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Q surnames at Taumarunui, Manunui, Raetihi,

Taumarunui, 65 km south of Te Kuiti
South of Taumarunui are the villages of Manunui, Piriaka, Kakahi, Owhango, Raurimu and the National Park
Manunui, 6km east of Taumarunui
Raetihi, 77km south of Taumarunui

* Margaret Fraser QUAYLE (1879-1959 nee Humphries)
Buried 25 September 1959 at Taumarunui Old
* married Thomas Edmund Quayle in 1913

* George QUEREE (1874-1960)
Buried 4 July 1960 at Raetihi
with Louisa Mary (nee Hagar)

* Louisa Mary QUEREE (1876-1956 nee Hagar)
Buried 3 April 1956 at Raetihi with George
* married George Queree in 1901

* Mary Ann QUICKFALL (1851-1932 nee Legge)
Buried 30 Oct 1932 at Raetihi
* married John Quickfall in 1882

* Veronica Mary QUINLAN (1945-1945)
Buried 23 Jan 1945 aged 4 days at Raetihi

* Milton Rowler QUIRK (1913-1979)
Buried 23 July 1979 at Taumarunui New, RSA

* Allan Thomas QUIRKE (1914-1986)
Buried 7 May 1986 at Manunui, RSA

* Desmond Edward QUIRKE (1938-1981)
Buried 18 Nov 1981 at Manunui

* Eva Mary Grace QUIRKE (1911-2002)
Buried 5 April 2002 at Taumarunui New

* James Darcy QUIRKE (1919-1988)
Buried 8 August 1988 in Manunui

* John William QUIRKE (1913-2005)
Buried 15 August 2005 in Manunui

* Mary Ann QUIRKE (1899-1988 nee McNally)
Buried 15 October 1988 at Manunui
* married William Joseph Quirke in 1927

* Ruth Winifred QUIRKE (1917-1974)
Buried 8 March 1974 at Taumarunui New

* William Joseph QUIRKE (1882-1963)
Buried 22 June 1963 at Manunui

MANUNUI 1908-15

PITTMAN buried Karrakatta & Fremantle

the PITTMAN buried Karrakatta 1906 to 2015

date: 3 Sep 1927 aged 52
last known suburb: South Perth
Grave Location: Karrakatta

date: 17 March 1986 aged 76
last known suburb: Attadale, WA
Grave Location: garden of remembrance Fremantle

* CLIFFORD Pittman
date: 14 April 1986 aged 65
last known suburb: Dalkeith
Grave Location: Karrakatta

date: 31 Dec 1991 aged 97
last known suburb: Bentley
Grave Location: ashes scattered from Karrakatta

date: 24 Sep 1998 aged 68
last known suburb: Willagee
Grave Location: memorialised at Fremantle

date: 21 March 1977 aged 89
last known suburb: Bentley
Grave Location: ashes scattered from cemetery

date: 10 Sep 1991 aged 82
last known suburb: Dalkeith
Grave Location: family grave at Karrakatta

date: 15 March 1941 aged 51
last known suburb: East Fremantle
Grave Location:

date: 28 Aug 1934 aged 44
last known suburb: Karrakatta
Grave Location: Karrakatta

date: 21 Sep 2002 aged 47
last known suburb: Midland
Grave Location: Fremantle

* JULIETTE Pittman
date: 20 March 1956 aged 79
last known suburb: South Perth
Grave Location: Karrakatta

* KATHLEEN Pittman
date: 6 Dec 1915 aged 15 months
last known suburb: Fremantle Hospital
Grave Location: Fremantle
Notes: parents unknown

date: 29 Feb 2004 aged 81
last known suburb: Attadale, WA
Grave Location: garden of remembrance Fremantle

born: 1874, maiden name King
date: 27 July 1958 aged 84
last known suburb: Bayswater
Grave Location: Karrakatta
* married Walter Jackson Pittman in Subiaco in 1910
* Beatrice died 2 weeks before Walter

date: 12 July 2014 aged 64
last known suburb: Dianella
Grave Location: memorialised at Pinnaroo Valley

date: 14 Dec 1988 aged 40
last known suburb: Osborne Park
Grave Location: Karrakatta

* THOMAS W Pittman
date: 25 Jan 1906 aged 64
last known suburb: South Fremantle
Grave Location: Fremantle
Notes: The West Australian, 26 Jan 1906
PITTMAN -The Friends of the late Mr. Thomas W. Pittman are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Presbyterian portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, No. 3 Pilbarra street., South Fremantle, THIS (Friday) AFTER NOON, the 26th inst., at 9 o'clock

Born: 22 Jan 1870 at Busselton as Viola Henrietta Carey. Brought up as a Berry, her mother's 3rd partner's name
date: 20 Dec 1951 aged 81
last known suburb: Cottesloe
Grave Location: Karrakatta
Notes: Viola's first partner was William Gopp
* She married William Adolphus Trankenbergh Clowes in Albany in 1890
* She married George Robert Pittman (1873-1939) in 1902 in Fremantle. They had the Donnybrook Hotel and the Grosvenor Hotel in Perth. George died in Heidelburg, Victoria

Born: 1877 in County of Daly, South Australia
Parents: George Robert Pittman & Emma Mary Ann Jackson
date: 13 Aug 1958 aged 81
last known suburb: Bayswater
Grave Location: Karrakatta
Married: Mary 'Beatrice' Sarah Alice King in Subiaco 1910
Notes: Had a grocery store in Canterbury Tce, Vic Park in 1930s

date: 12 April 2015 aged 88
last known suburb: Willagee
Grave Location: memorialised at Fremantle

Viola Henrietta Pittman

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Joseph James BIRCHLEY & Helen SHEARER - Manawatu

journal written for sarnz who asked 17 Feb 2017 joseph james birchley & helen shearer
in 1872 in nz joseph james birchley married helen shearer daughter of william shearer and mary miki married pre 1856. does anyone have anything they can add to this please

Joseph James Birchley (1850-1908) was born 24 July 1850 in Somers Town, St Pancras, England, to Samuel Birchley (1818-1900) & Susanna Mary Hulford (1828-1902). However, there is indication that as his father's name was not on the birth registration, that he was base born, as Joseph James Hulford, to Susanna Mary Hulford who later married Samuel Birchley. Joseph had a sister, Annie Elizabeth Hulford and siblings William Birchley Hulford, John Hulford Birchley, Charles Birchley (or Hulford) & Frances Martha Birchley. This needs following up.

Joseph arrived into New Zealand about 1857 with his uncle James Samuel Hulford (1823-1864 his mother's brother) and his wife, Joseph's aunt, Frances (1819-1899 nee Pigden)
Wellington Independent, 13 Sep 1864 HULFORD - On the 10th inst., at his residence, Murphy street, (Thorndon) Mr J. S. Hulford (buried Bolton Street)
NOTICE The friends of the late Mr J. S. Hulford, are respectfully requested to attend his funeral, which will leave his late residence, Murphy street, this day at half-past three o'clock. WALLIS, PARSONS & GASCOIGNE, Undertakers
ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS The Brethren of the Court Sir George Grey, are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of their deceased brother, J. S. Hulford, which will leave his late residence, Murphy street, this day, at half-past three o'clock. By order of the V. R., T. D. SMITH, Secretary
* Samuel's wife, Frances Hulford died 17 May 1899 aged 80
Auckland Star, 18 May 1899 DEATH
HUFFORD(sic) On May 17, 1899, Francis, in her 81st year, at the residence of Mrs Swain, Victoria Avenue, Eden Terrace. Private interment, Friday, Purewa
Frances is buried Block A Row 9 Plot 6
NOTE to find out who Mrs Swain was, this was found:
Surname: Burns (Burne?)
Reg No: 4265
Given Names: Charles Francis
Rank: Private
Unit: No 23 Company (Nelson section)
Contingent: seventh
County/City: Waipa
Occupation: baker
Ship: Gulf of Taranto 6 April 1901
Address: care of Mr W. Chappell, Pirongia
Next of Kin: Burns, Mr John
Relationship to Soldier: father
Next of Kin Address: c/o Mrs Swain, Victoria Avenue, Eden Terrace, Auckland
or, maybe it was a boarding house?

* On 15 Feb 1872 Joseph (as Birchley) married Hereni (Helen) Shearer (1855-1940)
Evening Post, 15 Feb 1872 - MARRIAGE On the 15th inst., by the Rev Mr Moir, Joseph James Birchly(sic) to Ellen(sic) Shearer, both of Wellington
* Helen was born in Kekerengu, Kaikora Coast, 1 of 12 children of William Shearer (1812-1887), a Mariner, Whaler, Farmer from Scotland, & Mere (Mary) Pikirewa Hine Korako Te Rehu from Taranaki. Hereni Shearer had a moko kauae (female chin tattoo) which indicated her status as a puhi (high-born, unwed woman), wahine rangatira (women of rank), kahurangi (chieftainess) or ariki tapairu (first-born in a family of note), depending on the woman
Helen's mother on birth & marriage certs Mary is listed as Mary Shearer formerly Weki, formerly Miki, formerly Te Tuhi, formerly Hine Korako Te Rehu or formerly Pikirewa Te Hikoi
Helen's father William Shearer drowned at Foxton aged 75. His obit reads ... Mr William Shearer, who was drowned at Foxton recently, was one of the oldest whalers on the coast. Visiting New Zealand in an English whaler the 'Puzey Hall' owned by Mellish & Co., London, in 1830, he then left for Sydney, returning to Lyttelton in 1835 in the bargue 'Australia' commanded by the late Captain W. B. Rhodes, as third mate. He was one of the four who came up from Lyttelton to Queen Charlotte Sound in an open boat. He came over to Wellington and landed in Titahi Bay, Porirua harbour. He was afterwards connected with the Wellington cargo boats as foreman for Mr J. F. Wills. He left Wellington about 20 years ago and has lived at the Chathams, Taranaki and latterly at Foxton, where his death took place by drowning. He was 76 years of age. He could tell a good many tales about the old fighting days with the Maori round Kapiti

* About 1875 Joseph moved to Foxton where he was a flax dresser, he also ran a Billiard Saloon there
* In 1877 he took over the Foxton & Lower Gorge Ferries and with George Boyd became the Ferrymen
* In Nov 1878 his company Bowe & Buckley were ... "pushing on with their contract for removing the Hydrabad's cargo. They have about 160 tons ready for shipment at Harley's. Six teams are constantly engaged and four more are to join them this week. This lot should make short work of it"
* In Feb 1879 Mr F. Cooper of Wellington, who bought the wreck of the 'City of Auckland,' sold it to Bowe & Birchley, keeping for himself the steering wheel, binnacle, compasses and one bower anchor and chain
* In 1879 he was a Stock Dealer in Palmerston North, in partnership with Thomas Bowe in the firm Bowe, Birchley & Co., until he bought out Thomas's share of the business and ran it with Pat Mangan
* In March 1890 Mr J. S. Morrison, flax dresser of Newtown, Wellington, sued Joseph for breach of contract in failing to deliver 12 tons of best hemp
* In March 1891 he leased the Okaua hemp mill in Shannon
* In Aug 1895 Joseph bought the house and land in Thynne St, Foxton from Mr J. R. McMillan
* In Oct 1899 Helen sold some land she owned in Foxton to Ade Isabel Cook
* In Jan 1901 Joseph asked the Pahiatua County Council for a concession in the toll charged for sheep passing through the toll gate at Upper Gorge Bridge. It was resolved that a concession be allowed of half rates for mobs of 500 and over
* In Oct & Nov 1902 his brother Charles (from outside NZ) put ads in the local newspapers looking for him
* In 1903 he purchased a farm in Taihape and sold his 13 acre property, with 6-roomed house, stables, barns, cowshed etc in Hokowhitu. This went up for auction but was passed in at £1000. It was later purchased by Mr F. Tyer of Palmerston North
* In 1903 his son 'Sid' was charged in connection with an accident on the River bank in which Miss Elizabeth Baker was seriously injured. It was a long, drawn-out trial and because of constant jury disagreement, a new trial began in Sep 1903. Again the jury disagreed and the Crown finally abandoned the case
* In Dec 1903 Joseph put up for sale his well-known property at Hokowhitu, 15 miles from Pohangina & 10 miles from Apiti, consisting of 13 acres with a comfortable dwelling
* On 13 July 1907 his son Jim, who worked in the railway workshops at Aramoho, contracted an illness and died at their home home, 44 Lombard St., Palmerston North, aged 29
* On 28 Feb 1915 his daughter Hilda (Mrs John Dalrymple Oliphant) died in Wanganui giving birth, she was 29. She had only been married 2 years and left 2 sons (her son later died in Dec 1915 aged 10 months)
* In Dec 1917 his son Corporal Malcolm Sydney 'Sid' Birchley, horsebreaker with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, returned to Palmerston North after fighting on the Peninsula. He was the first to offer his services when war broke out & travelled on the transport with 700 horses. He was wounded at Gallipoli. He also took part in the Boer War

Of interest, Joseph bought the gigantic, historic shipwreck 'Hydrabad'
In 1878 the 224-feet long iron-hulled vessel crashed into the coastline 1km south of the tiny Waitarere Beach community in what the papers of the time described as "a furious hurricane". None of the 35 people on board were killed, but the 1350-tonne vessel could not be refloated. Ravaged by fires and rust, she sat in shallow waters out from Waitarere Beach and became a local icon.
Joseph bought the hulk and all the gear etc in 1881 for £5 (equivalent today of $842) when it came ashore at Otaki. He sold a portable engine, a steam winch, a donkey pump, 4 large iron tanks, 2 large cooking ranges (1 suitable for cooking for 60 people) and about 1 ton of old brass and muntz metal. He offered to sell a boiler and steam winch to the Waitara Harbour Board. The 6ft figure head and several of her seats were at one time at his residence, The Avenue, Foxton.

* He served on the jury at inquests
* He had thoroughbred horses and polo ponies. His son Maurice rode a number of the winners. When he was 11 years old he came off his mount 'Black Watch' at the 3rd hurdle but got straight back on and completed his round
* He was an enthusiastic gardener and his 'prodigious' veges were well know around town

Joseph & Helen had 13 chldren
(the last 11 born in Foxton)
...1 Sep 1873 - 1943 Helen Amelia 'Nellie' Birchley
- Helen was born in Kaikoura. She married William Joseph Thomas Park (1859-1927) in 1897 and had 5 children (note how their names match her siblings)
* 1898 - 1981 Ethel Florence Park
* 1900 - 1952 Walter James Park
* 1902 - 1991 William Sydney Park
* 1903 - 1921 Malcolm Clifford Park
* 1906 - 1963 Maurice Lionel Park
William shot himself at Mangamahu, 30 miles from Wanganui, on 23 Feb 1927. He was 68. It was said he was having financial worries

...2 Oct 1874 - 1959 Alice Maud Birchley
- Alice was born in Wellington. In April 1930 she was at the Arbitration Court in Napier seeking compensation for her injury (fracture) sustained during her employment as housekeeper for Samuel McGaffin, farmer of Mangatahi. She was earning £1 a week at the time and was unable to work for years after. She was awarded £127 by the Arbitration Court against his estate (2½ years wages). She never married
NOTE Samuel (1853-1930) died just 2 months before the case but he had told her that all would be better for her when she finally received a pay out

...3 (? month) 1876 - 1958 Clara Mary 'Tottie' Birchley
- In 1892 Clara nicely sang 'Little Sweetheart' at a concert and minstrel entertainment at the Hall in aid of the Foxton Brass band. She married Joseph Burne in 1898 and had 7 children (note how their names match her siblings)
* 1899 - 1937 Sydney Joseph Birchley Burne
* 1900 - Muriel Helen Jane Burne
* 1902 - 1990 Malcolm Gordon Shearer Burne
* 1904 - 1980 Hilda Laura Maud Burne
* 1906 - 1977 James Hilton William Burne
* 1908 - 1998 Hector Wilson Isaac Burne
* 1910 - 1999 Mana Myrtle Evelyn Burne

...4 Apr 1878 - 1907 Joseph James 'Jim' Birchley
- Jim attended Foxton State School in 1891. In July 1906 the Aotea Maori Land Board consented to his leasing Ngarukehu A. (Manawatu) No 10, sec 2, of 541 acres 2 roods. He died the following year aged 29

...5 Jun 1880 - 1966 Walter Lionel Birchley
- In Aug 1906 Walter was charged with failing to provide for the maintenance of his illegitimate child. He married Eda Mary Florence Palenski (Eda Marion Florrie 1887-1965) in 1910.
Eda was a daughter of Heinrich (Henry Theodore) Palenski & Augusta Meissner from Prussia. She died 18 Aug 1965 in Porirua
Manawatu Standard, 8 Jan 1910 WEDDING
They had a daughter
1910 - 1995 Ethel Edith Josephine Birchley who married Thomas Francis McGowan in 1932
In 1919 Walter was charged 2s for riding a cycle without a light
NOTE If that illegitimate child was male and if we could find out who he was, there may still be descendants in NZ. Because of the lack of males producing male offspring the name Birchley dwindled out in the 1970s ...

...6 Nov 1881 - 1939 Malcolm Sydney 'Sid' Birchley
- Sid enlisted for the South African war in 1902 from Wanganui. In June 1907 he was the M.C. at the very enjoyable bachelors' ball held in the public hall at Oroua Bridge. About 80 couple attended. A spouse not found

...7 Nov 1884 - 1915 Hilda Mary Birchley
- Hilda had her father's passion of race horses and was an owner in early 1900s. She married John Dalrymple Oliphant in Wanganui Jan 1913. She had 2 sons:
* 1914 - 1999 John Dalrymple Oliphant
* 1915 - 1915 Maurice Joseph Oliphant
Hilda died due to the birth, her son Maurice died 10 months later

...8 Jun 1886 - 1956 Laura Ethel Birchley
- Laura attended Foxton State School, she excelled at athletics. By Dec 1896 she had not missed one day of school during the last 6 months. Laura never married

...9 Apr 1889 - 1981 Kate 'Myrtle' Birchley
- Myrtle, like her siblings enjoyed sports and did very well in athletics. She was winning school sports races from the age of 8 (Foxton). She was Standard IV at Terrace End school in 1901. She resigned her teaching position at Pine Creek school in April 1911. The school was in Carnarvon (now named Himatangi) and was moved to Ngaturi in 1916 when it had an average attendance of 12 pupils. Myrtle never married

...10 Aug 1891 - 1973 Maurice George Birchley
- Maurice attended Terrace End school. He served in WWI as Trooper 58452, 37th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade, NZEF. He embarked for Suez, Egypt on the 'Manuka' 13 June 1918. He was a Stock Agent at the time of enlistment. His next of kin was his mother Helen of Lombard Street, Palmerston North. Maurice married Rita Ellen Park (1905-1970) in 1935 (daughter of Edward Park & Emma Sophia Waller). He was 44 and Rita was 30. Not know if there were children

...11 Jul 1893 - 1983 Alma Josephine Birchley
- Alma received a Good Conduct gold medal in Dec 1909 at the Convent High School. In 1917 she was living at Kimbolton. She married Wallace Royal Gooding (1887-1961) in 1924
Wallace was the 10th of 10 known children of Charles Gooding (1848-1925) & Caroline Iggulden (1844-1912)

...12 Jun 1896 - 1974 Muriel Edith Birchley
- Muriel and sister Alma received honours in Nov 1907 at St Peter's Sunday School, Terrace End. In Dec 1912 she got the highest marks for English, Dictation & Spelling and Arithmetic at the Convent High School. She never married

...13 Dec 1897 - 1977 Henrietta Gertrude 'Etta/Ettie' Birchley
- Etta excelled at sport and in 1914 she was chosen as one of the full-backs in the NZ hockey team to play against England in England. She marred Alexander Joseph John Samuel 'Jack' Brown (1887-1957) in 1927. They had a son in Feb 1929 at Nurse Smart's Kipling Obstetric Hospital in Newmarket, Auckland. Etta and her son spent a few weeks with her parents in Palmerston North in 1932-33, returning to Epsom, Auckland
* Alexander was a son of John Brown & Agnes Woodill
* Nurse Ruby Haleen Smart (nee Law 1894-1968), married Herbert Cecil Smart (1892-1969) in 1925. The Kipling Ave Hospital (c.1926-1935), later shifted to Great South Road, Papatoetoe

NOTE On BDM there is a Kathleen May Birchley who died 16 May 1884 aged 6 months?? They do not have a birth record for her. Not yet followed up

Joseph James Birchley died 15 Oct 1908 aged 58, 15 months after the death of his eldest son Jim
Manawatu Standard, 16 Oct 1908 - OBITUARY There passed away at his residence, Terrace Street, yesterday afternoon, at 2.15 o'clock, an old and respected resident of the Manawatu in the person of Mr Joseph James Birchley. Deceased, who was 58 years of age, had been ill for some time. He had taken to his bed two days after the last Winter Show and has been confined there ever since, the end coming peacefully yesterday. Mr Birchley came out to New Zealand from London with an uncle and aunt when he was about seven years of age and lived in Wellington for some time. Thirty-five years ago he went to Foxton and settled there, making many friends. He interested himself in the flaxmilling industry for a time and then took to stock dealing and droving. After remaining in Foxton for twenty-six years he removed to Palmerston North, where he has since resided. He was wifely known and respected throughout the district for his many estimable qualities and his numerous friends will join us in tendering the sincerest sympathy to the family in their sad bereavement. He leaves a widow and three sons and nine daughters, two of whom are married, to mourn their loss. The interment takes place to-morrow afternoon
Manawatu Standard, 19 Oct 1908 - HIS FUNERAL The interment of the late Mr Joseph James Birchley took place on Saturday afternoon. The cortege was a large one, friends from all parts of the district having gathered to pay their last respects to deceased. The boy was first taken to St Peter's Church, Terrace End, where the Rev C. C. Harper conducted a short service and thence to the cemetery, where an impressive burial service was also conducted by the vicar
Helen Birchley died 32 years after him on 28 May 1940.
They are buried Plot 29, Block 5 at Terrace End in a family plot, along with:
* 1907 - son Joseph James aged 29
* 1939 - son Malcolm Sydney 'Sid' aged 57
* 1956 - spinster daughter Laura Ethel aged 70
* 1959 - spinster daughter Alice Maud aged 84
* 1974 - spinster daughter Muriel Edith aged 77
* 1981 - spinster daughter Kate Myrtle aged 92 (died Awapuni hospital)
* they all lived at 44 Lombard Street, Palmerston North

Plot 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, block 5 at Terrace End cemetery, grave of those listed above

SCHUMACHER marriages NZ 1865-1937

Adolphus /Adolphe Schumacher (1839-1912)
married Isabella Brown in 1865

Benedict Benjamin Schumacher
married Rosa Zberg in 1917

Carl Joseph Schumacher (1882-1951)
married Mina Katharina Uttinger in 1913
known children of Carl & Mina
1915 - Carl Joseph Schumacher
1917 - Mina Katharina Schumacher

Charles Gillitt Schumacher (1899-1973)
married Alma Brightling in 1921

Charles Joseph Schumacher
married Annie Mary Harris in 1915
known children of Charles & Annie
1917 - Annie Mary Schumacher
1917 - John Schumacher

Clarence Garfield Schumacher (1909-1996)
married Nellie Aileen Pearce in 1931

Clinton Etheridge Schumacher (1899-1964)
married May Rachel Rosen in 1920

Felix Arthur Schumacher (1888-1955)
born in Midhurst, Taranaki to Nicolaus (1857-1900) & Julia Schumacher
married Mary Kerrisk in 1914
known children of Felix & Mary
1915 - 1995 Imelda Mary Schumacher
1918 - 1942 Felix Michael Schumacher
- Gunner 244943 New Zealand Artillery, 28 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Died aged 24 buried Kopuatama
1922 - 1999 John George Herring Schumacher

Frederick Schumacher (1863-1907)
married Elizabeth Coleman in 1886
known children of Frederick & Elizabeth
1887 - 1960 Evelyn Jane Schumacher
1888 - 1918 Frederick William Schumacher
1890 - Edith Mabel Schumacher
1896 - Doris Elizabeth Schumacher

Frederick William Schumacher (1889-1918)
married Violet Kathleen Lawrence (1897-1954) in 1915
known children of Frederick & Violet
1917 - 1965 Lawrence Trevor Schumacher
Frederick was Private 55550 with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion. His wife Violet was his next of kin at Papanui, Christchurch. Frederick died of his wounds in France and was buried Somme.
Violet remarried in 1922 to Walter Thornton (1894-1941). They are buried at Sydenham, Christchurch

George Clemens Schumacher (1902-1973)
married Doris Edna Grace Knight in 1925

Harold Schumacher (1881-1950)
married Edith Annie Burgess in 1903

Harold Oliver Schumacher (1900-1982)
married Nancy Joan Gray in 1937

James Schumacher
married Ethel Alice Etheridge in 1897
known children of James & Ethel
1898 - Clinton Etheridge Schumacher
1899 - Arthur James Schumacher
1901 - Hilda Annie Schumacher
1904 - Edith Amelia Schumacher

John Schumacher
married Annie Blattler in 1921

John Jacob Schumacher (1873-1927)
married Agatha Rickenbacker in 1893
know children of John & Agatha
1895 - John Schumacher

Joseph Schumacher
married Ruth Cunnold in 1893
known children of Joseph & Ruth
1894 - Amy Louisa Schumacher
1895 - William George Schumacher
1897 - Joseph Clement Schumacher
1898 - Lawrence Cunnold Schumacher
1900 - Harold Oliver Schumacher
1903 - Ellen Ruth Schumacher
1906 - Emily Millicent Schumacher
1909 - Clarence garfield Schumacher

Joseph Clemens Schumacher (1897-1962)
married Myrtle Lynda Brightmore in 1922

Joseph Edgar Schumacher (1894-1977)
married Agnes Cecilia Breen (18997-) in 1916
known children of Joseph & Agnes
(they had a total of 11 children)
1917 - Bernard John Joseph Schumacher
1928 - 2009 Terence Alexis Colman Schumacher

Lawrence Cunnold Schumacher (1898-1944)
married Ada Louisa Matheson in 1926

Lawrence Trevor Schumacher (1916-1965)
married Gweneth Alma Niven in 1937

Leonard Vincent Schumacher (1900-1981)
married Amelia Boxall in 1925

Philip Clements Schumacher (1860-1923)
married Emily Keziah Housego in 1882
list of children at his link

Philip Joseph Stanley Schumacher (1909-1976)
married Ida Cora Hampton in 1932

Phillip Henry Schumacher (1883-1934)
married Caroline Clara 'Carrie' Smith in 1907
known children of Phillip & Carrie
1908 - Stanley Phillip Joseph Schumacher
1910 - Phillip Joseph Stanley Schumacher
1911 - George Geoffrey Schumacher
1914 - Aubrey Clement Schumacher
1916 - Edward Norman Schumacher

Richard Schumacher (1862-1918)
married Mary Ann Large in 1886
known children of Richard & Mary
1888 - Herbert Schumacher
1891 - Ruby May Schumacher
1894 - Olive Maud Schumacher
1896 - Elsie Louise Schumacher

Richard Schumacher (1885-1950)
married Jeanie Flora McDonald Crooks in 1917

William George Schumacher (1896-1962)
married Annie Elsie Clarke (1896-1929) in 1915
known children of William & Annie
1916 - Elsie Ruth Schumacher
William next married Mabel Harrison in 1929

William John Schumacher
married Joyce Brickley in 1936
* after 14 days of marriage Joyce packed her belongings and moved out. William never heard from her again. He was granted a decree nisi on the grounds of desertion in Nov 1939

Anna Schumacher
married John Habowski in 1919

Annie Schumacher
married John Henry Scott in 1914

Barbara Schumacher
married Fritz Huse in 1883

Caroline Louisa Schumacher
married Andrew Ernest Thomson in 1905

Christine Schumacher
married Peder Andersen in 1886

Doris Elizabeth Schumacher
married Stanley Kruse in 1918

Edith Amelia Schumacher
married Horace Alexander Donnell in 1927

Edith Mabel Schumacher
married Arthur Ernest Ives in 1912

Elizabeth Schumacher
married Alfred Blair in 1911

Evelyn Jane Schumacher (1887-1960)
married Herbert Leslie Kettle in 1906

Florence Louise Schumacher
married Alfred Kellet Hodgson in 1932

Gladys Olga Schumacher
married George Young in 1933

Hilda Annie Schumacher
married John Goodall Ellis in 1924

Irene Rose Schumacher
married James William Andrews in 1927

Lucy Schumacher
married George Smale in 1890

Mabel Frederica Schumacher
married John Wilson English in 1914

Mary Ruby Schumacher
married Lewis Norton Bramley in 1927

Mary Wilhelmina Schumacher
married Thomas Hope Fairey in 1868

Matilda Jane Schumacher
married Anthony Bainbridge in 1916

Olive Maud Schumacher
* Olive had a base born daughter..
1914 - Thelma Dorothy Schumacher
Olive married Robert Boswell in 1917

Ruby May Schumacher
married Arthur Nankivell in 1912

There were other Schumacher marriages during this period but not listed on BDM. One assumes they have spelt the surname differently. Those found will be added here (your help with more info would be appreciated)...
Nicholaus Carl Schumacher (1845-) married Hanna Mathea (no surname to date, 1845-1919), born in Christiana Norway, at Port Chalmers, Dunedin.
Nicholas was born in the province of Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany in 1845. For seven years he followed a seafaring life, during which he voyaged all over the world. Early in 1869 he arrived at Port Chalmers, on the same day as the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria. He was an Aerated Water Manufacturer in Lyttelton (read interesting story at his link)
known children of Nicolaus & Hanna
1874 - Carl Hermann Schumacher (Dr)
1878 - Elizabeth Louisa Schumacher
1879 - 1885 Albert William Schumacher (aged 5)
1881 - 1919 Alice Mathea Schumacher
1883 - Harold Schumacher
1884 - Mabel Frederica Schumacher
1886 - Peter George Schumacher
Otago Witness, 21 Jan 1871 Letter of naturalisation have been issued by His Excellency the Governor in favour of Mr Nicolas Carl Schumacher, stevedore, Port Chalmers
Press, 22 June 1915 - NAME CHANGE
I, Nicholas Carl Seaforth, heretofore called and known by the name of Nicholas Carl Schumacher of Lyttelton in New Zealand, Aerated Water manufacturer, a Naturalised British subject hereby give public notice that on the 21st day of June 1915 I formally and absolutely renounced, relinquished and abandoned for myself my wife and children the use of my surname Schumacher and them assumed and adopted and determined thenceforth on all occasions whatsoever to use and subscribe the surname of Seaforth and I give further notice that by a certain deed poll dated the said 21st day of June 1915 and filed in the office of the Supreme Court of New Zealand at Christchurch I have given effect to such abandonment of the said surname of Schumacher and the adoption of the said surname of Seaforth on behalf of myself my wife and children
MAGISTRATE'S COURT, LYTTELTON. Nicholas Carl Schumacher was charged with having, on January 22, change his name to Nicholas Carl Seaforth, contrary to the War Regulations Act. Owing to the Crown Prosecutor being absent in Wellington, the case was adjourned until next court day
Star, 15 July 1919 - DEATH of wife HANNAH
SEAFORTH - July 14, at Sumner Road, Lyttelton, Hannah Mathea Seaforth, beloved wife of N. C. Seaforth; aged 74 years. Private interment. No flowers
Press, 11 Aug 1919 - DEATH of DAUGHTER Mathea
SEAFORTH - On August 9th, 1919, at Sumner road, Lyttelton, Alice Mathea, dearly belowved daughter of N. C. Seaforth; aged 38 years. Private interment

ANOTHER list of births but no marriage on BDM
children of Nicolaus Schumacher (1857-1900) from Thusis, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland & Juliana Uhlenberg (1856-1944)
(born in Taranaki)
1883 - 1968 Agnes Clara Schumacher
- married Michael Kowalewski (1883-1952) from Priestgot, Poland
1885 - Annie Hypatia Schumacher
1887 - 1957 George Conradin Schumacher
1888 - 1955 Felix Arthur Schumacher
1889 - Edith Rose Schumacher
1891 - 1891 Hubert Schumacher (aged 1 months)
1894 - 1977 Joseph Edgar Schumacher
Juliana was born in Starogard Gdanski, West Prussia, Poland to Johann Uhlenberg (1821-1902) & Rosalia Jelinski (1820-1916) who settled in Midhirst. Stratford.
Nicolaus died overseas in 1900 when reported dead after missing 7 years

Katherine Emma 'Kate' Axup, New Zealand

The AXUP family in New Zealand
James Axup (1808-1887) was born in Yorkshire, England. He married Mary Cooke (1813-1881) in Yorkshire on 26 Jan 1836. They both died in Yorkshire.
There were a number of children but their oldest, Aaron 'Henry' Axup is the only one found to date to have emigrated to NZ...

1836 - 1895 Aaron 'Henry' Axup
born in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire
married Fanny Dyer (1833-1919) in Preston, Lancashire in 1857
the known children of Henry & Fanny
* 1857 - 1857 Anne Margaret Axup
..1 1858 - 1942 Katherine Emma 'Kate' Axup (+ Wastney NZ)
..2 1859 - 1934 Walter Eustace Axup (+ Ross NZ)
* 1861 - 1867 Frederick Bowling Axup (aged 6 in Buckinghamshire)
..3 1862 - 1941 Ellen Axup (+ Hurley NZ)
Henry arrived into Lyttelton 26 Sep 1862 on the barque 'Mersey'. However, the passenger report suggests he came on his own. Read obituary of his son Walter below which says he (Walter) arrived on the 'Ben Ledi' in 1877. Did Henry come to set up for his family? Did Fanny and the children arrive much later?

..1 1858 - 1942 KATHERINE EMMA 'Kate' Axup
..2 1859 - 1934 Walter Eustace Axup
..3 1862 - 1941 ELLEN Axup

TIMELINE of their father HENRY AXUP

..1 1858 - 1942 KATHERINE EMMA 'Kate' Axup
born Berkshire, England
married Henry 'Harry' Wastney (1866-1931) 13 March 1890 in Nelson
* Harry was born in NZ 16 Dec 1865 to William Wastney & Mary Georgina Fowler. When land was sold in Todd's Valley, Wakapuaka, Harry was one of those who took over the land at the head of the valley. His father William (1831-) had arrived in Nelson in 1842 with his mother on the "Lloyds," his father having arrived with Wakefield's Expedition. As a lad he did his fair share of hard work in the new settlement, joined his father in the building trade, and later moved with his parents to Wakapuaka where his father had taken up land. He took a keen interest in local, as well as general, politics and served on various local bodies and organisations. William later took over 'Rivington', a large property first established in 1844 by William Charles Hodgson, a Manchester cotton spinner
the known children of Kate & Harry
..1a 1892 - 1901 Eric Dyer Wastney
- Eric died aged 10
Colonist, 23 Dec 1901 - DEATH
WASTNEY - On December 21st, 1901, at "Sunny Bank" Wakapuaka, Eric Dyer, only son of Henry and Katherine Wastney, aged 10 years

..1b 1896 - 1981 Leslie Bernice Wastney
Otago Witness, 24 July 1918 - SOCIAL NEWS A most successful returned soldiers dance was held in St Patrick's Hall in Blenheim. A sumptuous supper was provided by the ladies, the table being prettily decorated with autumn leaves and red and pink camellias. Among those present were ... and Miss Leslie Wastney, wearing pale blue ninon ...
New Zealand Herald, 5 May 1927 - SOCIAL NEWS Miss Leslie Wastney, who has been the guest of Mrs W. Bell, of Flaxmere, Blenheim, has returned to Auckland
- Leslie married Harry George South (1888-1971) in 1929
Harry first married Ivy Selman in 1920
New Zealand Herald, 3 Feb 1920 - MARRIAGE
SOUTH-SELMAN - On January 8 1920, at Peter's Church, Onehunga, by the Rev J. R. Burgin, Harry George South, of West Essex, England, to Ivy Tugels, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Selman, of Mount Roskill, late of Wilts., England
* Ivy died 20 Aug 1926 aged 26
Auckland Star, 18 Sep 1925 - PERSONAL WOULD Harry South, or anyone knowing his address, communicate with H, 1332, Star

..1c 1902 - 1971 William 'Keith' Wastney
- William married Edna Louisa Harlick (1913-1992) in 1936
* daughter of Henry Arthur Harlick (1884-1937) & Mary Beswick

On 14 Jan 1886 His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Major Jervois, returned to Wellington. Miss Axup (either Kate or Ellen) attended the Citizens' Ball .. lots of info and name dropping in this account

HENRY WASTNEY died 7 March 1931 in Ellerslie, Auckland
New Zealand Herald, 9 March 1931 - DEATH OF HARRY
WASTNEY - On March 7 1931, at his residence, 1 Te Marama Avenue, Ellerslie, Henry, dearly-loved husband of Katherine E. Wastney, late of Nelson
KATHERINE WASTNEY died 2 July 1942 in Auckland Hospital
New Zealand Herald, 3 July 1942- DEATH OF KATHERINE
WASTNEY - On July 2, 1942, at Auckland Hospital, Katherine Emma, beloved wife of the late Henry Wastney, loved mother of Mrs Leslie South, Wellington; Keith, Auckland; and grandma of Margaret and Ngaire; in her 85th years.
* They are buried at Hillsborough cemetery

DONALDSON buried Dunedin

DONALDSON buried Dunedin
* excludes still born
* birth date may be calculated from age at death
* date could be that of death or burial
* burials may be of body or ashes
* searching at above link provides plot number & more info

also see William Donaldson & Eliza Mercer's 17 children
also see Donaldson buried Christchurch

The cemeteries: Andersons Bay, Broad Bay, East Taieri, Green Island, Green Park, Macandrew Bay, Northern, Port Chalmers, Southern, Waikouaiti, Waitati & West Taieri

ALICE Donaldson aged 91
died 15 Nov 1957 - Andersons Bay

ALICE VICTORIA Donaldson aged 63 (nee Whalley)
died 30 July 1964 - Northern

ALINE CONSTANCE Donaldson aged 20
died 1 July 1893 - Southern

ALINE JEAN Donaldson aged 1
died 31 July 1920 - Southern

ALMA Donaldson aged 11
died 27 Oct 1944 East Taieri

AMELIA Donaldson aged 91
died 15 Jan 1969 - ashes scattered

ANDREW Donaldson aged 75
died 11 Oct 1909 - Northern

ANDREW GORDON Donaldson aged 11 months
died 24 June 1979 - Green Park

ANGELA Donaldson aged 60
died 24 March 2015 - Andersons Bay

ANTHONY JOHN Donaldson aged 60
died 20 June 1991 - Waikouaiti

ARTHUR GEORGE Donaldson aged 67
died 22 Nov 1986 - Andersons Bay

BEATRICE ELLEN Donaldson aged 75
died 18 July 1991 - Green Island

BENJAMIN Donaldson aged 47
died 16 March 1943 - Andersons Bay

BRUCE HUGH Donaldson aged 13 days
died 19 April 1963 - Andersons Bay

CAROLINE JANE DORIS Donaldson aged 21
died 27 July 1929 - Andersons Bay

CATHERINE Donaldson aged 81
died 14 June 1965 - Green Island

CHRISTENA JANE Donaldson aged 89
died 19 April 2017 - Andersons Bay

CHRISTINA Donaldson aged 78
died 1 July 1917 - Green Island

CHRISTINA Donaldson aged 52
died 29 Oct 1938 - Waitati

CLIFFORD ABEL Donaldson aged 64
died 12 Feb 1988 - Green Island

CLIFFORD GRAHAM Donaldson aged 83
died 1 June 2016 - Andersons Bay

CYRIL Donaldson aged 15
died 10 Feb 1933 - Andersons Bay

DAVID Donaldson aged 2 months
died 16 Jan 1901 - Northern

DAVID Donaldson aged 72
died 9 Dec 1946 - ashes scattered

DAVID ALEXANDER Donaldson aged 94
died 19 Aug 2017 - Andersons Bay

DAVID NELSON Donaldson aged 75
died 8 Feb 1948 - Andersons Bay

DAVID NELSON Donaldson aged 74
died 3 Dec 2001 - Andersons Bay

DEBORAH ANNE Donaldson aged 43
died 4 Aug 2000 - Andersons Bay

DESMOND DENIS Donaldson aged 32
died 9 Nov 1975 - Andersons Bay

DORIS MARGARET Donaldson aged 71
died 21 Dec 2000 - Andersons Bay

DOUGLASS BROWN Donaldson aged 76
died 6 Sep 1998 - West Taieri

DULCIE MAY Donaldson aged 83
died 20 Aug 2015 - Green Park

EDITH ANNIE Donaldson aged 78 (nee Flugge)
died 19 June 1968 - Andersons Bay

EDNA JANE KERR Donaldson 88
died 20 Nov 2001 - Andersons Bay

ELIZA Donaldson aged 49 (nee Mercer)
Died 27 Dec 1906 - Andersons Bay
* see top link

ELIZABETH Donaldson aged 56
died 29 July 1907 - Northern

ELIZABETH Donaldson aged 84
died 11 Oct 1924 - Southern

ELIZABETH Donaldson aged 85
died 9 July 1965 - ashes scattered

ELIZABETH Donaldson aged 67
died 10 Aug 1970 - Andersons Bay

ELIZABETH Donaldson aged 69
died 13 Oct 1988 - Andersons Bay

ELIZABETH ADA Donaldson aged 82
died 29 Nov 1968 - ashes scattered

ELIZABETH ANNIE Donaldson aged 85
died 30 Sep 2008 - Andersons Bay

ELIZABETH COIE Donaldson aged 83
died 26 June 2007 - Green Park

ELIZABETH ELLEN Donaldson aged 89
died 13 Aug 2016 - Green Park

ELIZABETH ELLWOOD Donaldson aged 78
died 16 Jan 1964 - Andersons Bay

ELSIE MAY Donaldson aged 75
died 4 July 1950 - Andersons Bay

EMILY Donaldson aged 42
died 21 April 1881 - Southern

EMILY ELIZABETH Donaldson aged 39
died 14 July 1920 - Andersons Bay

EMILY FRANCES Donaldson aged 72
died 17 Sep 1957 - ashes returned

ERIC EVERARD Donaldson aged
died 29 April 2012 - East Taieri

EVA HASKETT Donaldson aged 81 (nee Hodges)
died 1 July 1988 - Southern

EVA HAZEL Donaldson aged 70
died 26 April 2007 - Northern

EVELYN Donaldson aged 56
died 8 Oct 1970 - Andersons Bay

FLORENCE Donaldson aged 91
died 19 July 1985 - Andersons Bay

FLORENCE ETHEL Donaldson aged 80
died 8 May 2004 - Port Chalmers

FRANCES CATHERINE Donaldson aged 63
died 1 Jan 1992 - Green Island

FRANCIS MILLAR Donaldson aged 47
died 1 Dec 1955 - Andersons Bay

FREDERICK JOHN GLEN Donaldson aged 74
died 12 Jan 1986 - Green Island

GEORGE Donaldson aged 67
died 16 Oct 1952 - ashes scattered

died 19 Nov 1969 - Andersons Bay

GEORGE BURNS WALLACE Donaldson aged 24
died 16 May 1931 - Andersons Bay

GEORGE CHRISTIAN Donaldson aged 86
died 24 July 1952 - Green Island

GEORGE JOSEPH Donaldson aged 60
died 6 Sep 1952 - Andersons Bay

GEORGE WILLIAM Donaldson aged 82
died 4 Nov 1952 - Northern

GEORGE WILLIAM Donaldson aged 88
died 26 June 2006 - Green Island

GEORGINA FLORA Donaldson aged 48
died 23 Oct 1900 - Northern

GEORGINA FORREST Donaldson aged 97
died 16 Sep 2014 - Andersons Bay

GEYTHA RADCLIFF Donaldson aged 82 (nee Harvey)
died 19 Aug 1991 - Andersons Bay

GLADYS ROSE Donaldson aged 92 (nee Rouse)
died 14 Aug 1988 - Andersons Bay

GLADYS WINIFRED Donaldson aged 81 (nee Yeoman)
died 27 Dec 1985 - Andersons Bay

GORDON Donaldson aged 64
died 21 Nov 1949 - Green Island

GORDON JOHN BAYNE Donaldson aged 68
died 24 Oct 1978 - Green Island

GORDON ROBERT NEIL Donaldson aged 62
died 7 Nov 1984 - Green Park

GRANT Donaldson aged 14 hours
died 4 Sep 1967 - Andersons Bay

HELEN ELIZA 'Nellie' Donaldson aged 16
died 23 Nov 1897 - Andersons Bay
* see top link

HENRY Donaldson aged 52
died 19 Dec 1953 - Broad Bay

HUGH Donaldson aged 64
died 12 Oct 1908 - Northern

IAN HAMILTON Donaldson aged 61
died 14 Jan 1977 - Northern

ISABELLA WESTWOOD Donaldson aged 77
died 9 May 1965 - ashes scattered

JAMES Donaldson aged 2
died 14 June 1865 - Southern

JAMES Donaldson aged 50
died 7 Nov 1905 - Green Island

JAMES Donaldson aged 73
died 7 Aug 1931 - Andersons Bay

JAMES Donaldson aged 77
died 9 Sep 1952 - Andersons Bay

JAMES Donaldson aged 69
died 8 Sep 1969 - ashes scattered

JAMES Donaldson aged 75
died 10 Sep 1990 - Andersons Bay

JAMES APPLETON Donaldson aged 77
died 6 Nov 2005 - ashes returned

JAMES BENJAMIN Donaldson aged 75
died 1 Nov 1996 - Green Park

JAMES KEITH Donaldson aged 68
died 22 July 2013 - Andersons Bay

JAMES LOUIS Donaldson aged 56
died 23 Sep 1952 - Andersons Bay

JAMES MILLER Donaldson aged 70
died 16 Nov 1989 - Andersons Bay

JAMES NELSON Donaldson aged 76
died 13 April 1982 - ashes returned

JAMES PETER Donaldson aged 61
died 3 Dec 1942 - Andersons Bay

JAMES PETER Donaldson aged 55
died 8 Aug 1960 - Andersons Bay

JAMES RICHARD Donaldson aged 90
died 13 Jan 1998 - ashes returned

died 11 Aug 1993 - ashes returned

JAMES THOMSON Donaldson aged 75
died 25 July 1908 - Southern

JAMES VERNON Donaldson aged 19
died 4 March 1976 - Andersons Bay

JAMES WILLIAM SING Donaldson aged 2 Months
Died 15 May 1887 - Southern

JANE Donaldson aged 63
died 17 Aug 1925 - Andersons Bay

JANE Donaldson aged 85
died 23 Nov 1946 - Andersons Bay

JANE Donaldson aged 77
died 11 Dec 1975 - ashes scattered

JEMIMA Donaldson aged 80
died 22 Sep 1957 - ashes returned

JOAN LILIAN Donaldson aged 90
died 21 Sep 2016 - ashes returned

JOAN MARY Donaldson aged 23
Died 28 June 1945 - Andersons Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 78
died 1 May 1887 - Southern

JOHN Donaldson aged 71
died 22 May 1917 - Macandrew Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 86
died 18 Oct 1924 - Southern

JOHN Donaldson aged 51
died 13 July 1927 - Andersons Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 74
died 4 April 1933 - Andersons Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 79
died 12 Sep 1934 - Andersons Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 73
died 11 Oct 1949 - ashes scattered

JOHN Donaldson aged 76
died 16 Sep 1957 - Port Chalmers

JOHN Donaldson aged 62
died 5 Aug 1961 - Andersons Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 75
died 25 April 1961 - Andersons Bay

JOHN Donaldson aged 66
died 12 June 1983 - Andersons Bay

JOHN ROBERT Donaldson aged 84
died 16 Sep 2017 - ashes returned

JOHN SAMUEL Donaldson aged 36
died 15 April 1941 - Andersons Bay

JOHN STEVENS Donaldson aged 65
died 15 Dec 1915 - Northern

JOHN STEVENS Donaldson aged 3 Months
died 2 Sep 1942 - Andersons Bay

JOHN STEVEN Donaldson aged 81
died 21 May 1969 - Andersons Bay

JOHN THOMAS Donaldson aged 83
died 10 June 1960 - ashes scattered

JOHN WATSON Donaldson aged 82
died 6 Oct 1973 - Andersons Bay

JOYCE AGATHA Donaldson aged 87
died 17 July 2008 - West Taieri

died 27 May 2005 - Andersons Bay

KEITH IAN Donaldson aged 81
died 21 July 2007 - Northern

KEVIN JOSEPH Donaldson aged 55
died 31 Jan 1990 - Andersons Bay

KIMBERLEY ANN Donaldson aged 16
died 30 July 1998 - Andersons Bay

died 3 May 1994 - Green Island

LILIAS EWAN Donaldson aged 76
died 2 Nov 1971 - Andersons Bay

LINDA JANET Donaldson aged 70
died 8 Nov 2006 - Andersons Bay

LINDA MAVIS Donaldson aged 69
died 15 July 1999 - East Taieri

LOGAN BRUCE Donaldson aged 72
died 26 June 2008 - ashes scattered

MABEL JOYCE Donaldson aged 87
ied 27 Aug 2013 - Andersons Bay

MABEL MARION Donaldson aged 7 months
died 12 Dec 1910 - Southern

MALCOLM WILLIAM Donaldson aged 78
died 8 Aug 1986 - Northern

MARGARET FORD Donaldson aged 63 (nee Conn)
died 18 Aug 1957 - ashes scattered

MARGARET GORDON Donaldson aged 79
died 16 April 1934 - Andersons Bay

MARGARET SOMERVILLE Donaldson aged 70 (nee Cairns)
ied 18 Oct 1958 - Andersons Bay

MARIA FLORENCE Donaldson aged 63
died 6 March 1912 - Andersons Bay

MARION Donaldson aged 94
died 1 July 1894 - Northern

MARION Donaldson aged 84
died 5 July 1938 - ashes scattered

MARION Donaldson aged 57
died 8 Dec 1942 - Andersons Bay

MARJORIE CYNTHIA Donaldson aged 72
died 11 June 1980 - ashes returned

MARTHA Donaldson aged 95
died 24 April 1936 - Macandrew Bay

MARY Donaldson aged 21
died 19 Jan 1936 - Port Chalmers

MARY Donaldson aged 79
died 12 May 1981 - Green Park

MARY GEORGINA Donaldson aged 88 (nee Brown)
died 19 April 1957 - Andersons Bay

MARY ISABEL Donaldson aged 62
died 6 Nov 1975 - Andersons Bay

MARY OSBORNE Donaldson aged 25
died 27 June 1897 - Northern

MARY TODD Donaldson aged 77 (nee Russell)
died 1 July 1985 - Andersons Bay

MAUREEN CATHERINE Donaldson aged 1 day
died 2 Nov 1938 - Southern

MINA Donaldson aged 67
died 13 July 1949 - Port Chalmers

MINNIE MAUD Donaldson aged 61 (nee Jackways)
died 25 April 1946 - Andersons Bay

MURIEL Donaldson aged 83
died 6 Jan 2000 - ashes returned

MYRTLE DOREEN Donaldson aged 67
died 13 Oct 1981 - Andersons Bay

MYRTLE MAY Donaldson aged 73 (nee Wahrlich)
died 24 Sep 1985 - Andersons Bay

NANCY Donaldson aged 54
died 13 Feb 1984 - East Taieri

NEIL Donaldson aged 57
died 7 Dec 1957 - Andersons Bay
* see top link

NEIL GEORGE Donaldson aged 58
died 29 Sep 2004 - Green Park

NEIL LESTER Donaldson aged 75
died 20 Oct 2004 - Green Park

NOLA JUNE Donaldson aged 56
died 12 April 2011 - Andersons Bay

OLIVE MURIEL Donaldson aged 82 (nee Brown)
died 2 June 1984 - ashes scattered

OSWALD GEORGE Donaldson aged 10 months
died 30 April 1996 - ashes scattered

OWEN STANLEY Donaldson aged 77
died 24 Oct 1994 - ashes scattered

PHILIP ROBERT Donaldson aged 1 day
died 25 Dec 1987 - Andersons Bay

RAYMOND Donaldson aged 61
died 16 April 1988 - Andersons Bay

REBECCA Donaldson aged 27 (nee Callaghan)
died 24 March 1936 - Andersons Bay
* see top link

RICHARD Donaldson aged 75
died 14 July 1961 - ashes returned

RICHARD Donaldson aged 86
died 31 Oct 1977 - ashes scattered

RICHARD JAMES Donaldson aged 57
died 25 Oct 1970 - ashes returned

RICHARD L Donaldson aged 15
died 2 Jan 1897 - Southern

RICHARD RUSSELL Donaldson aged 86
died 7 Oct 1930 - Southern

ROBERT Donaldson aged 35
died 16 June 1862 - Southern

ROBERT Donaldson aged 30
died 25 Jan 1881 - Northern

ROBERT Donaldson aged 9
died 22 June 1897 - Andersons Bay
* see top link

ROBERT Donaldson aged 88
died 20 Jan 1943 - Andersons Bay

ROBERT Donaldson aged 70
died 24 Dec 1963 - Andersons Bay

ROBERT Donaldson aged 82
died 16 July 1978 - Andersons Bay

ROBERT Donaldson aged 89
died 22 May 2009 - Andersons Bay

ROBERT DAVID Donaldson aged 83
died 24 Nov 1986 - ashes returned

ROBERT JAMES Donaldson aged 49
died 8 May 1915 - Andersons Bay

ROBERT OWEN Donaldson aged 45
died 20 July 1973 - ashes scattered

RONALD ALBERT JOHN Donaldson aged 65
died 12 June 2004 - ashes returned

RONALD ARTHUR NEIL Donaldson aged 75
died 22 Nov 1996 - Port Chalmers

RUTH Donaldson aged 43
died 27 July 1940 - Andersons Bay

SARA DORIS Donaldson aged 86 (nee Rix)
died 1 Oct 1982 - ashes returned

SARAH JANE Donaldson aged 64
died 24 June 1943 - Northern

SHIRLEY ANN Donaldson aged 65
died 20 Sep 2001 - Andersons Bay

SIBLEY Donaldson aged 86
died 17 July 1911 - Southern

STANLEY DAVID Donaldson aged 63
died 14 April 1971 - Andersons Bay

STANLEY WARRINGTON Donaldson aged 76
died 12 July 1999 - East Taieri

STUART CAMERON Donaldson aged 16
died 25 Dec 1895 - Southern

THOMAS KEAN Donaldson aged 73
died 3 March 2011 - Green Park

THOMAS MCINTOSH Donaldson aged 81
died 7 Feb 1987 - Andersons Bay

THOMAS WILLIAM Donaldson aged 61
died 19 Dec 1978 - Andersons Bay

VALMA JOYCE Donaldson aged 10 Days
died 7 July 1948 - Andersons Bay

VIVIENNE JOAN Donaldson aged 40
died 1 May 1979 - Andersons Bay

WILLIAM Donaldson aged 48
died 30 June 1930 - Andersons Bay

WILLIAM Donaldson aged 74
died 7 Nov 1991 - Andersons Bay

WILLIAM Donaldson aged ALBERT 69
died 29 Dec 2002 - Andersons Bay

WILLIAM BLANCE Donaldson aged 7 months
died 5 June 1881 - Northern

died 22 Dec 1995 - Andersons Bay

WILLIAM HENRY Donaldson aged 85
died 24 Aug 1966 - Andersons Bay

WILLIAM HOLLAND Donaldson aged 76
died 23 Feb 1987 - East Taieri

WILLIAM JAMES Donaldson aged 74
died 8 Nov 2009 - ashes returned

WILLIAM JOHN Donaldson aged 81
died 30 July 1986 - ashes scattered

Plot 49, Block 4
Andersons Bay
* 1887 - 1897 David Donaldson
* 1857 - 1906 Eliza Donaldson (nee Mercer)
* 1910 - 1936 Rebecca Donaldson (nee Callaghan)

Mary Ann BOWHEY & James DICKER - Tasmania

compiled for dennitasmaniandevil looking for Eliza Adelaide Dicker

Mary Ann Bowhey (1845-1919)
was born July 1846 in Devon, U.K.
a daughter of John Bowhey (1813-1862) & Maria Lapthorne (1818-1903)
James DICKER (1840-1901)
was born 8 Dec 1840 in Yealmpton, Devon
a son of John Dicker (1812-1893) & Mary Ann Budge

Mary Ann & James married 13 Aug 1868 in North Adelaide
South Australian Register, 14 Aug 1868 ~ MARRIAGE
DICKER-BOWHEY - On the 13th August, at Archer-street Wesleyan Church, North Adelaide, by the Rev. W. L. Binks, Mr James Dicker, of Modbury, second son of Mr John Dicker, farmer, Modbury, to Miss Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late John Bowhey, Esq., farmer

They had 11 children born Ladywood Farm, in Modbury, (Highercombe) South Australia
... 1 ...
1869 - 1960 Emma Maria Dicker

Adelaide Observer, 1 Jan 1870 ~ BIRTH
DICKER - On the 25th December, at Ladywood, Modbury, the wife of Mr James Dicker of a daughter
born: 25 Dec 1869
married: William DART (1859-) 23 May 1899
- 1st of 9 children of William Dart & Naomi Watkins, also see ..2.. & ..4..
Emu Bay Times, North West & West Coast Advocate, 25 May 1899 ~ WEDDING
Another gay function of a matrimonial character was celebrated at Wynyard on Tuesday afternoon, the contracting parties being Mr William Dart, eldest son of the late Mr Wm. Dart, of Wynyard, and Miss Emma Dicker, eldest daughter of Mr. Jas. Dicker, also of Wynyard. The marriage was performed by the Rev. W. Hamilton, assisted by Mr. W. H. Pollard, in the Methodist Church. The church was very tastefully decorated for the auspicious event, and looked very nice. The bride wore a handsome fawn cashmere dress trimmed with white silk and gimp, with veil and orange blossoms, and looked exceedingly pretty. She was attended by the Misses Ada Dicker and Alice Dart, young sisters of the bride and bridegroom, as bridesmaids, the two latter wearing white hail spot muslin over pink zephyr, with short voile trimmed with flowers. They also looked very comely In their fairy-like costumes, Mr R. Dart acted as best man and the bride was given away by her father. The church was crowded during the ceremony, a large number being unable to obtain admission. After the ceremony a large number assembled at Mr Dicker's residence, where the usual wedding festivities were indulged in and breakfast partaken of. The customary wedding toasts were received with great applause, and honored with the heartiest wishes of all present. The wedding presents were very numerous, and embraced the useful with the beautiful. A large number of the presents were from South Australia, where the bride and her husband in their early years resided. The teachers and scholars of the Methodist Sunday school presented the bride with a handsome tall metal lamp and butter dish and sugar bowl as a mark of their love for one who has for many years been connected with the school as organist and teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Dart have gone to Launceston, where they intend to spend the honeymoon. As usual, rice, rose leaves, and flowers were scattered with prodigality upon the happy pair.
their known children:
* 1900 - 1971 Esther Pretoria Dart
* 1903 - 1978 William James Dart
* 1907 - 1967 Edna Amy Dart
* 1910 - 1977 Roy John Dart
died: July 1960 aged 90

... 2 ...
1871 - 1898 George James Dicker

born: 12 May 1871
married: Mary DART (1877-) 31 Dec 1897
- 6th of 9 children of William Dart & Naomi Watkins, also see ..1.. & ..4..
died: 28 Oct 1898 aged 27
Chronicle, 12 November 1898 ~ DEATH
The Emu Bay (Tasmania) 'Times' in its issue of last week had the following letter, dated October 28, from its Wynyard correspondent:—
'Quite a gloom was cast over the township this morning when it became known that an accident, which terminated fatally, had befallen George Dicker. Deceased was engageed with his brother William scrubbing at Camp Creek. William was felling a myrtle tree, George was working about 20 to 30 yards away, and was warned of the falling tree and jumped behind another close by. It is supposed that he looked out to see where the tree was falling to and was struck on the head by it. Deceased never spoke and died an hour afterwards. Deceased who was only married about last Christmas, leaves a young wife, for whom heartfelt sympathy is expressed.' At the inquest the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death accidentally. The deceased was a son of Mr James Dicker, an old resident of Modbury, but now of Wynyard, and about 10 months ago he married Miss M. Dart, of Millbrook.
* 11 Nov 1898 - The sad accidental death of Mr. George J. Dicker cast quite a gloom over the whole district, as he was a very worthy young fellow, who had won the goodwill of everyone. He leaves a young wife to whom he was united on Boxing Day of last year only, to mourn her loss and his parents and relatives, who also reside here, to unite with her in their grievous affliction. Fully 400 persons assembled at the local cemetery to pay the last respects due to a worthy son, an affectionate husband and a popular resident.
Emu Bay Times, North West & West Coast Advocate. 28 Oct 1899 ~ IN MEMORIAM
In loving remembrance of my dear husband, George James Dicker who was accidentally killed by a falling tree at Camp Creek, October 28, 1898. Inserted by his loving wife Mary Dicker. Far beyond this world of changes. Far beyond this world of care, We shall find our missing loved one, In our Father's mansion fair

... 3 ...
1873 - 1965 Alfred John Dicker

born: 9 June 1873
married: ?
The Express and Telegraph, 8 Oct 1875 ~ ACCIDENT
A child, named Alfred Dickers, aged three years, had his right foot cut off and his left foot nearly so, by a mowing machine at Modbury on Thursday, October 7. The poor little fellow was admitted into the Adelaide Hospital
The Mount Lyell Standard and Strahan Gazette (Queenstown, Tasmania), 9 June 1900 ~ Business Ad
Mr Alfred Dicker, bootmaker, late of J. Duncan's, Orr street, announces that he has taken over Benjamin's business in Sticht street and invites old friends to give him a trial
Advocate, 31 August 1927 DEVONPORT BLAZE
PRACTICALLY ALL STOCK AFFECTED. The damage to the stock as a result of the fire at Messrs. Roe and Paul's yesterday morning proved a great deal more extensive than was at first thought. Mr. W. Whitfield, the insurance assessor, stated that he had not gone thoroughly into the damage, but he estimated it at roughly £4500. The stock was covered by £5400 with the Liverpool London and Globe Insurance Company. The fire, it is thought, originated as the result of a wooden plug in the brick wall igniting through being in close proximity to a fireplace in the premises of A. J. Dicker, bootmaker, next door. On examination, there were several plugs in the wall where tho fire started one of which was burned out. After burning through, the plug caught on to the rolls of material and shelving that was against the wall at this particular spot, when, after smouldering for sometime the cloth and other fabrics evidently burst into flames. The steel ceiling of the shop was severely scorched where the flames played round in a circle in an endeavor to find an outlet. At the opposite end the partitions at the back of the windows were scorched, and lines of cashmere hose and other inflammable articles hung on top of tho counters were burned to cinders, showing how the flames leaped round. Articles in practically all parts of the shop were destroyed and others damaged by water. The section where the conflagration started was where the most expensive goods were and very little was left untouched in the whole row of shelves on this side. After burning for a while a large skylight above the heart of the fire was broken open by the heat and this caused a current of air to enter which fanned the blaze making it increase in volume, and giving it a fair hold. It was at this stage that the fire brigade arrived. The draught caused by the opening of the door for the admittance of men with the hose further increased the blaze, but it was soon under control, and within an hour they were able to leave the premises. Had it been other than a calm night or had the alarm been given half an hour later there would have been little hope of saving the building, in fact, the shops adjoining would have been endangered. The firemen arrived on the scene promptly on receiving the alarm. Articles in the windows of the shop at tho top, where the flames reached, were damaged, while three plate glass windows facing Stewart street were cracked. On the floor above, the rooms occupied by Mr B. C. Wall, dentist, were not affected. It is a remarkable coincidence that this shop was the scene of a fire in January. The outbreak on that occasion occurred on the upper storey, in Mr. Wall's dentistry chambers, but considerable damage was done to the goods in the shop by water.
The Mercury, 25 July 1954
At the Court of Requests
Alfred J. Dicker, of Devonport, sued Aaron E. J. Cowburn, of Eugenana, for the recovery of 10/9 for a pair of slippers which it was stated were sold to the defendant. The plaintiff's case was that the slippers and shoes were purchased, and the latter were paid for by a daughter of the defendant, but the slippers were omitted from the bill by mistake, but an account was rendered later. The defendant denied making the purchase, and said he had not met the plaintiff till that day. On tho day when he was supposed to have been in the shop October 18 1922 he was working at the quarries. Evidence was tendered by the then secretary of the Broken Hill Proprietary Co. to show that Cowburn was working at the quarries on the day in question. The Commissioner said it was not clear that the right person was being sued, and he nonsuited the plaintiff.
died: 14 Jan 1965 aged 91

... 4 ...
1875 - 1954 Eliza Adelaide Dicker

born: 6 Feb 1875
married: Richard DART (1873-) 19 Feb 1900
- 3rd of 9 children of William Dart & Naomi Watkins, also see ..1.. & ..2..
The North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times, 20 Feb 1900 ~ MARRIAGE
DART-DICKER - At Wynyard, on February 19, 1900, by the Rev J. Rogers, Richard, third son of the late Mr W. Dart, Wynyard, to Eliza Adelaide, second daughter of Mr James Dicker, Wynyard
known children:, born Wynyard
* 1900 - Henry Richard 'Harry' Dart
* 1902 - William Edward Dart
* 1904 - Winifred Eliza Dart
* 1907 - Greta Adeline Dart
* 1908 - Florence Mary Dart
lived: Diprose home (brother's inlaws) 'Bass View' Yolla, Tasmania
died: 14 April 1954 aged 79 in Wynyard
Advocate, 15 April 1954 ~ DEATH
DART - On April 14, at the Spencer Hospital, Wynyard, Eliza Adelaide, dearly loved wife of Richard Dart (Bass Highway, Wynyard) and loved mother of Henry (Yolla), William (Hobart). Winifred (Mrs V. Webberley, Wynyard), Greta (deceased) and Florence (Mrs Robinson, Flinders Island); aged 70 years
DART - The funeral of the late Eliza Adelaide Dart is appointed to leave the Methodist Church, Wynyard, after a service commencing at 3.30pm on Friday, April 16, for interment in the Somerset cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Lusted and Son, Funeral Directors, phone 35 Wynyard
Advocate, 22 April 1954 ~ OBITUARY
Mrs E. A. DART The death of Mrs Eliza A. Dart occurred at the Spencer Hospital, Wynyard. Mrs Dart had been in failing health for some time. The deceased was the second eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Dicker and was born at Modbury, South Australia in 1875. In 1900 she married Mr Richard Dart of Wynyard. In 1950 Mr and Mrs Dart celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs Dart was of a retiring nature, but a characteristic which was outstanding throughout her life was her constant devotion to the church. The funeral at the Methodist Church, Wynyard and at the Somerset cemetery was conducted by the Rev D. Fox and attended by many relatives and friends. Chief mourners were the husband, Mr and Mrs Harry Dart (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs Webberley (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs C. Robinson (daughter). Messrs Arthur, Alfred Dicker, Devonport, and Mr Hedley Dicker, Yolla (brothers), Mrs E. M. Dart, east Wynyard (sister), Miss A. Dart (sister-in-law).
Carriers were Messrs T. L. and M. L. Hamilton, C. Griffiths and T. Tyrrell. Among the floral tributes were those from the Wynyard Methodist Church and choir members, Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Engine-men, Gregory and Foster, Mr and Mrs Reg Hay

... 5 ...
1876 - 1953 William Thomas Dicker

born: 4 Dec 1876
married: Ellen 'May' Grace DIPROSE (1881-1961) 19 May 1909 in Yolla. 6th of 10 children of Thomas Children Diprose & Mary Gould/Goold - also see (..9..)
NOTE Thomas Children Diprose was the 6th of 15 children of Isaac Diprose & *Elizabeth French and a grandson of Thomas Diprose & Elizabeth Children. *Elizabeth French's parents were Francis French & Mary Oliver, who were the ggg grandparents of Edith Dicker & her husband Jim French below
their known children:
* 1911 - 2002 Ernest Thomas 'Ernie' Dicker
* 1912 - 1988 Cyril James Dicker
* 1915 - Vida Mary Dicker
* 1919 - 1997 Edith Emmeline 'Edie' Dicker (later Mrs Trevor Clarence 'Jim' French 1920-1997, see NOTE above)
* 1924 - 1989 Leo William Dicker
died: 13 Oct 1953 aged 76
Advocate, 14 Oct 1953 ~ DEATH
DICKER - On Tuesday, October 13, at his residence, Margaret Street, East Devonport, William Thomas, dearly loved husband of May Dicker and loving father of Ernie (Queensland), Cyril (Yolla), Vida (East Devonport), Edie (Mrs T. C. French, Hagley) and Leo (Burnie); in his 77th year
DICKER - The funeral of the late William Thomas Dicker is appointed to leave the East Devonport Methodist Church, to-morrow (Thursday Oct 15) after a short service commencing at 2pm for the Devonport Cemetery - Haslock & Gillard, A.F.D.A., 37 Steele st., Devonport, 'phone 357
Advocate, 20 Oct 1953 ~ OBITUARY

Mr William Thomas Dicker, who died at his residence, East Devonport, last Tuesday, was in his 77th year. He was born in Modbury, South Australia and was still a lad when his family migrated to Wynyard and from there helped pioneer one of the first farms at Yolla.
While at Yolla, he tool a great interest in open air sport and prior to the district obtaining a recreation ground, paddocks on his farm were set aside for cricket, football and the annual Yolla sports. Mr Dicker himself was well known as an athlete and cricketer.
He was a prominent member of the Yolla Methodist Church being a trustee, steward and treasurer and at East Devonport attended as regularly as possible.
The funeral was at the Devonport Public Cemetery on Thursday after a service at the Methodist Church, East Devonport. The Rev. J. L. Cousins conducted both services.
Mr Dick us survived by his widow, three sons, Ernest, Cyril and Leo, two daughters, Vida and Edie (Mrs T. C. French) and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Messrs S. Jordan, L. Connell, R. Morse, P. French, A. W. Badcock and A. Smith and carriers were Messrs Eric McCulloch, Roy, William and Harry Dart.
Among the many floral tributes were those from the East Devonport Methodist Church, Yolla Methodist Church, Yolla Sunday School, nursing staff Devon Hospital Latrobe, staff of the School Dental Clinic Service, staff of the Yolla Area School and employees of F. H. Haines Pty. Ltd. He married Miss May Diprose and continued to live at Yolla until he retired in 1944, when he and his wife settled at East Devonport.
Will: William Thomas Dicker formerly of Yolla but late of Devonport in Tasmania, Retired Farmer. On the thirteenth day of October 1853 at East Devonport ... granted to Cyril James Dicker of Yolla aforesaid Farmer and Vida Mary Dicker of East Devonport aforesaid Nursing Sister the lawful son and daughter of the said deceased the executors named in the said will and Codicil NOTE The amendment was that on 16 March 1938 William removed his son Ernest (formerly a Labourer of Devonport but now of East Barron, Queensland) as an executor and replaced him with his daughter Vida

... 6 ...
1878 - 1950 Annie Florence Dicker

born: 18 Aug 1878
married: David Thomas JONES (1869-1953) in Burnie, Tasmania 29 Aug 1900
- son of David Jones & Lucy Maddap Coppin
known children: born Wynyard
* 1901 - Dorothy Victoria Jones
* 1902 - Adelaide May Jones
* 1904 - Gladys Lilian Jones
* 1906 - Flora Phyllis Jones
* 1910 - Pearl Kathleen Jones twin
* 1910 - Ruby Irene Jones twin
died: 25 Aug 1950 aged 72

... 7 ...
1880 - 1963 Esther Ann Dicker

born: 30 Nov 1880
married: Arthur Berridge MURFETT (1867-1946) 18 June 1903 at Camp Creek, Tasmania
- son of David Murfett (1842-1921) & Frances 'Fanny' Berridge (1832-1880)
NOTE David Murfett was a son of *Samuel Murfet (1809-1859 [note spelling] brother of David Murfet, (see ... 10 ...)
their known children:, born Wynyard
* 1904 - Minnie May Murfett
* 1906 - Nellie Edna Murfett
* 1912 - Frederick Arthur Murfett
died: 2 Dec 1963 aged 83

... 8 ...
1882 - 1885 Herbert Henry Dicker

born: 16 July 1882
died: 2 June 1885 aged 2
The South Australian Advertiser, 4 June 1885 ~ DEATH
DICKER - On the 2nd of June, at Ladywood Farm, Modbury, after two days illness, Herbert Henry, the youngest dearly beloved son of James and M. A. Dicker, aged 2 years and 6 weeks (sic) - should read 6 weeks from 2 years

... 9 ...
1884 - 1948 Ada Edith Dicker

born: 27 Dec 1884
married: Herbert 'Sydney' George DIPROSE (1887-1956) 19 July 1911. 9th of 10 children of Thomas Children Diprose & Mary Gould/Goold - also see (..5..)
NOTE his father, Thomas Children Diprose was the 6th of 15 children of Isaac Diprose & Elizabeth French and a grandson of Thomas Diprose & Elizabeth Children
North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times, 24 July 1911 ~ WEDDING
A pretty wedding was celebrated at the Methodist Church, Wynyard, on Wednesday afternoon, the contracting parties being Mr. Sydney Diprose, youngest son of Mr. Thomas Diprose, Yolla, and Miss Ada Dicker, youngest daughter of Mrs. James Dicker, Wynyard. The Rev. Mr. Lester performed the ceremony. As the bridal party entered the church Mrs. Hamilton played the wedding march, and the choir sang 'The voice that breathed o'er Eden.' The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Alfred Dicker, wore a charming dress of cream sicilian, prettily braided, the bodice being also trimmed with lace and buttons; the customary wreath and veil were worn, and the shower bouquet was composed of white Japanese chrysanthemums and long trailers of bridal wreath. The bridesmaids were two little neices of the bride, Dorothy Jones and Esther Dart, both having simple cream cashmere frocks, and carried bouquets and wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Leslie Diprose supported his brother as best man. After the ceremony about 40 relatives and friends were entertained at the residence of the bride's mother, where the usual toasts were honored after which Mr. and Mrs. Diprose left for their future home at Yolla. The bride's travelling dress was a costume of maroon striped cloth, pretty cream vest, and hat of the same color. The bridegroom's gifts to tho bride were a gold brooch, set with pearls and rubies, and gold and amethyst pendant. The bride's gift to the bridegroom being a pair of gold sleeve links. The presents were very numerous, including many pieces of silverware and several cheques
their known children:
* 1913 - 2006 Ella Jean Diprose
* 1915? - Joy Irene Diprose
died: 25 Jan 1948 aged 63

... 10 ...
1887 - 1969 Hedley Bowhey Dicker

born: 5 March 1887
service: enlisted 19 Aug 1914 from Pontville, Tasmania. Australian Imperial Force Driver #402, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron, embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914, NOK Mother, Mrs Mary Ann Dicker, East Wynyard, Tasmania, returned to Australia 5 July 1915
married: Elvie Murfett 31 Oct 1923 in Yolla
- daughter of Robert Murfett (1864-1949) & Adelaide Mary Williamson (1866-1918)
NOTE Robert Murfett was the 6th of 12 children of Robert Murfett (1840-1917) & his 2nd wife Sophia Sizer (1860-1890) and grandson of *Robert Murfet (1810-1890, brother of Samuel Murfet, (see ... 7 ...)
WEDDING DICKER-MURFETT Yolla was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, October 31st in the Methodist Church by the Rev. Hactley. When Miss Elvie Murfett, second daughter of Mr. Robert Murfett, of Henrietta, was married to Mr. Hedley B. Dicker, of Yolla. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father clad in a becoming gown of ivory, crepe de chine, prettily worked and beaded finished with hand-made flowers round waist. She wore a pretty veil and orange blossom loaned by Mrs. A Jones, and carried a shower bouquet of azalea-rhododendron, Lily of the Valley and asparagus fern, tied with white tulle. Miss Rillis Murfett (1901-1989), sister of the bride, wore a pale pink, frock of crepe de chine elaborately beaded in pale blue, and sheered round, the waist finished with, a large, hand-made flower: she wore a black tulle hat with pink and blue flowers, and carried a bouquet of pale pink, stocks and asparagus. The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaid was a gold wristlet watch. The little maid of honor, Lorna Herbert, niece of the bride, wore powder blue, carrying a white satin cushion, and wore the bride groom's'gift, a gold curb bangle. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. W. Trebilco. About seventy guests sat down to a wedding tea at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr. T. Herbert, at Henrietta. The dining room decorations were in pink and white. In the centre of the table was a handsome three-decker cake. A very enjoyable evening was spent in games. The hostess, Mrs. Herbert (sister of the bride) wore a navy twill frock trimmed with
steel. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a xylonite brush comb and mirror, and the bride's to the bridegroom a travelling case. They received a large number of presents, including many cheques. The bride travelled in a navy twill costume with silk braid, and wore a mastic hat. The bride and bridegroom left by motor amid showers of confetti for their honeymoon, which is being spent in Hobart. Mr. and Mrs. Dicker 's home will be in Yolla.
known children:
* 1925 - 1925 James Dicker
died: 6 June 1969 aged 82, buried Yolla

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1889 - 1958 Arthur Robert Dicker

born: 14 Aug 1889
North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times, 20 Oct 1916 ~ TABLE CAPE EXEMPTIONS
Arthur Robert Dicker, Wynyard, exempted until February 18. Applicant has three brothers, one at the front and two married. He has twice been rejected for active service and since then had put in a great deal of crop. He had a farm of his own and assisted in looking after his brother's farm. One married brother was a bootmaker at Devonport.
married: Emma Florence 'Flossie' Trebilco, 5 Nov 1919
- 10th of 13 children of Thomas Trebilcock (1837-1912) of Cornwall & Margaret Jane Mulligan (1851-1926) of Canada (both buried Kindred, Tasmania)
Daily Telegraph, 10 Nov 1919 ~ WEDDING
A pretty wedding took place in the Kindred Methodist Church, Forth, on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Miss Emma Florence Trebilco, youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Mrs Trebilco, of Mount Harmony Kindred, and Arthur Robert Dicker, of Yolla. There was a large gathering present The church was beautifully decorated by the friends of the bride. As the bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Mr G. P. Trebilco, by whom she was given away, the choir sang "The voice that breathed o'er Eden.' Miss Thelma Mott presided at the organ. The bride was becomingly attired in a white crepe dechene dress embroidered with silk and pearl trimmings, and was attended by her cousin, Miss May Gibson, and Miss Flo Lindus as bridesmaids, who wore pink voile and white silk dresses respectively and carried the usual posies. The bride wore the usual veil and orange blossom, lent by her cousin, Mrs Kemp, and carried a lovely bouquet made by Miss Flo Lindus, of Launceston. The bride knelt on a cushion made and given by Mrs L. Diprose. As the bridal party was leaving the church the 'Wedding March' was played by Miss Rockliff, of Barrington. An adjournment was then made to the home of Mr. G. P. Trebilco, where about sixty guests were entertained at breakfast by Mrs G. P. Trebilco. The Rev. Doberty proposed the health of bride and bridegroom, and Mr Dicker responded. The bridesmaids were toasted by Mr. Reg Trebilco and the parents of bride and bridegroom by Rev C. J. Johansen, to which Mr Dicker responded. The bridegrooms gift to the bride was a beautiful gold pendant and fur cape. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a set of gold sleeve links. While the bridesmaids were the recipients of a wristlet watch and Nellie Stewart bangle respectively from the bridegroom. The presents were numerous and costly, including many cheques, and also a silver teapot and silver cake basket and fork from the members of the Methodist Church in recognition of the valuable help Mrs Dicker had rendered them as organist. During the afternoon Mr and Mrs Dicker left per motor for their future home at Yolla, the bride travelling in a navy blue costume, black hat trimmed with crushed strawberries and gold.
died: 23 Aug 1958 aged 69, buried Devonport

TIMELINE for this Dicker family
South Australian Register, 3 Aug 1874 ~ DISTRICT COUNCIL
TEATREE GULLY, July 27 Present - Councillors Daw (Chair), Campbell, MacPharlin, Smith, Mr P. Gaylard appointed Chairman and Treasurer. Constables' list confirmed. The following appointed - Wm Vile, John Shield, R. S. Kelly, jun., James Dicker, James Roberts, Joseph Rehn, Chas. Westphal

South Australian Register, 5 March 1890 ~ MOVING to Wynyard, Tasmania
On Tuesday, March 11, at 12 o'clock sharp AT MODBURY
J. C. Wilkinson is instructed by Mr James Dicker, who is leaving the colony, to sell as above all his Farm Stock, Implements, Hay, Furniture, &c., &c.

James Dicker died 21 Aug 1901 in Yolla, Tasmania aged 60
Mary Ann Dicker died 12 Nov 1919 in Yolla, Tasmania aged 73

Eliza Adelaide Dicker
(see child ... 4)

Ellen Axup, New Zealand

The AXUP family in New Zealand
James Axup (1808-1887) was born in Yorkshire, England. He married Mary Cooke (1813-1881) in Yorkshire on 26 Jan 1836. They both died in Yorkshire.
There were a number of children but their oldest, Aaron 'Henry' Axup is the only one found to date to have emigrated to NZ...

1836 - 1895 Aaron 'Henry' Axup
born in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire
married Fanny Dyer (1833-1919) in Preston, Lancashire in 1857
the known children of Henry & Fanny
* 1857 - 1857 Anne Margaret Axup
..1 1858 - 1942 Katherine Emma 'Kate' Axup (+ Wastney NZ)
..2 1859 - 1934 Walter Eustace Axup (+ Ross NZ)
* 1861 - 1867 Frederick Bowling Axup (aged 6 in Buckinghamshire)
..3 1862 - 1941 Ellen Axup (+ Hurley NZ)
Henry arrived into Lyttelton 26 Sep 1862 on the barque 'Mersey'. However, the passenger report suggests he came on his own. Read obituary of his son Walter below which says he (Walter) arrived on the 'Ben Ledi' in 1877. Did Henry come to set up for his family? Did Fanny and the children arrive much later?

..1 1858 - 1942 Katherine Emma 'Kate' Axup
..2 1859 - 1934 Walter Eustace Axup
..3 1862 - 1941 ELLEN Axup

TIMELINE of their father HENRY AXUP

..3 1862 - 1941 ELLEN AXUP
born Berkshire, England
[In March 1918 at the monthly meeting of the Palmerston North Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, the resignation of Sister E. Axup from the position of night charge sister was accepted
* In 1919 Ellen was the acting-matron at Nelson Hospital, when testifying at the Death Of Child In A Car
Ellen married Jeremiah Hurley 31 March 1929 when she was 67 and they were living in Featherston in 1934 (in brother Walter's obituary)

On 14 Jan 1886 His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Major Jervois, returned to Wellington. Miss Axup (either Ellen or Kate) attended the Citizens' Ball .. lots of info and name dropping in this account

ELLEN HURLEY died 9 July 1941 aged 78
- nothing else known at this time, your help would be appreciated


UPOKONGARO (more correctly, Ūpokongaro) is a settlement 12km upriver from Wanganui (now Whanganui) in the Makirikiri Valley. Settled by Europeans in the 1860s, it was an important ferry crossing and riverboat stop. A spectacular discovery of moa bones was made in the area in the 1930s.

The village's name in Māori, ūpoko (head) ngaro (hidden), refers to a story of how chief's daughter Ira-nga-rangi arranged to have her head removed upon her death and hidden by relatives, who feared it might be desecrated by enemies. Supposedly the preserved head was hidden in a cave on the banks of the Ūpokongaro Stream north of the settlement, from which the village takes its name.
At the time of European contact, both Ūpokongaro and adjacent settlements Waipakura and Kukuta were home to the Ngāti Patutokotoko hapū of the iwi Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. Ngāti Iringirangi and Nga Paerangi are also noted as being present.
The fortified hilltop pā at Ūpokongaro was called Opiu; during the tense times of the 1840s, Opiu was pulled down and abandoned.

Waipakura, south of Ūpokongaro, was one of a number of native reserves set aside in the 1848 Deed of Sale; some of it was leased to settlers in the 1860s.
Ūpokongaro was described as a "small pā" in 1865 and Māori settlement persisted until at least the 1880s.
The pā site at Opiu was used as a refuge for settlers' wives and children in 1862, when there were fears of Hau Hau war parties, and was later turned into a redoubt.

In 1866, settler John Kennedy built a hotel and a store (later the post office); during the 1870s and '80s, the local name for Ūpokongaro was "Kennedy's". A school was built in 1870, known from 1873–1879 as the North Makirikiri or "River Bank" school.
The schoolroom functioned for Anglican services in the mid 1870s, but in 1877 St Mary's Anglican Church was built. Designed by local architect Edward Morgan and built by John Randal, St Mary's is distinctive in having a spire with a triangular cross-section, on a four-sided steeple. Its stained glass window was installed in 1879, in memory of Archibald Montgomery, a young Upokongaro man lost in the sinking of the clipper Avalanche in the English Channel just before the church was completed.
St Mary's is the oldest church in the Whanganui District on its original site.

In the 1930s, thousands of moa bones were recovered from mud springs in the Upokongaro Valley at Makirikiri by a Wanganui Museum expedition. Life-sized concrete moa sculptures commemorating this can be seen on the main road outside the Upokongaro Cafe.

Evening Post, 6 July 1878

A sad and fatal accident occurred at Upokongaro near Wanganui on Monday last, of which the following account is given by the Herald:- A shoemaker named Philip Rowland (born 1824, Marylebone, m Emma Beaumont), while crossing the yard at the back of Kennedy's Hotel, passed a horse, left standing and tied to the fence; and in passing, patted the horse's flank. The animal in kicking out struck him in the lower abdomen, inflicting terrible injuries and such suffering as could only have been relieved by instant death, The agonised groans of the unfortunate man brought assistance and the poor fellow was placed upon a couch. A messenger dispatched with all speed to town soon returned with Dr Earle, who strove ineffectually to afford even a temporary relief. Nothing could be done to save the injured man, who, in the most terrible pain, lingered for some hours and expired in paroxysms of agony.

Wanganui Chronicle, 30 Sep 1880

A second charge was preferred against A. Georgetti, of obstructing H. J. Reid, foreman of Works to the Wangaehu Highway Board, in opening up a portion of the Upokongaro Road running through Georgetti's property. After some evidence had been taken, the case was adjourned for three week, to permit of further evidence being produced as to the road being a legal one

Wanganui Chronicle, 23 April 1881

NOTICE is hereby given that the Electoral Rolls of the above county may be seen at the office of the County Council, Rutland Chambers, Ridgway-street, Wanganui and copies of these of each riding at the following places until the 15th May 1881:-
Riding Waitotara, at Mr John Brown's, Maxwelltown
Riding Westmere, at Mr T. Root's. Springvale
Riding Warrengate, at Harvey's Store, Campbelltown
Riding Waipakuru, at Mr Kennedy's Store, Upokongaro
Riding Makirikiri, at Residence of Mr W. Strachan, No.3 Line
Mangawhere, at Residence of Mr C. Parker, Makirikiri
Brunswick, at Mr J. Walker's River Bank.
EDWARD N. LIFFITON, Clerk, Wanganui County (Edward Nolloth Liffiton 1843-1923)

Timaru Herald, 24 August 1881

Judge Fenton proceeded to Upokongaro to-day. The natives are much disgusted that he did not permit them to take him up the river, 100 men in two large canoes having been sent by Kemp to bring him up to the Court. Twenty had been intended to dance a war-dance in his honor, but the natives considered themselves shabbily treated and the preparations fell through

Wanganui Herald, 31 Oct 1881
(Before His Honor the Chief Justice)
The hearing of the case of Georgetti v The Wangaehi Highway Board was resumed at 10 o'clock this morning, the following additional witnesses for the defendants being called:
Arthur Filmer (1856-1920, Land Agent, m Henrietta Green (1859-1906). They had 10 children, 7 born in Wanganui, the others in USA. They died in California), a resident in the Upokongaro valley from 1877 to the present time, gave evidence as to the existence of a gate across "Barton's line" place there by Mr Georgetti. On each side of the Matatara branch line there were some poplar posts recently put in, but whether as trees or as a protection for the fence witness could not say. The paddock adjoining this branch line was never used as a garden and the pure-bred bull alluded to by previous witnesses was now grazing in it. The nearest Maori settlement was an old pah, about a mile and a half up the Valley, but this was the other side of the creek from the road.
By Mr Fitzherbert - Mr Georgetti's place had been rather overstocked of late and he could manage his cattle just as well after as before the road was laid off. The damage done to the Matatara branch line in April last, so far as the gaps are concerned, would be covered by 20s. The gap in the thorn fence was made before April.
Re-examined by Mr Hutchison - Witness was not particularly interested in Mr Barton's line, but merely wanted a road up the valley.
Roland Garrett, engineer and surveyor, formerly acting for the Board, deposed that he had at different times found some of the pegs of Barton's line. The gaps made in Mr Georgetti's fences were on the Matatara branch line. Mr Georgetti was well aware of the direction this line was to take. The land along Barton's line and its branches had never been occupied by native buildings or cultivations.
J. I. Gerse (Sheep Inspector) (John Ivo Gerse 1822-1899, native of Belgium) stated that in April last, the day after the alleged breaking down of fences, Mr Georgetti mustered his sheep without difficulty and returned the numbers at 1,800. On the 31st May he made a formal return of 1,700.
William Patrick Campbell, manager for three years past of Dr Grace's property in the Upokongaro Valley, stated that in April last he went with Mr Reid and Mr Cullinane to open up Barton 's line. They broke through two fences only, one on the main road and the other on the Matarata branch. There was an imperfect thorn fence diagonally across the branch line, but there was no occasion to break it down, as there were gaps in it. No other damage, beyond cutting down the two fences, was done to Mr Georgetti or his son, that the pure-bred bull (alleged to have escaped through the opening up of the line) had been in the habit of breaking out of the paddock. When witness was on the property in April last it had a board over its eyes to prevent its breaking out. Witness had since seen the bull in the same paddock it occupied in April last.
Cross-examined by Mr Fitzherbert - The stoppage of the culverts through cutting down fences might have caused Georgetti's land to be flooded and the gaps in the fence might have enabled cattle to escape on to the general run/ Witness's employer (Dr Grace) ws anxious that the Mangaone branch should be opened up, but as to Barton's line as a whole, he did not care which direction the road went. provided that one was made.
John Cullinane, a settler in the Matatara Valley (and the defendant in the second action brought by Mr Georgetti) corroborated the last witness as to the thorn fence being full of gaps when Mr Read and the others (including witness) went up in April last to open Barton's line. Mr Georgetti had since mended the fence, all but one gap.
Cross-examined by Mr Fitzherbert; Witness had done some work on the cutting across the creek since the alleged trespass and expected the Board to pay for it.
The mid-day adjournment then took place. The case will last until a late hour to-day, if not to-morrow.

Otago Daily Times, 11 Jan 1883

WELLINGTON. The Hon, Mr Bryce (Hon. john Bryce) received a few days ago, a communication from Tapatahi, a chief in the King country, in which he stated that he had seen Mr Bryce's letter to Wahanui. Tapatahi says that it was Tawhiao who with held his consent to the proposals embodied in the letter. In his opinion the arrangements with regard to roads and railways and other matters were in a satisfactory position. Tapatahi further asks that fair and liberal compensation should be given to Natives. He though that people who had committed crimes in that district should be allowed to go at large and an amnesty granted them. Tawhiao should be taken in charge and treated as one would a loving child. In conclusion, the chief mentions that the Natives are favourable to a Lands Court at Mokau and to the survey of land between Paraninihi and Mokau.
In replying to the chief, Mr Bryce says that his last words to Tawhio had gone to Wahanui and they had been rejected. The construction of roads and railways through the Maori county would be of immense benefit alike to Natives and Europeans. As regarded the reference to an amnesty being granted, it was a question as to whether those who had committed crimes were now acting properly and if they are or are not likely to commit crimes in future. The proposal for the survey was a good one and it was hoped that before any lengthened period the roads and railways would be gone on with. It is understood that Mr Bryce will leave for Kawhia forwards the end of the month, for the purpose of arranging for the opening of that port.
WANGANUI - Tawhiao, with nearly 200 King Natives and accompanied by Topia, the great Taupo chief, reached Upokongaro, seven miles from here, this morning. The whole party is expected in Wanganui to-morrow. The Natives of this district have made great preparations and are very enthusiastic. No preparations for reception have been arranged by Europeans

Hawke's Bay Herald, 2 May 1884

Am extensive fire occurred last night at Upokongaro, about seven miles from Wanganui, the residence of Mr Spencer Peel (Spencer William 1858-1913) being burnt to the ground. Nothing was saved except a valuable diamond in a gold bracelet, which was afterwards recovered from the debris and a gun which cost 60 guineas at Home. The origin of the fire is not known as Mr and Mrs Peel (Adelaide Cowper 1862-1955) were absent for the evening, having taken every precaution against fire before leaving. The insurance is £700 in the Colonial office, £200 being on the house, £200 on the furniture and £200 on the other contents. The house was an old one and the insurance about covers its value but the loss on the contents is estimated to be much above the insurances, as Mr Peel had a large amount of jewellery and other valuable property in the place

Wanganui Herald, 24 Aug 1889

Aramoho - 11am Rev T. L. Tudor (Thomas Lloyd Tudor 1821-1900 first vicar of Motueka)
- his son, Edmund Lichmore Tudor, starved to death in 1905
Brunswick - 11 am Rev P. L. Cameron
Wangaehu - 11am Mr Baker
Maxwelltown - 2.30pm Mr Menzies
Waitotara - 3pm Mr Cox
Opokongaro - 3pm Rev T. L. Tudor
Churton College - 7pm Rev J. W. Chapman

Poverty Bay Herald, 18 April 1890

On Wednesday the Ministerial party returned by the Wanganui river from a trip along the Main Trunk line. The Hons. Fergus and Captain Russell landed at Upokongaro and took horse to catch the midday train at Aramoho for Wellington. All speak highly of the magnificent country and Mr Christie Murray declares the Wanganui river to be the most beautiful of any he has yet seen in the world.

Wanganui Chronicle, 10 Nov 1891

We regret to hear that Mr Charles Smith of Upokongaro is in a low and dangerous state of health after a severe attack of the prevailing complaint. Mr J. Bain too, who had rallied considerably, has we regret to hear, had another bad turn of his complaint.

Wanganui Herald, 30 Dec 1891

TENDERS are invited until 2pm on Wednesday, 6th January 1892, for additions to St Mary's Church, Upokongaro. Plans, &c, to be seen at my office. A. ATKINS, F.R.I.B.A., Architect

Wanganui Herald, 5 Sep 1893

TENDERS will be received by the undersigned to 30th September, 1892, on behalf of Mrs Willis, for the lease for a term of 5 or 10 years of 85½ acres of land at Upokongaro, as a whole or in eight sections as at present occupied. The land is situated close to the Upokongaro Township and has a frontage to the River Bank and Mangawhero Roads. A plan showing the different lots and condition of lease, can be seen at my office. H. E. DYMOCK, Agent, Ridgway Street, Wanganui

Wanganui Herald, 4 Nov 1893

To travel this season in the following districts, the Clydesdal Stallion KING OF THE CLANS.
Mondays - Upokongaro
Tuesdays - Brunswick to Kai Iwi
Wednesdays - Kai Iwi to Nukumaru
Thursdays - Nukumaru to Waitotara
RENDELL, WATSON & CO., Proprietors

Wanganui Chronicle, 5 Sep 1894

WANTED Known - The party who took or removed the perforated zinc from Mrs Dickson's at Upokongaro, after Mr Barn's sale, between Saturday and Monday, will oblige by leaving their names either with Mr Barns or returning the same to Mrs Dickson. Otherwise, if not returned immediately, a prosecution will follow

Wanganui Herald, 15 Jan 1897

UPOKONGARO, April 1894, Mr Nosworthy Herbalist, Wanganui - Dear Sir, I have great pleasure in bearing testimony to the wonderful efficacy of you "Triumph Cough Mixture" as the four bottles I purchased from you cured me of a very troublesome cough that I had suffered from for over twenty years - yours truly, William Caines

Wanganui Chronicle, 23 Sep 1904

A Drag will leave Jefferson's at 7pm for Upokongaro Dance on the 23rd

Sergeant-Major William Rufus Churchouse, Opotiki 1865

William Rufus Churchouse (1842-1916) was born in Godney, Somerset, England. He enrolled, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on 20 Jan 1864 (registration number 41) for the Armed Constabulary. He stated he was 5' 8", an accountant aged 22 and single.
He arrived in New Zealand on the 'Gresham' in 1864 (with 422 other soldier of the Melbourne Contingent Taranaki Military Settlers). He served with the Taranaki Military Settlers Commissariat Transport Corps and was also at Pipiriki, Opotiki

Taranaki Herald, 7 Jan 1865

The Age (Melbourne), 11 Nov 1865 OPOTIKI, New Zealand
We have received from Mr W. E.(sic, William Rufus) Churchouse, Sergeant-Major of the East Coast Expeditionary Force, Opotiki, NZ, the following letter, dated 8th October, relative to the war:- Sir, — Since last writing to you, little has occurred here worth mentioning, till the 5th inst., when a smart engagement took place with the rebels at a native village and pa, about four miles from our camp, which ended in the capture of the pa, and the total rout of the rebels, who left thirty-three men dead on the field, the loss on our side being three killed and nine wounded, a list of whom I have attached below.
Early on the morning of the 5th, Major McDonnell, with four officers and fifty rank and file of the native contingent, left the camp on a reconnoitering expedition. After being out about two hours, a quantity of cattle was seen near an old village we had burnt some days previous, on attempting to drive them off, they were fired on by a party of rebels, who had not before been seen.
The contingent gave chase and followed them about half a mile, into a pa that had been built within the last few days, situated near a river with a swamp on one side. Major M'Donnell, seeing this place could be easily surrounded, sent back a man to camp for reinforcements, and threw out his handful of men in skirmishing order in front of the pa, to prevent if possible, the escape of the rebels till further reinforcements arrived.
About an hour after, the remainder of the native contingent, with about twenty of the cavalry under Lieutenant McPherson, arrived, and shortly after, Captain Newlands and Ross's companies of Rangers, when the pa was completely surrounded. The firing was now kept up heavily on both sides; several of our men were wounded, and one killed. About this time, two p.m., a party of the rebels came down from a neighboring pa, about a mile distant, to attempt the rescue of their men in the pa; and attempted to turn our left flank. This was prevented by our small troop of cavalry, under Lieutenant McPherson, who, dismounting half his men, threw them out in skirmishing order, and gradually retiring, drew the rebels some distance out on the plain, to where the remainder of his troop was stationed, when, suddenly mounting their horses, orders wore given to charge.
This was brilliantly executed. The rebels, panic struck, fled leaving nine dead and one prisoner severely wounded in our hands.
No other attempt was made to rescue them by their comrades aud thinking perhaps that discretion is the better part of valor, they retreated to a pa on the spur of some ranges near to watch the issue of the conflict with their less fortunate comrades in the pa we had surrounded.
Troop Sergeant-Major L. O. Kenrick and Farrier-Major, F. De Courcey Duff, of the cavalry troop, received great praise for the gallant manner in which they led the charge. One trooper only received a slight wound in the heel; several of the horses received gun-shot wounds.
About four p.m., Major Stapp arrived from camp with another company and a six pounder gun, and took command. The firing was kept up till dusk, when the rebels commenced a parley, and demanded the terms of surrender. They were told they must lay down their arms, and surrender unconditionally. On their asking for time to consider, an hour was granted.
At the expiration of the hour, one of them came out and had a conversation with the friendly natives and stated they had all agreed to surrender. At this point, some misunderstanding appears to have occurred amongst our men. The Maories in the pa commenced crying cut 'Haere mai, haero mai, pakeha (come here, come here, white man). Some of the men, thinking they had given in, went up to the pa and commenced shaking hands with them. At this moment, they gave a yell, and rushed out of the pa, threw themselves on our men and made for the swamp, This was so quickly done, and a lot of our men being mixed up with them, a little resistance was made for a moment. Luckily, they took a direction right on to where a party of our men were posted, and forced themselves through the midst of them. A sharp struggle ensued, our men bayoneting them as fast as they could use their rifles.
Twenty three bodies were left dead on the field, and numbers more must be lying in the swamp as our men chased them into it, keeping up a heavy fire on them till they were lost in the gloom of the swamp.
The pa was now destroyed, and the men camped on spot that night. Two of the rebels killed were recognised as Hau-hau priests, having red crosses on their breasts; also one named Heremeta Kunpaera, the man who placed the rope round the neck of the Rev. Mr Volkner, and who afterwards assisted in decapitating him.
NOTE about Carl Sylvius Völkner (1819-1865).
On 2 March 1865 Carl Sylvius Völkner, a German-born missionary, was hanged from a willow tree near his church at Ōpōtiki. Followers of a new religion, Pai Marire, who suspected Völkner of spying for the government, were held responsible.

Our casualties for the day were as follow: —
* Private Thos. Melville Brown, P.R., killed
* Private Charles Ratsay, No. 8 Co., killed
* Private Patrick Parsons, No. 8 Co., killed
* Provost-Sergeant Wm. Constable, P.R., wounded right arm, severely
* Sergeant U. Bourke, No. 8 Co., wounded right leg, severely
* Corporal W. Harris, P.R., wounded right arm, severely
* Private W. Thompson, P.R,, wounded right arm, severely
* Private H. J. Williams, No. 10 Co., wounded right side, slightly
* Private Jas. McEvoy, No. 8 Co., wounded head, severely
* Trooper Lennord, W.Y.C., wounded heel, slightly
* Lieutenant Peta, N.C., wounded groin, slightly
* Private Hare, N.C., wounded right thigh, severely

Early next morning a native came down from the pa on the hill with a flag of truce, and stated they were agreeable to give up the murderers of Mr Volkner. He was sent back with a message to the effect that if they were in earnest it must be done at once, or we should immediately start and attack their pa. Shortly after he came down again, and requested us to return to our camp, and they would follow us back. Major Stapp at one gave orders for the troops to advance. Shortly after starting, the commanding officer, Major Brassey, overtook us, and took command. On arriving near the enemy's position, we found three pas, situated one above the other, on a range of mountains running inland.
The troops having been judiciously placed by the commanding officer, and a party sent round to attack them on the left flank, the first pa was stormed. Immediately we charged the Hau-haus retreated at the back from one pa to the other, and escaped to the neighboring hills, without firing a shot. The whole of these positions were thus taken without resistance. All the whares and palisadings were set on fire and destroyed, as also a large village underneath, at the bottom of the range, in which were stored large quantities of grain, potatoes, kumeras, &c. These were also burnt. After destroying everything in the vicinity of the place, we returned to camp in the afternoon.
The behavior of our men, both English and natives, throughout, was excellent, and our colonial Government cannot but be proud to see that her little army (which has up to the present time met with such marked success) is making rapid strides to justify their expectations of soon being able to put an end to this savage warfare. A few more such lessons as they have received during the last three months, and the Maori rebellion will be a thing of the past, soon forgotten in the advancement of a flourishing colony, blessed with a lasting peace.

The Rev Mr Carl Sylvius Völkner (1819-1865)