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What happened to the BOND children, immigrants from England to NZ in 1874

Sarah Ann Strawbridge arrived in Wellington, New Zealand in 1875 with her 76 year old mother Sarah (nee Showers) Strawbridge and an assortment of other family members ...

With Sarah was her husband John Bond and the first 9 of their 10 children
I would like to know about those children, who they married and when and where they died etc
It is possible they were born in Hill Head, Tiverton near Devon

They were:
Malachi Bond - b.1858 married Anne Kemp
Sarah Ann Bond - b.1860
Eli Thomas Bond - b.1861
William Bond - b.1863
Joseph Bond - b.1865
John Bond - b.1867
James Bond - b.1869
Ernest Bond - b.1872
Albert Bond - b.1873

Their 10th child:
Henry Oliver Bond - b.1876 in New Zealand married Alice May Benge who was a daughter of Reuben Benge b.1849 in Taita, Wellington, New Zealand and a granddaughter of DAVID JAMES BENGE, early settler in Upper Hutt, New Zealand

what happened to WILLIAM WARRAND CARLILE - Woodville, New Zealand

William Warrand Carlile married his cousin Julia Jane Begg, 4th daughter of 9 children of Agnes Warrand Wilson 1824 of Ireland and Samuel Begg 1812 of West Indies who arrived in New Zealand in 1860 and settled in Napier

William and Julia married in 1877 in Napier and did not have chldren

Julia drowned while bathing in the Mangaatua Creek on the 31st January 1891 aged 34, she is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville - read her story at the above link

On the 29th April 1892 William remarried in Featherston to Mabel Martin Monckton who was born about 1866, (one of 17 children of Frederick K Monckton and Ann Martin) she died aged 76 on the 11th January 1942 in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay (was living in Te Mata Road)

But I cannot find where or when William died
Can you please help ??

WHEATCROFT marriages New Zealand 1897 - 1929

known WHEATCROFT marriages New Zealand 1897 - 1929


David Wheatcroft
- married Marion Addison in 1897

David Berkeley Wheatcroft
- married Hazel Lois Annie Marter in 1922

Robert Campbell Wheatcroft
- married Kathleen Chater in 1930

Thomas Wheatcroft
- married Robina Kennedy in 1896

Thomas Ernest Wheatcroft
- married Elizabeth Rose Ellis in 1915

William Henry Wheatcroft
- married Mauriel Patricia Margaret Jones in 1929


Ellen Wheatcroft
- married John Meldrum in 1898

Ivy Amelia Wheatcroft
- married Thomas George Clow in 1926

Robina Sear Wheatcroft
- married Ernest Walker Bilkey in 1915

Where is GEORGE AVERY buried ? (1852-1907)

Where is George Avery buried?

He was born 17 October 1852 in Taita, Lower Hutt
- a son of George AVERY & Charlotte TANDY
He married Sarah SCRIMSHAW in 1876
He farmed in Pahiatua for a number of years then moved to Kaponga, in Taranaki, where he owned the Commercial Hotel about 1900 - he was also a butcher there
He and Sarah had 12 children
In 1904 he moved to Hikutaia, near Thames
He died 26 July 1907

If you read his profile here GEORGE AVERY you will see a newspaper article of how he was buried back on Kaponga...

Because I could not find his grave site I have been in contact with the Council in Kaponga and they told me he is not there !! nor are his two sons Alfred and Hugh although they are reported to have been buried there
... which does not mean they are not there

Because he was a very prominent business man in the town and was given a large farewell with expensive gifts it seemed to me that he should have some record, headstone etc - but no

I thought maybe the town of Kaponga just had a service for him in remembrance BUT the article names the pall bearers ...
His wife, Sarah, died 7 years later and she is buried in Omahu Cemetery in a double plot - the plot was "used" when she was interred but George is not with her there
- so it is not making any sense to me

Can you please help


2 comment(s), latest 1 year, 11 months ago

where are the KELLIHERs of New Zealand

Cornelius Michael Patrick Kelliher/Keliher was born in 1869, probably Ireland
- he married Margaret Theresa RYAN in New Zealand in 1898
- they possibly settled in Otago

They had:

1899 - Leona Keliher
- nothing else known

1900 - Irene Keliher
- she married Leonard Francis GALLAGHER
- she died in 1965 aged 65

1902 - Sydney James Keliher
- he married Kathleen May SOUTHEE
- she was a duaghter of William Southee and Mary Ann QUINLAN
- he died in 1954 aged 52

1903 - Christopher Keliher
- nothing else known

1904 -herbert William Keliher
- born in Clyde, Central Otago
- nothing else known

1907 - Cornelius Leo Keliher
- died 1945 aged 38
nothing else known

1907 - Marie Teresa Keliher
- nothing else known

Where is WILLIAM GREATHEAD buried ??

WILLIAM GREATHEAD was born in Yorkshire, England in 1837.
He emigrated with his parents to New Zealand in 1842.
He married Mary Ticehurst in 1861 in the Wairarapa town of Greytown.
He had 10 children (I'm still working on them)
He died on the 20th July 1895 in Carterton, New Zealand but I cannot find him buried in either the Clareville Cemetery in Carterton or the Masterton Lawn Cemetery.
Do you know anything about William? and where he is buried?

where is William INKPEN of Perth West Australia ?

There are 26 people with the surname INKPEN buried in the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, West Australia

ALMA SYLVIA 1903 - 1986
AMY FRANCES 1870 - 1940
ANNIE EVA 1869 - 1932
AVON CYRIL 1903 - 1970
DORA ELIZABETH 1906 - 1982
ELSIE 1883 - 1969
EMILY died aged 27
ERIC PINCOMBE 1902 - 1980
FRANK JULIUS 1873 - 1955
GEORGE EDWARDS 1867 - 1932
GRACE ELEANOR 1882 - 1968
JACK BADEN 1900 - 1997
LAWRENCE HENRY 1878 - 1960

Louisa Inkpen 19-6-1826 - 3-8-1906
- nee Strickland of Westminster, Greater London
- married William Inkpen in 1850 in WA
- where is William buried ?
- her parents were Robert Henry Strickland and Mary Farell
- she had a brother David Strickland, 1818 London - 1898 Ashburton, Canternury
- he moved to New Zealand
- he married Harriet Baldick in Blenheim in 1848

RHODA MYRTLE 1888 - 1969
ROY 1891 - 1953
SARAH ELLEN 1901 - 1973
SYLVIA PEARL 1909 - 1992
THELMA 1896 - 1976
WALTER 1874 - 1949
WESLEY CARTER 1879 - 1939

while looking for Emma STENT I came across this . . .

Emma Stent married my great grandmother's brother and I have just been doing a research on all the women of that family.

I came across this very interesting write up about her father CAPTAIN JAMES HAYTER JACKSON who was one of the first 50 people to emigrate to New Zealand and he set up a whaling station in Marlborough. When he first arrived he spent the early years living with the famous maori chief Te Rauparaha.

BUT, for me, even more interesting is that Emma, his daughter, the woman I was researching, married twice - first marriage (to John Lynds who died in Australia somewhere) she had 4 children to.

The second marriage to Charles Stent she had another 16 CHILDREN TO !!! - (actually 10, see link below)

3 years on and the above info has now been amended after much research and HEAPS of help from Malcolm - read here: Emma JACKSON-LYNDS

2 comment(s), latest 3 years, 8 months ago


WHIM CREEK In 1887, with the discovery of gold (20 kilometres north of the hotel) and copper in 1887, the town of Whim Creek was born. At its peak, the town sported two hotels, a blacksmith, a shop, stables and a horse track, to name a few of the local businesses.

Originally a post office known as "Whim Well", Whim Creek is on the North West Coastal Highway midway between Karratha and Port Hedland

... thanks to janilye for suggesting I add this bit of info about the Blackrock Stakes:- The Blackrock Stakes is a 122km race from Whim Creek to Port Hedland in which competitors, either in teams or as individuals, push a wheel barrows weighed down with iron ore. Like most good ideas, it was born over a few beers at a bar, in 1971 and what developed has raised more than $1 million for charity and caused grown men, women and children to lump a wheelbarrow full of iron ore from a remote mine site and into Port Hedland. Teams of 10, trios, duos and lone runners now push modified wheelbarrows containing 11 kgs of iron ore over the distance

In the late nineteenth century, this historic hotel was known as Delaney's Public House. During this time, it catered for weary and thirsty Pilbara pioneers, along with its competitor, Dunns Public House (later renamed the Federal Hotel). Since then it has been renamed the Whim Creek Hotel.

On the 23 December 1911 a brawl broke out in the Whim Creek Hotel which resulted in Frenchman Joseph SALENO stabbing 33 year old Thomas Henry DARLINGTON in the neck, thereby killing him.

Thomas was buried in Whim Creek Cemetery

On 20 March 192 some of the witnesses to this murder were shipped off to Perth to give evidence on the ship 'Crown of England'. However, a cyclone whipped up and the ship went down off Balla Balla, Depuch Island. Some of those who were drowned are buried in the

After all this, Joseph Saleno only received a 3 years sentence for the murder

The Whim Creek Cemetery is located on the track to Balla Balla, about 18 kilometres from the town itself. The stories behind the deaths of those buried at the cemetery paint vivid pictures of the harsh conditions endured by pioneer miners in WA. Many of the men died from diseases that are now easily treated, such as mitral disease (heart disease); nephritis (kidney inflammation); gastritis; syncope (fainting); dengue and inflamed bowels.
There are 24 people known to be buried at the cemetery and only two of the graves marked with headstones.
In 2002 town resident Frank Woods set about restoring and beautifying the cemetery.

the burials in the WHIM CREEK CEMETERY are:

Barnadeo, J
- born about 188
- died 8 August 1913 aged 35
- he was a Miner
- he drowned at Negri Well

Darlington, Thomas Henry
- born about 1878
- he was murdered 23 December 1911 aged 33
- he was stabbed in the neck by Joseph Saleno during a drunken brawl
- he has one of the 2 headstones in this cemetey
- The murder of Thomas Darlington rocked WAs tiny outback community of Whim Creek. Darlington was heavily involved in the infant union movement, and on the night of his death, trouble had been brewing at Dunns pub (Federal Hotel), where the miners were celebrating the Christmas season. Unionists were against scab labourers, and fights had broken out, culminating in Frenchman Joseph Saleno stabbing Darlington in the neck in a drunken rage. Darlington died from his injuries and Saleno was arrested and sent to Roebourne Gaol for 3 years. Witnesses were then gathered in early 1912 and sailed on the Concordia and Crown of England to give evidence at the trial in Perth. A severe cyclone hit the ships and swamped them when they were near Depuch Island; all of the witnesses were lost or drowned. The bodies recovered were buried at either Depuch Island or Balla Balla.

Barnardeo, James
- born about 1878 in Lombardy, Italy
- died 8 August 1913 aged 35

Campbell, Daniel James
- born about 1837 in Queensland
- died 23 December 1911 aged 74
- he had the local store - see photo at bottom link

Davy, Charles
- born about 1864
- from Dry Creek, South Australia
- died 21 February 1920 aged 56
- husband of Emma

Donohue, William
- born about 1870
- he died in November 1894 aged 24 from dehydration
- he was a Miner

Eyre, George Henry
- born about 1867 in England
- he died from mitral disease & syncope on 18 February 1914 aged 47
- He was a miner

Fahey, Thomas
- born about 1855
- he died 1 August 1910 aged 45 from pneumonia at the police station at Whim Creek.
- He was a Miner

Farrera, John Edward
- born about 1881 in SOuth America
- he died 13 April 1923 aged 42 at the police station from nephritis and heart failure.
- He was a cook

Grey, Henry Banham
- born about 1874
- he died 12 September 1917 aged 38
- He was a miner.

Gilmore, Hugh
- born about 1854 in Ireland
- he died 15 August 1913 aged 59 of mitral incompetence and syncope
- he was a Cook

Gordon, Norman Harold
- born 16 August 1879 in Armidale, NSW
- he was accidentally killed 27 July 1907 aged 27
- he has one of the 2 headstones in this cemetey

Hartmann, John
- born about 1886
- he drowned on 7 May 1910 aged 24
- he was a mine labourer.

Just, Fritz
- born about 1846 in South Australia
- he died 22 March 1911 aged 45 years when he ell from a horse between Roebourne and Whim Creek
- He was a butcher.

Kimmerman, Harry
- born about 1872
- he did of dengue fever on 14 September 1917 aged 45
- He was a labourer

Leigh, James Alexander
- born about 1876 in New Zealnad
- he died 18 October 1913 aged 35 from shooting himself in the head at Sherlock River
- he was a Miner

McIntyre, John
- born abut 1852
- he died 1 October 1912 aged 60
- He was a station hand who died of heart failure at the residence of G. ADLAMS

Petersen, Peter
- born about 1890
- he died at the town's slaughter yard 26 Jan 1910 aged 20
- He was a carpenter

Piper, Cecil C.
- born in 1888 at Broken Hill, NSW
- youngest son of Richard PIPER & Lavinia DAVIDSON
- he drowned in Balla Balla Pool 1 March 1901 aged 19
- his father, Capt. Richard Piper, was the former underground manager of the Whim Creek Copper Mines Ltd, Whim Creek. He was also the inaugral Mayor of Broken Hill and well known in mining circles.
When his contract expired, Richard left the Creek for Balla Balla to go south.
- Cecil, employed on ore classing tables, decided to accompany his father on the Saturday afternoon. After seeing him off Sunday morning, Cecil and 3 mates decided on a swim. He dived into a very deep part of the pool and did not resurface the second time.
- his Funeral was held Monday with the Whim Creek Mine suspending operations.

Pope, Henry John
- born about 1876 from England
- he died accidentally 9 May 1912 aged 36
- He was a carpenter

Pope, Thomas
- born about 1852 in Ireland
- he died 14 December 1909 aged 57'
- he was a Miner.

Smith, Charles Edwin Silverston
- born about 1878
- he died 7 Jan 1911 age 33 of inflammed bowels at CAMPBELL'S house

Toon, A. H.
- born about 1862
- died 7 June 1912 aged 50

Thompson, Robert McGregor
- died 22 MArch 1912




WHIM WELL TRAMWAY - delivering goods to Balla Balla 1912


William HARRIS's STORE - Whim Crek 1910

INSIDE William HARRIS's STORE - Whim Creek 1910

carting wool MALLINA to BALLA BALLA - 1918

9 comment(s), latest 2 years, 10 months ago


from the WEST AUSTRALIAN, 5 September 1912

- Roebourne, Spet 4

In the Licensing Court on Monday William John HENDERSON and Thomas Wrixon CONWAY, the licensees respectively of the Whim Creek and Federal Hotels, Whim Creek, were called on to show cause why their licences should not be cancelled for not keeping their hotels up to the standard required by the Act.

The evidence of the police went to show that the premises were unsuitable. There was no accommodation and the buildings were dirty. The walls of the rooms were only eight feet high. Women arriving at Whim Creek had to sit up all night on the verandah opposite the police station, while children slept in the building.
Constable GROWDEN was asked what he would suggest to improve the places, and he replied that a fire-stick would be the best thing.

The defence was a general denial of the allegations. The reason that no money was spent in improvements was that the licensees were saving money with which to build new premises.

Mr DAVIES, who appeared for the licensees, stated that it seemed to him that the reason or the prosecution was to clear the way for a State Hotel, a petition for the provision of which had been prepared.

Corporal FOULKES applied for the cancellation of the licenses.

The Court decided to proceed to Whim Creek to inspect the premises and adjourned the furhter hearing sine die.

Mr SLEEMAN, the manager of the West Pilbarra Trading and Finance Company, said that the material for a new hotel was on the way from England