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Wellington Region SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS - 1909

Evening Post, 28 January 1909
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS
... The Wellington Education Board awarded board and national scholarships this afternoon to the following:-

SENIOR
NAME & POINTS

Purvis F. ARMSTRONG, W.B.C. ........ 1615

Dorothy E. R. MASON, W.G.B. ......... 1489

Thomas E. BEARD, Carterton .......... 1470

William H. SIMPSON, W.B.C. ........... 1455

Lily Wallis DIXON, W.G.C. ............... 1393

Charles H. McCLELLAND, W.B.C. ...... 1379

Thomas F. CORKILL, W.B.C. ............ 1353

Olive R. SUTHERLAND, Masterton .... 1293

Will F. TAYLOR, Petone ................... 1269

Ernest H. W. ROWNTREE, W.B.C. ..... 1230

Edythe G. WADDINGTON, Masterton. 1230

Wilfred J. THOMAS, Carterton .......... 1223


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
NAME & POINTS

Herbert G. KEMP, Mr Cook Boys............. 611

Donald V. SMITH, Clyde-quay................ 603

Arthur J. KIRCHER, Worser Bay.............. 500

Frederick C. MATTHEWS, Dreyer's Rock... 468


the JUNIOR BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS

Wellington REPERTORY SOCIETY - 1945

from PAPERS PAST


THREE COMEDIES
END OF REPERTORY YEAR

... Three amusing one-act plays were presente last evening at the Wellington Repertory Society's final social evening of the year, held in the St Francis Hall. (Hill St, Wellngton)
The first was "The Proposal", by Anton CHEKHOW, produced by Margaret DAVIS. Thos taking part were:
* R. S. ALLWRIGHT
* Shirley AUSTIN-TURTLE
* Dartrey ADAMS

"Out Goes She", by Philip JOHNSON followed and was played y
*R. G. McGOUN
* Vivienne ROLLINGS
* Mrs K. H. B. STRONG
* Elizabeth McKEOWEN
* Shirley WILSON
The producer was A. Dorothy JENKINS

A comedy by H. V. PURCELL, "Mr HACKET'S PRIZE" was produced by Ernest E. Le GROVE and those taking part were
* Tom MARTIN
* Eileen TEWARD
* Monica DALY-PEOPLES
* Sam TANSLEY

Incidental music was playedn during the evening by Mrs Charles McDONALD's orchestra.
Supper and dancng followed the presentation of the plays

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WELLINGTON REPERTORY THEATRE - 1943

taken from PAPERS PAST


"YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU"

.. The box plans are filling rapidly for the Wellington Repertory Theatre's production of the famous American comedy "You Can't Take it With You". (1938)

Picture-goers will remember the film of this name, (which was based on the play), to be presented on Tuesday night at the Technical College Theatre under the direction of W. S. WAUCHOP. (William Simon ?? 1890-1971)

The play is said to be funnier than the film

The experienced cast includes:

* Coralie SMYTHSON
* Ina GYLES
* Alleen PARKHOUSE
* Freda YOUNG
* Hilda ASHE
* Elleen TEWARD
* Rosina CALVERT
* Vivian RHIND
* Ernest Le GROVE
* Harry PAINTER
* J. SAUNDERS
* Dennis HARTLEY
* Henry KELLY
* Frank EVENSEN
* David HEMPLEMAN
* John DRENNAN
* Eric BATES
* A. E. SMUTS-KENNEDY
* Frank COCKERILL

His excellency the Governor-General (Cyrill NEWALL 1886-1963) will be present on Tuesday, the opening night, and the season will extend to Saturday next.
The box plans are at the D.I.C.

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Wellington Savings Bank MANAGERS 1849

from the New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 17 January 1849

WELLINGTON SAVINGS BANK
An adjourned General Meeting of Managers will be held at Barrett's Hotel, on Saturday Evening next, the 20th instant, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of electing a Superintending Committee for the current year

TRUSTEES
John Earle FEATHERSTON, Esq., M.D. (?-1853)
William FITZHERBERT, Esq., J.P.
William FOX, Esq., J.P., Principal Agent of the New Zealand Company
Alexander McDONALD, Esq., J.P., Manager of the Union Bank of Australia
Hon. Henry William PETRE, J.P., Colonial Treasurer
Henry St HILL, Esq., R.M.

MANAGERS
Charles Ernest von ALZDORF (?-1855)
Major BAKER
W. M. BANNATYNE
Frederick Dillon BELL
Kenneth BETHUNE
James BLYTH
R. BOULCOTT
Alfred de Bathe BRANDON (1810-1886)
Edward CATCHPOOL
William Frederick CHRISTIAN (?-1857)
Charles CLIFFORD
Rev Robert COLE, M.A.
J. CURTIS
Captain Edward DANIELL
Rowland DAVIS
C. J. DAWES
Alfred DOMETT
John DORSET, M.D.
William DORSET
Richard John DUNCAN (1823-1894)
John FITZGERALD, M.D.
John R. FORSTER
Henry Shafto HARRISON (1811-1892)
Robert HART
Peter Morrison HERVEY (1824-1860)
William HICKSON
Peter D. HOGG
John HOGGARD
Thomas HOGGARD
Major A. HORNBROOK
Abraham HORT, senior
George HUNTER
Rev John INGLIS
William INGLIS
Rev Samuel IRONSIDE
John JOHNSTON
James KELHAM
Henry Samuel KNOWLES
Robert LANGDON
G. D. LARDNER, D.A.C.G.
Nathaniel LEVIN
David LEWIS
William Smart LOXLEY (?-1861)
Alfred LUDLAM
W. LYON
James McBETH
John McBETH
Charles MILLS
George MOORE
Thomas NORTHWOOD
Rev Jeremiah Joseph Purcell O'REILY (1799-1880)
- Wellington's first Catholic priest, who came to New Zealand with the Petre family in 1843 and built the church of St. Mary of the Angels in 1844
Robert PARK
Captain W. B. RHODES
Hugh ROSS
Kaufman SAMUEL
Charles W. SCHULTZE
Captain Charles SHARP
James SMITH
William SPINKS
Robert STOKES
Robert Roger STRANG (?-1874)
Charles SUISTED
J. M. M. SUTHERLAND, D.A.C.G.
William SWAINSON, F.R.S.
Thomas William TANKERSLEY (1816-1876)
John M. TAYLOR
William W. TAYLOR
Godfrey J. THOMAS
Robert WAITT (?-1865)
Daniel WAKEFIELD
George P. WALLACE
John WALLACE
John H. WALLACE
Thomas WATERS
Rev James WATKIN
James WILSON
Jonas WOODWARD (1811-1881)
N.B. - The Trustees are managers and also Members of the Superintending Committee by virtue of their office. List revised and agreed to January 15, 1849. By Order, J. WOODWARD, Hon Sec.


PHOTO
St Mary of the Angels, Wellington

on the corner of Boulcott & Willis Street
see Rev Jeremiah Joseph Purcell O'REILY


WELLINGTON, New Zealand MUNICIPAL COUNCIL - 1842

the following from NZETC was written about 1927


Municipal Council, 1842
Returned at the first Election of Aldermen for the Borough of Wellington.

Mayor, George Hunter, Willis St., Merchant 273 votes.
Aldermen William Lyon, Lambton Qy., Storekeeper 237 votes.
William Fitzherbert, Farish St., Merchant 220 votes.
John Wade, Te Aro, Auctioneer 212 votes.
George Scott, Willis St., Carpenter 196 votes.
F. A. Molesworth, Hutt River, Farmer 182 votes.
John Dorset, Lambton Qy., Surgeon 176 votes.
Robert Waitt, Te Aro, Merchant 164 votes.
William Guyton, Te Aro, Merchant 155 votes.
Abraham Hort, Te Aro, Merchant 155 votes.
Edward Johnson, Lambton Qy., Merchant 151 votes.
Robert Jenkins, Manners St., Publican 149 votes.

Reserve List.
Out of which all Extraordinary Vacancies were to be supplied.
John Howard Wallace, Merchant, Lambton Quay 144 votes
Richard Davis Hanson, Solicitor, Wellington 126 votes.
William Anthony Cooper, Carpenter, Te Aro 125 votes.
Edward Daniell, Gentleman, Te Aro 124 votes.
Thomas M. Machattie, Merchant, Lambton Qy. 122 votes.
Henry Taylor, Storekeeper, Willis St. 117 votes.

The Corporation Ordinance was disallowed soon after the Election because it placed the power of establishing beacons and lighthouses in the hands of the Corporation

WENVOE Tea Rooms & Restaurant, Masterton, NZ

About the WENVOE Tea Rooms & later Wenvoe Restaurant
Queen St., Masterton
This TIMELINE is of 3 owners of the Wenvoe in Masterton from 1903
Records stop about 1932, the shop continued for at least another 50 years
there must be more to tell - please leave comments below if you can help

WENVOE owned by the Misses THOMAS
Miss THOMAS also TEACHES DANCING
Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 March 1903
DANCING
Quarter commences 1st April at the Foresters Hall
Adults - Wednesday evenings, 8 till 10; Beginners, 7.30
Juveniles - Saturday afternoons, 3 till 5
Intending members are asked to communicate with the Misses THOMAS as soon as possible. WENVOE TEA ROOMS, Queen-street, Masterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 August 1903
BIT OF EXCITEMENT
A little excitement was created in Queen-street, this afternoon. A couple of horses, with harness hanging loosely, cantered through the passage between the Central Hotel and Wenvoe Tea Rooms into Queen-street. The animals went on to the footpath by the Prince of Wales Hotel, and careered along as far as Mr Eton's shop. Here Mr D. Logan made an attempt to stop one of the horses but was knocked down by the other and the frightened steeds continued on and were stopped near the Waipoua bridge

Wairarapa Daily Times, 26 May 1904
CATERING FOR THE BANQUET
FARMERS UNION CONFERENCE
Last Night's Banquet a successful function
Fully one hundred persons were present at the complimentary banquet at the Drill Hall last evening, tenedered by the local branch of the New Zealand Farmers' Union to visiting delegates. Mr W. Perry (President of the Masterton branch of the Union) presided.
A very excellent spread was provided by the Misses Thomas, of Wenvoe Tea Rooms, to which full justice was done

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 August 1904
TAKING OUT AN AD
The MISSES THOMAS (Wenvoe Tea Rooms) wish to contradict the rumours stating that they do not undertake catering orders

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 February 1905
PIANO LESSONS
Miss W. Talbott, teacher of pianoforte and theory, notifies that she will resume teaching on Monday, February 13th, at the rooms above Wenvoe tea rooms, Queen-street. Miss Talbot will receive parents and guardians at the rooms on Saturday, February 11th, 2 to 5pm

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 June 1905
DRESSMAKING LESSONS
Miss Kate Stewart, principal of the Wellington school for the Langer system of dressmaking and dresscutting will give a free demonstration of the system in the building at the rear of the Foresters' Hall on Thursday next at 3p.m. Miss Gillespie, the local agent, intends to hold classes in rooms above the Wenvoe Tea rooms and particularly wishes ladies to attend the free demonstration and see for themselves what the system is

Wairarapa Daily Times, 4 October 1906
FANCY DRESS BALL
GLADSTONE NOTES
Between fifty and sixty couples were present at the fancy dress ball given by the Weekly Dance Committee last Friday night. It proved a beautifully fine night and in consequence, there were visitors from all parts of the district. The Hall was very nicely decorated with native evergreens and flax, and this proved a very pleasing background for the gay colours of the fancy costumes that were worn. The tables in the supper rooms looked extremely inviting, being very tastefully arranged with spring flowers and laden with dainties, all of which came from Miss Thomas' Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 5 October 1906
HOCKEY MATCH A match was played at Landsdowne yesterday afernoon between the Kia Kaha A team and the Glengarry (ladies) team. The ladies played a fine game and defeated the men (who played with one hand only) by four goals to three. After the match the ladies entertained the men at aftermoon tea at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 January 1907
ALTERATIONS
The Wenvoe Tea Rooms, Queen-street, will be closed for alterations from Thursday 24th till Friday 1st February

Wairarapa Daily Times, 2 February 1907
OPENING DELAYED
Owing to delay in completing alterations the Wenvoe Tea Rooms will not be re-opened till Tuesday next. The Misses Thomas regret the postponement

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 February 1907
LONGER HOURS
WENVOE TEA ROOMS are now open. Luncheon daily from 12 till 2pm. Tea Rooms will now be open every Thursday Afternoon

Wairarapa Age, 1 March 1907
BIBLE CLASS
KNOX CHURCH
A meeting of the members of the Young Men's Bible Class in connection with Knox Church was held in the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, last evening, when there were twenty-two members present

Wairarapa Daily Times, 25 October 1907
PRICE RISE
WENVOE TEA ROOMS
The Misses THOMAS wish to notify the public that on and after Monday, 28th, the charge for Luncheons will be 1/6 cash. Special rates for regulars - payable in advance

Wairarapa Daily Times, 19 December 1907
TEACHING MUSIC
Miss TALBOT wishes to inform the residents of Masterton that Miss EVANS, L.A.B., has taken over her musical connection and will resume teaching on 27th January, above the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 18 February 1908
FAREWELL FUNCTION
Mr E. Rawson, S.M., was the recipient of another very handsome presentation at the hands of the Masterton Justices of the Peace yesterday. The ceremony took place in the Courthouse, Mr H. Caselberg making the presentation... A presentation was made to Mrs Rawson on Saturday afternoon by her singing pupils and a number of friends at the Wenvoe tea Rooms. Several of the ladies present made eulogistic speeches in which they emphasised the prominent part Mrs Rawson had always taken in social matters in the town. The possessor of a beautiful voice, she had been ever willing to assist at all gatherings, whether charitable or not, that had for their object the welfare of the community, and it was on this account, apart from her personal qualities, that she would be greatly missed in Masterton

Wairarapa Age, 11 April 1908
HUIA HOCKEY CLUB
On Thursday, the Huia Hockey Club entertained the Rev and Mrs Johnson at a farewell afternoon tea in the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 January 1909
TEACHING MUSIC
Miss Evans, L.A.B., of R.A.M. and R.C.M., will resume her music teaching at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms on Monday, 1st February

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 August 1909
LOST & FOUND
Will the person who took an Umbrella by mistake from the Ladies' Dressing Room in the Foresters' Hall on Tuesday evening last kindly return same to Miss Thomas' Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 31 December 1910
CALEDONIAN SPORTS
Miss Thomas, of the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, will provide luncheon and afternoon tea at the Caledonian Society's sports in Masterton on Monday

Wairarapa Daily Times, 31 December 1910
SPORTS IN THE PARK
CALEDONIAN SOCIETY'S SPORTS
To be held on Monday, 2nd January, 1911, PUBLIC PARK, Masterton. Ideal Picnic Grounds, Hot Water Provided Free. Bring your Picnic Hamper and have a Day's Enjoyment. Masterton Municipal Brass Band engaged. Country Visitors can depend upon a First-class.
LUNCHEON PROVIDED Miss Thomas, of the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, will have charge of the Luncheon and Tea arrangement, and, for the convenience of country visitors wishing to attend the Concert in the Evening will supply Evening Teas in the park Tea Kiosk. GRAND SCOTCH CONCERT in the evening

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 April 1911
DANCING LESSONS
Miss Thomas resumes teaching third week in April. At Home Wednesday and Saturday next, after 4p.m. in room above Wenvoe tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 13 June 1912
McLAY - BENNINGTON WEDDING
At Knox Church yesterday afternoon, Mr Alex. McLay, head shepherd at Brancepeth, was married to Miss Margaret Bennington, second daughter of Mr C. Bennington, an old resident of Masterton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev A. T. Thompson, B.A., in the presence of a large number of friends. The bride, who was attired in a beautiful cream dress, was given away by her father. Miss Ruby Winteringham, who was daintily attired in a blue costume, was bridesmaid. Mr P. McLay (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a large number of guests were entertained at a wedding breakfast at the Wenvoe tea Rooms. A number of very handsome and costly presents were received. Mr and Mrs McLay left by the afternoon train for Wellington, en route for the South, where the honeymoon will be spent

Wairarapa Daily Times, 29 August 1912
MAYSON - MACKAY WEDDING
At Knox Church this afternoon, Mr George D. Ayson, of Lower Hutt, son of Mr L. S. Ayson, Chief Inspector of Fisheries for New Zealand, was married to Miss Olive Graham Mackay, daughter of Mr J. G. Mackay, of Kuripuni. The marriage service was performed by the Rev A. T. Thompson, R.A., B.D. A reception was held subsequently at Wenvoe tea rooms, at which a large number of guests were present

Wairarapa Age, 30 December 1912
WAITRESS WANTED
WANTED - Waitresses for luncheon and afternoon tea, at Caledonian Sports on New Year's Day. Apply Miss Thomas, Wenvoe Tea Rooms, or Gillespie and Ao., Academy Buildings, Masterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 June 1913
BEREAVEMENT
WENVOE TEA ROOMS
The proprietors of Wenvoe Tea Rooms give notice that owing to family bereavement, the Tea Rooms will be closed until Friday, 20th inst.
Wairarapa Daily Times, 14 June 1913 The Wenvoe Tea Rooms will not re-open until Saturday, 21st inst.

Wairarapa Age, 16 April 1914
HALE - BROWN WEDDING
Mr J. J. Hale, youngest son of Mr H. W. Hale, of Christchurch, was married in St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, to Miss T. Clark, daughter of Mrs H. Brown of Masterton. The Rev H. Watson was the officiating clergyman and Mr R. H. Taylor, of Christchurch was best man. Miss E. Hill, of Christchurch, attended the bride, who wore a dress of white satin, trimmed with Oriental lace, and carried a beautiful bouquet of white carnations and chrysanthemums and maidenhair fern. The wedding breakfast took place at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms. Both bride and bridegroom are members of the Rechabite Order, to which the wedding will be of interest. Mr and Mrs Hall will reside in Christchurch

Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 April 1914
KITCHEN MAID WANTED
WANTED
Smart kitchen maid for Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 3 August 1914
GIRL WANTED
A capable girl is advertised for the Wenvoe tea rooms. Apply Miss Thomas

Wairarapa Age, 7 November 1914
Misses THOMAS RETIRES
Owing to ill-health, Miss Thomas is relinquishing the Wenvoe tea rooms. The rooms are advertised for sale and no reasonable offer will be refused

Wairarapa Age, 27 November 1914
BUSINESS SOLD
WANTED KNOWN - that the Misses Thomas have disposed of their interest in the Wenvoe Tea Rooms to the Misses Clarke, and in thanking the public for past support, solicit a continuance of patronage to their successors.
WANTED KNOWN - The Misses Clark have taken over the Wenvoe Tea and Luncheon Rooms and from Saturday, November 28th, the Rooms will be open every day, including Thursday afternoons and Saturday nights

WENVOE owned by the Misses CLARK
Misses CLARK TAKE OVER
Wairarapa Age, 28 November 1914
WENVOE TEA ROOMS Misses Clark ... Proprietresses
Morning Teas, Afternoon Teas, Dainty Luncheon
[Private Rooms for Parties]
STRAWBERRIES In Season
QUEEN ST. ...... MASTERTON

Wairarapa Age, 23 December 1914
SUNDAES COME TO TOWN
The Misses Clark, of the Wenvoe tea rooms notify that their rooms will be open on Xmas Eve, where tea, raspberries and cream and ice cream, may be had. The new dish "Sundae" which is new to Masterton, will also be available

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 December 1914
ICE CREAM
The best of Ice Creams can be obtained on Christmas Eve at the Wenvoe tea Rooms. Sundaes a Specialty

Wairarapa Age, 16 March 1915
ALTERATIONS
The Misses Clark, proprietresses of the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, notify that owing to alterations being made, their rooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday next, but will be open on Saturday as usual

Wairarapa Age, 1 April 1915
LONGER HOURS
The Misses Clark, proprietresses of the Wenvoe tea and luncheon rooms, Masterton, have just had some important renovations effected to their establishment. The interior has been greatly improved and presents a most attractive appearance. The management announce that in future every Saturday evening grills and hot tea will be available from 5.30 to 6.30 o'clock

Wairarapa Daily Times, 23 December 1915
URQUHART - SMITH WEDDING
At St. Matthew's Church, Masterton, this morning, Miss Mabel Smith was married to Mr H. Urquhart, of Wellington. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, was charmingly attired in white charmeuse and wore the orthodox wreath and veil. She also carried a pretty bouquet. The bridegroom's brother acted as best man, and the wedding ceremony was conducted by the Rev J. Walker. A reception was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms and the happy couple left by motor for Wellington on their honeymoon trip. Mr and Mrs Urquhart will reside at New Plymouth

Wairarapa Age, 23 May 1916
SOLDIERS SPECIAL
Soldiers visiting Masterton on Wednesday and Friday evenings may obtain hot dinners at the Wenvoe tea rooms. Price 1s 6d

Wairarapa Age, 21 June 1916
ADAMS - VAUGHAN WEDDING
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, when Mr W. Adams, son of Mrs C. McCullough, was married to Miss Ethel May Vaughan, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Vaughan, of West Bush road. The Rev John Walker officiated. A reception was afterwards held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, where the customary toasts were honoured. Mr and Mrs Adams left later en route for Napier on their honeymoon

Wairarapa Age, 29 August 1916
TAPLIN - CURLEY WEDDING
At St Patrick's Church, Masterton, yesterday, Ernest Henry Taplin, son of Mr J. H. Taplin, was married to Miss Annie E. Curley, of St Galway, Ireland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father Guinane in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. There were four bridesmaids and Mr Valentine C. Taplin acted as best man. A reception was afterwards held at the Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 13 October 1916
BERTRAM - GRANT WEDDING
At St Matthew's Church, Masterton yesterday, Miss Mary Elizabeth Grant was married to Mr Harry Bertram, of Hamilton. The bride, who was given away by Mr Dowell, was attired in a becoming white crepe-de-chine gown, and was attended by Miss Agnes Robbins as bridesmaid, who was dressed in a pretty pale pink silk robe. Mr Chas. Asphead acted as best man. Afer the ceremony, which was performed by the Rec John Walker, a reception was held at the Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 16 October 1916
KITCHEN-HAND WANTED
Young girl to assist in kitchen is required for the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 17 April 1917
HELP WANTED
A young girl to assist at the Wenvoe tea rooms. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms, Queen Street

Wairarapa Age, 18 April 1917
BEADEL - CRESSWELL WEDDING
At St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, Miss Louisa Jervis Cresswell, daughter of Mt and Mrs R. E. Cresswell, of Lansdowne, was married to Mr Thomas Beadel, of Christchurch. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by her two sisters as bridesmaids. Mr Harold Beadel, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and the Rev Charles Addenbrooke, of New Plymouth (assisted by the Rev Godfrey) was the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wenvoe tea rooms. The happy couple left for Rotorua on their honeymoon trip

Wairarapa Daily Times, 8 October 1917
KITCHEN-HAND WANTED
WANTED - A strong girl for kitchen work. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 15 February 1918
HELP WANTED
WANTED - A capable Kitchen Girl. Apply Wenvoe tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 February 1918
KITCHEN-HAND WANTED
A young girl to assist in the kitchen is required for the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 April 1918
KITCHEN-HAND WANTED
A capable young girl for kitchen work is required for the Wenvoe Tea ooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 April 1918
COOK WANTED
WANTED - Woman to assist with cooking. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 15 November 1918
WILLIAMS - DEVONPORT WEDDING
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, when Miss Myrtle Devonport, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Devonport, Columba road, was married to Mr H. Williams, youngest son of Mr and Mrs E. G. Williams, of River road. The bride was attended by Miss Robbins, of Napier, while Mr Devonport, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Rev Walker was the officiating clergyman, After the wedding breakfast, which was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, the happy couple left for the south, where the honeymoon will be spent

Wairarapa Age, 19 November 1918
DAY OFF
The Wenvoe Tea Rooms will be closed until Monday, November 25th

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 May 1919 McGILVARY - FINLAYSON
McGILCARY - FINLAYSON WEDDING
A pretty wedding was celebrated in Knox Church this morning when Miss B. Finlayson, second daughter of Mr K. Finlayson, Fifeshire, Scotland, was married to Mr J. McGilvary of Easter, Elister, Argyllshire, Scotland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev R. Ingliss, M.A. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, wore a becoming gown of gabardine and veil, fastened with orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. The two bridesmaids were her sisters, Misses Maggie and Davinia Finlayson, who wore dainty dresses of white voile, with black hats. Both bridesmaids carried pretty bouquets. Mr J. Rarbet acted as best man and Mr J. More as groomsman. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the Wenvoe tea rooms. The happy couple left for Wanganui on their honeymoon trip, the bride's travelling dress being a frey costume with saxe blue velour hat

Wairarapa Age, 5 June 1919
DAY OFF
The WENVOE tea rooms will be closed all day to-day (Thursday)

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 June 1919
MATTHEWS - STEWART WEDDING
A wedding of much local interest was celebrated at Knox Church this afternoon, when Miss Elma May Stewart, fourth daughter of Mrs A. Stewart, Essex street, was married to Mr Clive Matthews, of Hamilton. The Rev G. T. Brown officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Norman Stewart, looked very charming in a gown of palest blue georgette over crepe de chene. She also wore a handsome veil and the customary orange blossoms and bouquet. She was attended by her youngest sister, Miss Alexa Stewart, who wore a pretty bridesmaid's frock of emerald green georgette with green and black hat and carried a bouquet. Mr George Fookes, of New Plymouth (cousin of the bridegroom) acted as best man. After the ceremony Mrs Stewart entertained a number of guests at the Wenvoe tea rooms, and the happy couple left by the afternoon train, the bride wearing a smart blue and tan costume and a becoming hat to match. After the honeymoon Mr and Mrs Clive Matthews will take up their residence in Hamilton

Wairarapa Age, 31 July 1919
DAY OFF
WANTED known - The Wenvoe Tea Rooms will not be open to-day

Wairarapa Age, 16 October 1919
HELP WANTED
WANTED - Young girl to assist Tea Rooms. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 5 November 1919
RENOVATIONS
Wenvoe Tea Roomswill be closed on Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th next for renovations. Re-opens as usual on Saturday

Wairarapa Age, 28 January 1920
WAITRESS WANTED
Waitress required for Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 30 January 1920
WAITRESS WANTED
WANTED - Waitress, and woman or girl for kitchen work; no cooking, wages 27/6 per week. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms
NOTE this is the equivalent in Jan 2014 of $190 per week

Wairarapa Age, 26 March 1920 WEDDING
DAVIS - SMITH WEDDING
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at Knox Church, Masterton, yesterday, the contracting parties being Mr Victor George Davis, eldest son of Mrs W. J. Leach, of Masterton and Miss Elsie Evelyn Smith, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Smith, also of Masterton.
The Rev G. T. Brown, M.A., officiated
The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty in a cream costume with hat to match, and carried a shower bouquet of white dahlias and roses. The bridegroom's sister, Miss Winfred Davis, acted as bridesmaid, and wore a heliotrope dress and black hat, trimmed with heliotrope, with touches of pink. She also carried a bouquet of heliotrope sweet peas, pink roses, and maidenhair fern.
The duties of best man were carried out by Mr S, Smith, brother of the bride. The bridegroom's presents to the bride and bridesmaid were gold brooches.
A reception was afterwards held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, where the customary toasts were honoured. The happy couple left later in the day for New Plymouth, the bride's travelling costume being of navy blue serge, with pan velvet hat. Mr and Mrs Davis's future residence will be in Masterton

Wairarapa Age, 14 July 1920 WEDDING
HARTMANN - CREELMAN WEDDING
A pretty wedding was celebrated at Knox Church, Masterton, yesterday, when Miss Florence Vistoria Creelman, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Creelman, of Masterton, was married to Mr Ferdinand Hartmann. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a stylish grey tailormade costume and carried a pretty bouquet of jonquils and maidenhair ferns. Miss Matty Spackman and Miss Violet Creelman (niece of the bride) were bridesmaids and both carried dainty bouquets. Mr P. Hartmann (brother of the bridegroom) was best man and Mr E. Pinkney groomsman. The bridegroom, best man and groomsman are all returned soldiers. The Rev J. T. Macky was the officiating clergyman. The large number of presents received bore testimony to the popularity of the young couple. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms. The happy couple left by the afternoon train for Christchurch, on their honeymoon trip

Wairarapa Age, 27 March 1920
KNIGHT - COOMBER WEDDING
A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Knox Church yesterday, the contracting parties being Mr Thomas Watson Knight, son of the late Mr R. G. Knight and Mrs Knight, of Wellington, and Miss Elsie Coomber, of Pahiatua. The officiating clergyman was the Rev G. T. Brown, M.A. The bride was given away by her brother, and her sister, Miss Ruby Coomber, attended as bridesmaid. Mr S. Knight acted as best man. After the ceremony morning tea was served at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, the happy couple later leaving for the north. Their future home will be at Marton

Wairarapa Age, 15 July 1920
DAY OFF
WENVOE Tea Rooms will be closed to-day (Thursday) and open as usual to-morrow (Friday)

Wairarapa Age, 3 August 1920
Mr BRADLEY RETIRES
A most enjoyable little supper was given last evening by the staff of the New Zealand Loan and Mecantile Agency Company in the Wenvoe tea rooms, in honour of Mr E. Bradley (the firm's accountant), who is retiring on superannuation, after many years of long and faithful service. The manager, Mr A. T. Spain, in a neat speech, referred to Mr Bradley's long term of service, his never failing courtesy and his popularity among the staff. He then presented the guest of the evening with a Gladstone bag and rug. Mr Bradley feelingly responded. Messrs Griffith, Iggylden, Irons, Sexton, J. B. McKenzie and Frater also spoke, testifying to Mr Bradley's good qualities. The evening terminated with the singing of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow." Mr Bradley's future home will be in Auckland

Wairarapa Age, 6 August 1920
JONES - JOHNSON WEDDING
A very pretty wedding was celebrated in St Matthew's Church, Masterton, on Wednesday afternoon, when Miss Mary Johnson, daughter of the late Mrs G. Madsen, of Chapel street, Masterton, was married to Mr Victor Jones, son of Mr R. E. Jones, of Masterton. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Alex. Johnson, was attired in a navy blue tailored costume, with a pretty hat to match. Miss Pearl Madsen was bridesmaid and Mr James Johnson best man. The Rev John Walker was the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony a reception was held in the Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 3 September 1920
FOWLER - TAYLOR WEDDING
A quiet but extremely pretty wedding was solemnised at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday afternoon, when Mr Eric Clifton Fowler, of the staff of Dalgety and Co., Ltd., and only son of Mr and Mrs Hilton Fowler, of Palmerston North, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Miss Irene Taylor, only daughter of Mr Thomas Taylor, of "Beaumaris" Whareama
The bride, who wore a beautiful gown of white charmeuse satin, with an overdress of georgette, trimmed with silver and pearls, entered the church on the arm of her father. She also wore an exquisite hand-embroidered veil with the customary orange blossoms and carried a beautiful shower bouquet. The bride was attended by Miss Folwer, of Palmerston North, sister of the bridegroom and her niece, Miss Toogood (East Coast). The bridesmaids wore dainty frocks of heliotrope and pink georgette, black picture hats and carried beautiful shower bouquets.
Mr W. G. Clapham of Kiwitea, acted as best man and Mr C. Taylor, brother of the bride, as groomsman. The ceremony was performed by the Rev B. D. Ashcroft, vicar of Tinui.
After the ceremony the guests were received at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms by Mrs Toogood, sister of the bride, where the reception was held, only relatives and intimate friends being present.
The happy couple left later by car for the North, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride travelling in a brown costume, with a fawn velour hat, and furs en suite. Mr and Mrs Fowler will reside in Masterton

Wairarapa Age, 12 October 1920
COOK & WAITRESS WANTED
WANTED -A good plain cook. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms
WANTED - A waitress; wages 32/6 Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms
NOTE this is equivalent in October 2014 to $225.55 a week

28 December 1920
BURLING - BUDD WEDDING
A pretty wedding was celebrated at Knox Church this morning, when Miss Catherine Budd, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Budd of Cockburn Street Masterton, was married to Mr Jess Burling of South Road Masterton. The bride was charmingly attired in white satin with lace overdress and wore the orthodox wreath and veil. The bridesmaid, Miss M Budd, sister of the bride, wore a dainty dress of lemon crepe de chine, while a cousin of the bride, Miss Myrtle Lenz, who acted as flower girl, was daintily attired in white georgette. Mr A. E. Levick was best man. Rev G. T. Brown M.A., was the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms. The young couple later left for the north on their honeymoon trip

WENVOE owned by 'Mate' & Jean KURTICH/KURTA
Evening Post, 5 December 1931 NEW COMPANIES
Registration is reported by the "Mercantile Gazette" of private companies as under:-
WENVOE RESTAURANT, Ltd., Masterton.
CAPITAL: 200 into 200 shares of £1 each
Subscribers:
New Plymouth - Paul Stachurski - 49 (1879-1967) from Warsaw, died New Plymouth
Wellington - M. A. Kurta - 150
Masterton - *Veronica Lena Kurta - 1 (nee Stachurski, daughter of Paul)
Objects: Business of restaurant proprietros and general incidental
*Veronica was a sister-in-law of Mate. She married Mate's brother, Ivan Juraj Kurta (1900-1988)

Evening Post, 16 February 1932 NEW OWNERS
MATE & JEAN TAKE OVER
WENVOE TEA AND LUNCHEON ROOMS, Masterton
This popular tea and luncheon rooms, situated on Queen street, has been acquired by Mr J. G. Kurta, whose many years experience in the catering trade in large centres speaks well for the future of "Wenvoe" The business will be conducted on the most up-to-date lines and patrons can feel assured that nothing will be wanting on the new proprietor's part to make the rooms a favourite spot for all visitors to Masterton. The premises open at 8 a.m., and continue in active service to the public until 11 p.m. Morning and afternoon teas, with home-made cakes, scones, and meat pies, and grills at any hour, will be featured by the new proprietor. Mr Kurta will give his personal attention to every department and specially invites the ladies of Masterton to sample his block cake. Home-made cakes are also a specialty, and wedding and birthday cakes can be supplied on the shortest notice.
"Wenvoe" has always been a popular resort and under the management of the new proprietor there will be the best of fare and service to all patrons. Catering can be undertaken on any scale and satisfaction guaranteed

NOTES
The upstairs rooms which had once been used as a Dancing & music studio now became the home of Mate, Jean and Fred. At some stage the Wenvoe stopped selling cakes and became the Wenvoe Restaurant with dine-in meals, including home-cooked specials, take away Fish & Chips and fresh fish displayed in the window. If you know when this occurred we would love to hear from you. Please leave comments below

Mate & Jean Kurta were:
Mathew 'Mate' Marijan Kurtich/Kurta (1908-1980) born Podgora, Croatia
Jean Elizabeth nee Bishop (1920-1992) born Carterton to Sydney Clifford Bishop, cheesemaker & pastry cook of Carterton & Daisy Elizabeth CAPON
- Mate & Jean are buried together in Archer St cemetery, Masterton
(their daughter Sonja (1944-2008) is buried between them)
the partner of Mate & Jean (for over 40 years) was:
Miroslav Miro 'Fred' Mlikota (1913-1986) born Podgora, Splitsko-dalmatinska, Hrvatska. Fred came to New Zealand in 1928 when he was 14. He worked in the gumfields in Northland and was later an army cook. He never married. He was a partner with Mate & Jean in the Wenvoe for over 40 years.
Fred died in 1986 in his home town, Podgora aged 73


PHOTO
WENVOE TEA ROOMS
c1930s
Shows two women and a teenage boy outside the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, Queen Street, Masterton. They appear to be workers at the tearoom. Jean Ross stands in the middle. A display of cakes is in the shop window
From the collection of Jenny Borman


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WERRY marriages New Zealand 1877 - 1931

some WERRY marriages New Zealand 1877 - 1931


the WERRY GROOMS

Alfred Ernest Werry
- married Florence Beatrice CHENOWITH in 1900
children found to date
1903 - Chace Chenowth Werry
1906 - Alfred William Chenoweth Werry
1909 - harcourt Chenoweth Werry


Chace Chenoweth Werry
- son of Alfred & Florence Werry
- married Edith Kathleen SCOTT in 1928
- he graduated from Canterbury University with a B.Sc in 1930
- he graduated from Canterbury university with a B.A. in 1939


Eric John Wingent Werry
- son of Thomas & Emma Werry
- he graduated from Canterbury University in 1924 with a M.A.
- he gradutaed from Victoria Univeristy in 1930 with a M.Com
- married Nancy Victoria FOSTER in 1931


John Thomas Werry
- married May Gertrude BUSBY in 1903


Nathaniel William Werry
- married Mary Elizabeth READER in 1887


Thomas Werry
- married Emma Louisa TURNER in 1895
children found to date
1899 - Rita Dyke Werry
1901 - Eric John Wingent ? Werry
1905 - Keith Turner Werry



the WERRY BRIDES

Charlotte Werry
- married William HARRISON in 1877

Jane Werry
- married Frank KELLAND in 1892

Julie Elizabeth Werry
- married Montague Percy COOKE in 1903

Minnie Eliza Werry
- born 1882 in Timaru to William (1846-1929) & Mary (1843-1918) Werry
- married Lloyd Leonard Ferguson REID (1869-1948) in 1908
- Lloyd died 18 Octoer 1946 aged 76
- Minnie died 27 July 1965 aged 82
- buried together PLOT 45 - ROW 22 - at Anundel Cemetery Timaru







Grave of Minnie Eliza (nee Werry)
and her husband Lloyd Leonard Ferguson at Arundel Cemetery


Werter Basil Blake GENTIL & family

A TIME LINE for Werter Basil Blake GENTIL
- (for Rosewood)

Werter Basil Blake Gentil was born on 5 July 1888 in Paeroa
- parents were George Barrett GENTIL & Annie Elizabeth SMITH
- see NOTES below)


11 DECEMBER 1903 (aged 15)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

SCHOOL CONCERT
... Long before the time of opening the concrt last night throngs of people were to be seen wending their way to the theatre and by the time the curtain was raised there was scarcely standng room and the theatre was taxed to its limit.
- The second-class attendance certificates and prizes are awarded to: ... and Werter Gentil


23 DECEMBER 1904
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

PLAINT FOR FORFEITURE
... Receiver of Gold revenue v. Charles Barrett Gentil, plaint for forfeiture of residence site for non payment of rent. There was no appearance of defendant and forfeiture was decreed. Defendat was also ordered to pay $2 10s rent due and cost 11s (about $340 n 2011)


19 FEBRUARY 1909 (aged 19)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

St PAUL'S LADIES GUILD
SOCIAL and CONCERT a SUCCESSFUL EVENING
... A very pleasant time was spent at S. Paul's Parish Hall on Wednesday evening, when a social and concert in aid of S. Paul's Ladies' Guild was held. The vicar, Rev J. P. COWIE opened the evening. The musical programme was as follows: .... and song "Daddy Dear", Master Werter Gentil more


23 APRIL 1909 (aged 20)
from the OHINMURI GAZZETTE

WINTER SHOW SOCIAL
... A social for the purpose of adding to the fund to enable a court to be established at the Winter Show in Auckland was held in the Criterion Theatre on Wednesday night. There was an attendance of about eighty couple, including the euchre and bridge players. Mr E. V. Quick had charge of the euchre and bridge tournaments and everything in this portion of the evening's entertainment went off in a very pleasant manner. The winners of the tournaments were as follows:- ... and Mr W. Gentil, first gentlemne's prize, presented by Mr W. McWatters ... ore


30 JULY 1909 (aged 20)
A notice inserted in the OHINEMURI GAZETTE by his father:

WERTER BASIL BLAKE GENTIL
... This is to notify those to whom it may concern that the above named having left his home I have no connection whatever with him, and I warn any person harbouring him of giving him credit, as I will in no way be responsible for any liability contracted by him or responsible for any of his actions
C. B. GENTIL, Paeroa


4 AUGUST 1909 (aged 20)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

WERTER BASIL BLAKE GENTIL
... Referring to the scurrilous and libelous notice that appeared in your advertisment coloumns of your paper of the 2nd inst., under the above heading, I may say in justice to myself that I have not depended on my father for support for the last ten years, neither have I committed him to any liability whatever during that period, and why he should take up this attitude towards me is a matter that might be better dealt with by experts than myself. To brand me in such a manner is not only unchristian, but cruel in the extreme, for am I not "flesh of his flesh," and if I possess some weakness that he does not approve of, is it not his duty as a parent to strengthen and nurture rather than crush. The reason I left home may be better imagined that described - I am etc., WERTER GENTIL, Paeroa


10 MARCH 1910 (aged 20)
from the POVERTY BAY HERALD

A WAGES CLAIM
... The attention of the Magistrate was occupied for some time this moning investigating a duspute, Werter Gentil (Mr T. Alston Coleman) v. William Henry Douglas (Mr barnard), in which plaintiff claimed $2 17s for wages in lieu of notice. Mr Coleman said $1 12s had been paid into Court. Plaintiff in his evidence stated that he was employed by defendant as a waiter at 25s a week (about $39 in 2011). On February 28 he commenced work at 5.45.am and went on until 3.30 or 4pm. He commence again at 7 and worked to 11.30pm. There were a few dishes to wash up then, and defendant told him to attend to them. The other employes had retired, so he went to bed also, intending to wash the dishes next mornng. About 8 next morning, as wirness was getting dressed, defendant rushed into his room in a great hurry and ordered him off the premises and he left ... more
27 APRIL 1910 ... The wages claim Werter Gentil v. W.H.Douglas, the hearing of which was adjourned to enable evidence of Mr F. Pettie to be obtained was concluded at the Magistrates Court to-day. The witness related an incident that had occurred during supper, the plaintiff, after Mr Preddy had gone out, remarking that he did not care hether or not he got the 'sack'. His Worship said the only question in dispute was as to whether defendant was entitled to a weeks notice. In the opinion of his Worship the defendant's conduct justified his summary dismissal. Judgment would be for plaintiff for the amount paid into Court $1 12s, with cost 3s (the amount not habing been paid into COurt in suffucuent time), less $1 1s cost of defendant's witnesses


13 DECEMBER 1914 (aged 26)

- Werter GENTIL enlisted in the Army
Regimental number - 44
Religion - Church of England
Occupation - Theatrical agent
Marital status - Single
Age at embarkation - 31 incorret
Next of kin - Mother, Mrs Annie Gentil, Paeroa, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date - 13 December 1914
Rank on enlistment - Private
Unit name - Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Queensland Reinforcement)


19 ARIL 1915 (aged 26)
from the ONINEMURI GAZETTE

LIFE IN NEW GUINEA
A SOLDIERS LETTER
... Private Werter Gentil, well known in Paeroa, who is at present with the Australian forces at Rabaul, New Gunea, send some interesting remarks on that part of the world. He is the only Paeroa soldier there, having gone with the E Company of th Third Battalion of the Australian forces. From his letter we take the following:- more


8 DECEMBER 1915 (aged 27)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

LETTER FROM PRIVATE WERTER GENTIL
LIFE AT NAURU ISLAND

... Writing to his mother in Paeroa, Private Werter Gentil,of the Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces, Nauru, Central Pacific, under date 8th October 1915 says:-
"We have almost settled down to our new home. It is a pretty little place. The climate is very hot, but the nights are quite pleasant, and one good thing about it is there is no malarial fever. There are a number of British people here, working for the Pacific Phoshates Company. This is a very big concern ... more


19 MAY 1916 (aged 27)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

FACES WE LIKE TO SEE "Soldiers Return"
... Private Werter Gentil, who was with the New South Wales reinforcement in Rabaul and Nauru,in the Cental Pacific, is on a visit to his old Paeroa home under the east sky, probably with the memory of the old song 'There is no one like mother to me'. It will probably be remembered that Private Gentil was struck down with enteric fever and was for some time in a hospital. He is only here for a short stay, prior to his return to N.S.W., where he will receive his discharge in accordance with military service


1920
... his father Charles Barrett Gentil is the secretary of the Ohinemuri Masonic Lodge No 107

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CEMETERIES in the Auckland areas where GENTIL are buried

Symonds Street and St Stephens Cemeteries Auckland
Florence Gentil, Dora Francis Gentil, Charles George Gentil, Sarah Blake Gentil, and Alfred Herbert Gentil died 1910.

The St Paul's register has Edith Florence Gentil buried 7 May 1880 aged 17 years 4 months of Coromandel.

The Little's funeral records at Auckland City Libraries have Alfred Herbert Gentil died 21 December 1921 aged 62 years and buried 23 December 1921 in Symonds Street Cemetery.

The New Zealand Herald of 22/12/1921 has Alfred Herbert Gentil died aged 62 years and buried in Symonds Street Cemetery.

Subjects Gentil, Edith Florence, d.1880; Gentil, Dora Francis; Gentil, Charles George; Gentil, Sarah Blake; Gentil, Alfred Herbert, d.1921

Symonds Street Cemetery Auckland
The Anglican Memorial has:
Edith Florence Gentil 7.3.1880
Dora Francis Gentil 4.2.1895
Charles George Gentil 11.6.1904
Sarah Blake Gentil 18.1.1897 and Alfred Herbert Gentil 21.12.1921

Purewa Cemetery, Auckland
GENTIL Charles George Cremation 4 Oct 1989 aged 74
- ashes returned
GENTIL Ferdinend St.John Burial 4 April 1966 aged 80
- Location Block E Row 39 Plot 082A
GENTIL Gwenyth Joan Cremation 4 Dec 1989 aged 76
- ashes scattered
GENTIL Sarah Jane Burial 21 April 1937 aged 50
- Location Block E 39 Plot 082A

Paeroa Cemetery
GENTIL Annie Elizabeth 24 Feb 1929 aged 74
- Lot 4, Block K, Section PRO at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery
GENTIL Charles Barrett 1 December 1935 aged 79
- Lot 2, Block K, Section PRO at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery


______________________________________________________________________

NOTES

from the journal comment of 19-5-2011
- Rosewood looking for the Gentil family

Werter GENTIL served wtih the Australian forces during WWI at Rabaul, New Guinea
SERIAL NUMBER - 44
OCCUPATION - Theatrical Agent
ENLISTED FROM - Brisbane
RANK - Private
ROLL TITLE - 3 Infantry Battalion, Tropical Unit (November 1914)
UNIT NAME - Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Queensland Reinforcement)
DATE OF EMBARKATION - 28 November 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Sydney
SHIP EMBARKED ON - SS Eastern

he was born in 1889 in Paeroa, which is 180km South of Warkworth, New Zealand
- parents were Charles Barrett GENTIL (1856-191935) & Anne ELizabeth SMITH (1856-1924)

* - Werter's paternal grandparents, Charles George GENTIL (1826-1904) & Sarah Blake DAVISON (1837-1897) were from England. They had children in Geelong, Australia then arrived in Auckland in 1865 and had other children
- Charles George Gentil was born in London. He worked for the Bank of Australisia in Geelong, Australia and was the manager of the Bank of New Zealand in Coromandel He died aged 78. His OBITUARY

* - Werter's father, Charles, was born in Geelong, Autralia in 1856 and died in New Zealand in 1935
- his mother Annie was also born in Geelong (1856-1929)
- they married in Christ Church in WARKWORTH which is 64km north of Auckland
- SO, the CHURCH they married in was called Christ Church but the city was NOT Christchurch which is in the South Island.
- Charles was the Poundkeeper in Paeroa in the early 1900s

- Werter (and his siblings) attended the Paeroa School

- Werter's (known) siblings & their spouses (all married in NZ):

1879 - Edith Constance Beryl Gentil
- nothing known

1881 - Amie/Annie Dora Gentil
- married Herbert Edwin PHILLIPS in 1904

1882 - 1945 Charles Herbert Gentil
- married Margaret KING in 1911

1884 - Vera Mildred Gentil
- married Gerald Frank Gilbert SMITH in 1908

1886 - 1966 Ferdinand St John Gentil
- married Sarah Jane STANLEY in 1914

1888 - 1963 Naomi Gentil
- married Thomas Edward IBBOTSON in 1912


Werter's life after the war - marriage, children etc not yet known but hoping someone will 'recognise' him from this short bio

'Rosewood' says that Werter Gentil married Ruby CHILDS in 1924
- can you help ?

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WEST COAST PUBLICANS 1920

the WEST COAST Region of New Zealand is one of the more remote and most sparsely populated areas of the country. It includes three districts: Buller, Grey and Westland. The principal towns are Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika. In the early years of settlement in Westland, gold was a major commodity, causing prospectors to flock into the area.

HOTEL LICENSE RENEWALS Westland June 1920
Grey River Argus, 5 June 1920 LICENSING BENCH
WESTLAND BOARD MEETS
Yesterday the Bench met at Hokitika, there being present: Messrs: E. C. Levvey (Chairman), C. J. Nightingale, F. McGregor, A. Clifton and F. H. Kilgour. Sergeant Rawle and Sergeant McCarthy appeared for the Police

RENEWALS
The following application were granted:-
Edwin ASHTON, Railway Hotel, Greymouth

Mary JANE BERGSTROM, Marquis of Lorne Hotel, Hokitika

Charles BLACK, Junction Hotel, Ross

Alexander COWIE, Post Office Hotel, Hokitika

Thomas DEVANEY, Club Hotel, Hokitika

Hugh Francis DOOGAN (1866-1930), Recreation Hotel, Greymouth

Samuel G. FERGUSON, Fern Grove Hotel, Ferguson's

P. M. FITZGERALD, Suburban Hotel, Greymouth

Martha FOLEY, Foley's Hotel, Westbrook

Joseph Llewellyn FOWLER (1870-1942), Central Hotel, Hokitika

Norman FRIEND, Royal Hotel, Waiho

Henry Charles Douglas GAYLOR, Royal Mail Hotel, Woodstock

James William GRAHAM, Glacier Hotel, Waiho

Mary GRAHAM, Longford Hotel, Kokatahi

William HALL, Dunedin Hotel, Hokitika

Michael HANRAHAN, Helvetia Hotel, Goldsboro

Elizabeth A. HEAD, Empire Hotel, Kanieri

Margaret R. HENDERSON, Mahinapua Hotel, Mahinapua

Frank HEVELDT, Okarito Forks Hotel

Margaret HINNIGAN, Union Hotel, Maori Gully

David HUNTER, Pioneer Hotel, Hokitika

David A. JACKSON, Bush Inn Accommodation House

Henry JONES, Railway Hotel, Hokitika

Gerald W. KELLER, Keller's Hotel, Hokitika

Alethea LAMACROFT (1863-1945 nee McFADYEN), Commercial Hotel, Rimu
- Alethea married George Hooper Lamacroft in 1887. George was at Donnelly's Creek, Ross in 1881 otherwise little else is known of him. George, Alethea and their two daughters, Ellen Violet & Jessie Victoria, appear to have been the only Lamacroft family in NZ. George died in Rimu in August 1891 aged 44

Thomas LEAMY (1859-1943), Perry's Range Hotel, Jacksons

Charlotte LEWIS, Pearn's Hotel, Kunara

Emma Rose LUNDQUIST, Empire Hotel, Greymouth
- Emma married Thorwald Vilhelm RASMUSSEN in 1920

William MacFARLANE, Royal Hotel, Greymouth

Frances MAHER, Dominion Hotel, Hokitika

Mary G. MARSHALL, Three Mile Hotel, Three Mile

Joseph MARKHAM, Paroa Hotel Paroa

Annie MARTIN, Brian Boru Hotel, Greymouth

Edward MARTYN, Empire Hotel, Kumara

Patrick Thomas McCONNON (1876-1960), Kokatahi Hotel, Kokatahi

Patrick McCORMICK, Golden Eagle Hotel, Greymouth

Peter McDONALD, Dundalk Hotel, Kumara

John J. McINTOSH, Red Lion Hotel, Hokitika

William McLEAN, Railway Hotel, Kumara Junction

Francis MOORE, Clydesdale Hotel, Ross

Lewis Edward MORGAN, Caledonian Hotel, Stafford

William MORGAN, Mitchell's Hotel, Brunner

John MORRISSEY, Cashmere Bay Hotel, Te Kinga

Denis MOYNIHAN, Otira Gorge Hotel, Otira

Margaret MULVIHALL, Courthouse Hotel, Kumara

Julia MULLINS, Kamaka Hotel, Kamaka

Michael MURPHY, Murphy's Hotel, Kumara

Patrick O'BRIEN, Commercial Hotel, Nelson Creek

Thomas O'BRIEN, Caledonian Hotel, Greymouth

Gerald PEROTTI, Commercial Hotel, Greymouth
- there was a Gerald Perotti snr & jnr, The following could refer to either.
Gerald Perotti (possibly snr) was the Italian Consul in Greymouth.
In Feb 1890 Gerald Perotti was the manager of the Minerva Gold-Mining Company Ltd., the office of which was at his residence in Tainui street, Greymouth. In Feb 1891 his application for a special site at Smoke O Creek, Upper Blackball was granted. He was still in Blackball in 1894. In Feb 1911 he surrendered his prospecting license in Reefton and obtained a sawmill license. His old (unoccupied) boardinghouse at Dunollie was burned to the ground in Dec 1917 in a fire that raged out of control in the township for some days

Edward M. QUINN, Oriental Hotel, Greymouth

Deborah Jane RATHBON (1870-1938), Imperial Hotel, Greymouth
- had the Railway Hotel at Kumara Junction in 1918
(previously owned by William Robert KETTLE (1855-1928)

Bridget ROBERTS, Commercial Hotel, Ross

Arthur ROBINSON, Tramway Hotel, Taramakau

Samuel J. ROWE, Junction Hotel, Dillmanstown

Robert RUSSELL, Park Hotel, Greymouth

Daniel RYAN, All Nations Hotel, Rimu

Thomas SHANNAHAN, Criterion Hotel, Greymouth

James SHANNON, Globe Hotel, Dillmanstown

Edward Tanner SHERRIFF, Exchange Hotel, Blue Spur

Joseph SHRIVES (1856-1942), Midland Railway Hotel, Kokiri

William S. STEWART, Masonic Hotel, Hokitika

Ellen Mary TOKER (1875-1960), Greyhound Hotel, Arahura

James Douglas WINGHAM (1883-1931), Albion Hotel, Greymouth
- James married Henrietta McINTYRE in 1910

William WRIGHT, Lake Ianthe Hotel, Lake Ianthe

The application of Charles George McKECHNIE (1885-1951), Empire Hotel, Moana, was withdrawn
- Charles married Jane Gertrude KOHLOFF (1887-1961) in 1906


PHOTO
DILLMAN TOWN, West Coast
c1900
(aka Dillmanstown)


WEST COAST Recruits - 1916

from the GREY ARGUS 29 December 1916

WEST COAST RECRUITING - LATEST ENLISTMENTS
.. The following are the latest voluntary enlistments:-

John Thomas DELANEY, Kumera

Harold Cecil McCALLUM, Waiuta
- Serial No: Corporal 49568
- Next of Kin: Miss R. McCallum (sister), 205 Main Road, Ravensbourne, Dunedin
- DIED OF DISEASE 12 April 1919 NZ to France

the TWENTY-FOURTHS to be mobilsed January 4th
... The following have been attested for the Twenty-fourth Reinforcement to leave Greymouth by the Mapourika on the 4th of January. The steamer is timed to leave the wharr at 4 p.m. on the date mentioned, and the Twenty-fourths will be given a public farewell in front of the Town Hall the same afternoon:-

Walter John Llewellyn BROWN, Arapito
- Serial No: Lance Corporal 44086
- Next of Kin: Mrs M. Avery (mother), Karamea, Westport

James BYRNE, gold miner, Lyell
- Serial No: 37598
- Next of Kin: Patrick Byrne (father), Westport

Colombo CALIARI, farmer, Little Wanganui
- Serial No: 441087
- Next of Kin: Mrs M. Caliari (mother), Post-office, Kanieri, Hokitika

Walter DOUGLAS, coach driver, Otira
- Serial No: Rifleman 44097
- Next of Kin: Miss M. Douglas (sister), North Adelaide, South Australia

Thomas HAIG, roadman, Inangahua Landing
- Serial No: 44106
- Next of Kin: Mrs S.A. Beyers (mother), Otira

Ernest Richard HAYES, carter, Blackball
- Serial No: Trooper 35417
- Next of Kin: Mrs Sarah Ann Hayes (mother), Bright St, Cobden, Greymouth

William John HAVILL, farmer, Little Wanganui
- Serial No: Lance Corporal 44116
- Next of Kin: Mrs A. Miller (mother), 6 Douglas Street, Wellington

Patrick HEENING, bushman, Inchbonnie

George Livingstone HORNE, farmer, Kopara (Ahaura)
- Serial No: Trooper 35429
- Next of Kin: James Alexander Horne (brother), Ahaura, via Greymouth,

Bertrand Roland George HOGG, accountant, Greymouth
- Serial No 44114

Thomas Milner KERR, painter, Hokitika
- Serial No: Lance-Corporal 44122
- Next of Kin: Mrs J. Kerr (mother), Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika

James LYNCH, farmer, Murchison
- Serial No: Rifleman 44128
- Next of Kin: C. Lynch (brother), Murchison,

William MANGOS, bridge hand, Inangahua Landing
- Serial No: Rifleman 44120
- Next of Kin: Mrs M. Mangos (mother), Post-office, Lyell, Westport
- DIED OF WOUNDS, accidently received 26 Aug 1917 Belgium

William Frederick MASON, sawmill hand, Ross
- Serial No: Lance Corporal 44131
- Next of Kin: Mrs Mason (mother), Post-office, Ross, Westland

John David McCALLUM, farmer, Matai

Bernard O'NEILL, cabinetmaker, Cobden
- Serial No: Rifleman 44145
- Next of Kin: Mrs E. O'Neill (mother), Ward Street, Cobden, Greymouth

John Thomas OXENHAM, farmer, Longford

William Louis PAYNE, battery hand, Reefton
- born in Australia
- Serial No: 44149
- Next of Kin: Mrs E. Payne (mother), Walshe Street, Reefton

Edward James PRIEST, sawmiller, Te Kinga
- Serial No: 44152
- Next of Kin: J. Priest (father), Baxter's, Otira Line, Greymouth
- DIED OF WOUNDS 29 March 1918 France

Sydney REID, miner, Lyell
- Serial No: Rifleman 44155
- Next of Kin: John Reid (brother), Upper Matakitaki, via Murchison

William SMITH, farmer, Ross

Richard THOMAS, survey hand, Cobden
- Serial No: Rifleman 44171
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.J. Thomas (mother), Palmerston St, Cobden, Greymouth
- KILLED IN ACTION 9 August 1917 Ypres, Belgium

Robert Gordon THOMSON, farmer, Inangahua Junction
- Serial No: Rifleman 44173
- Next of Kin: Mrs R. Thomson (mother), Braeside, Inangahua Junction

Edward Wale TROWER, labourer, Inangahua
- Serial No: Rifleman 44174
- Next of Kin: William Trower (brother), Matiri, Murchison
- KILLED IN ACTION 7 April 1918, Somme France

Albert WINCHESTER, carpenter, Ross
- Serial No: Rifleman 44180
- Next of Kin: William Winchester (father), Aylmer Street, Ross, Westland

N.C.O.
Percival James Ludlow PALMER, farmer, Ikamatua
- Serial No: Corporal 43925
- Next of Kin: Alfred James Palmer (father), Hukarere, via Greymouth

Rowland Beresford SMITH, draper, Greymouth
- Serial No: Corporal 43928
- Next of Kin: Ernest James Smith (father), c/o Smith Ltd, Mawhera Quay, Greymouth


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Rifleman 44120, William Mangos