married Marjorie Ellen TRENT in 1930

GOVER, John Frederick
born 1911 to Robert Howard GOVER & Jane Fredrika/Fredina GOODALE (married 1909). Robert Howard Gover was born 1884 in Upper Plain, Masterton to Frederick GOVER (headmaster of Fernridge School for 30 years) & Esther Alexandra Cunningham ASHWIN
A sister of Frederick, Daisy Gover, married in 1905:
Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 September 1905 GOVER - GOVER - On August 26th, at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, by the Rev Sanders Spencer, Daisy, daughter of Frederick Gover, Fernridge, masterton, to Alfred Adrian Gover, of the Indian Civil Service (Madras Police), eldest son of Alfred Greatbach Gover, barrister-at-law, Cochin, Madras, India

HILL, Raymond Colin Walter (1911-1992)
born 1911 to Walter Francis HILL & Fanny RAE (married 1910)

KEYS, Lillian Gladys (1897-1971)
born 1897 to George William & Lilly KEYS
Lillian didn't marry

KILPATRICK, Robert Alexander

MacIVER, Donald Edward (1912-1979)
born 1912 to Hugh Evander & Jane MacIVER (farmers of Matai St., Gonville, Wanganui)

ROSS, Douglas McLean (1896-1986)
born 1896 to George Douglas ROSS & Christina THOMSON (married 1895 in Dunedin)

STONEHOUSE, Bruce Embleton (1910-1988)
born 1910 to James STONEHOUSE & Ida BEALE (married 1905)
he first attended Taita School, Lower Hutt

TAYLOR, Allan Wilton (1912-1975)
born 1912 to Charles Edward TAYLOR & Isabel Annie WILSON (married 1911)

see also MASTER of ARTS with HONOURS

Victoria University 1934 - Master Of Arts

Evening Post, 5 May 1934
in Victoria University College took place at the Town Hall last night. The following degrees were conferred by Professor T. A. Hunter, vice-chancellor of the University of New Zealand

CAIRNS, Laura Alice
- 2nd class in History
born 1912 to David CAIRNS & Jessie HEGGIE

FELTHAM, Joan Embury
- 2nd class in English
born 1912 to Edgar Charles FELTHAM & Harriett EMBURY
Her elder sister died in 1914 and her brother required constant care due to brain damage following a birth mishap. Joan grew up in a strongly Methodist household. She attended Kilbirnie School and then Wellington East Girls College, where she edited the schools magazine and was dux and gold medallist for two successive years ... more
While completing her BA honours and MA degrees she fell in love with her English lecturer, Andrew Bruce Cochran, an active Methodist 10 years her senior. They married at Trinity Methodist Church, Wellington South, on 13 August 1935. Joan Cochran died at Wellington on 31 July 1995, survived by her three children

FIELDHOUSE, Arthur Esmond
- 2nd class in Education
born 1911 to Joseph Harold FIELDHOUSE & Mary Ellen BENNETT

HARDING, Olga Estelle
- 2nd class in History (from Auckland University College)
born 1912 to John William HARDING & Margaret Mary MUIR
some of Olga's photo collection from Wellington Girl's College

NIELSEN, Bernice Ola
- 2nd class in History
born 1911 to Charles William NIELSEN & Frances May ELLISON

PAETZ, Bernard Arthur
- 2nd class in Latin and French
born 1910 to Arthur William PAETZ & Agnes Fanny TOMS

- 2nd class in Latin and French (from Auckland University College)
born 1912 to William Alexander PATTERSON & Katharine Maclean MacGREGOR

PERRY, Kathleen Mary
- 2nd class in English and French (1932)

PORTEOUS, Ailsa Maire
- 2nd class in History
born 1911 to James PORTEOUS & Minnie Sylvia WAYMOUTH

RAWSON, John Whitely
- 2nd class in English and French

WATSON, Clement Gordon
- 2nd class in Latin and French
(notable New Zealand communist, journalist and soldier)
born in Mangaweka to:
Reginald Beresford Spencer WATSON & Roberta Agnes HUGHES
His mother died when he was a child and his father subsequently settled in Fiji, where he ran a plantation. Gordon was brought up in Wellington by his grandfather, Clement Watson, a prominent educationalist, and his aunt, Evelyn Watson, an early graduate of Victoria College. An excellent student, he developed an early love of literature, which was to become a lifelong passion. After attending Wellington College, where he won a Junior Scholarship in 1929, he studied languages and literature at Victoria University College, graduating MA with second-class honours in 1934 ... more
A Victoria University scholarship was named after him, following a bequest from the estate of his aunt, Evelyn Watson, and a Wellington branch of the Socialist Unity Party was named in his honour.

In absentia:
GREY, Evelyn Helen Patricia - 2nd class in History
born 1911 to George & Ellen GREY

see also Diploma in Banking

Clement Gordon Watson
Private 68640, Killed in Action 17 April 1945 in Italy

VIDULICH marriages New Zealand 1887 - 1931

the known VIDULICH marriages in New Zealand 1887 - 1931


Antonio Vidulich (1861-1950)
- married Annie HANHAM (1874-1954) in 1895
- Antonio was a Fisherman
- he was issued his Naturalisation in September 1902
- the children of Antonio & Annie
- Antonio died 28 April 1950 aged 89
- he is buried PLOT 201 B - SECTION ROM CATH2 at Karori Wellington
- Annie died 8 June 1954 aged 80
- she was cremated at Karori

Antonio Vidulich
- married Doris Anne Eilleen SMITH in November 1925
- they were then in Island Bay, Wellington
- Doris was granted a Decree Nisi in Sydney Australia in April 1940 from Antonio for desertion

Ivan Campbell Vidulich
- married Grace McQueen Te Miha in 193

John Vidulich (1849-1935)
- married Ann Jane CAMPBELL (1866-1925) in 1887
- the children of John & Ann Jane

William Vidulich (1892-1969)
- married Martha KELSO (1893-1937) in 1923


Florence Delia May Vidulich (1897-1961)
- married Peter Smith WATTERS (1894-1955) in 1921
- Peter served in WWI as Rifleman 55122, with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, Reinforcements, J Company. He embarked from Wellington 16 July 1917. His next of kin was his mother: Mrs E.S. Watters, 42 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Lilian Jane Vidulich
- married Andrew Anderson KAYES (1903-1966) in 1921