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Lois Farrow lives with her husband in Christchurch, New Zealand, and is proud of her two adult children and seven grandchildren. Lois enjoys doing voluntary work in the community and
2012
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Edmund Foley arrived in New Zealand in 1839. The story of Edmund and his descendents is the subject of Christine Clement's entry in the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
Genealogy Record
This article on Everard Francis Buckworth (1853-1902) was written by Christine Clement and entered into the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
Genealogy Record
This article on Joseph Harris Smallman (1839-1925) was written by Christine Clement and entered into the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
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The Military Record of Andrew Dougall Blair is at the United Kingdom National Archives. Reference ADM 240/38/782, it is subject to Crown Copyright, which allows for a transcription to be
2015
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On Sunday 2 October free guided tours were given of the Brain Watkins House at 233 Cameron Road (corner Elizabeth St & Cameron Rd) in Tauranga as part of Local
2016
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Looking wrong? Archived version here. “Dear Trish,” the letter said, “you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer...” Oh, God. Not again. The dermatologist’s letter made it clear.  I was not to
2012
Genealogy Record
Looking wrong? Archived here. I remember my grandfather as a dignified old man, with a moustache and a kindly disposition. I remember watching him as he sat at the big
2012
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Looking wrong? Archived here. His name was Jimmy Paradise.  When he hobbled along the street towards me, leaning on his long wooden crutch, I would cringe with fear in case
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Looking wrong? Archived here. My grandparents were elderly; for a child, the eternal elderly. They were Granny and Pop and there never was a time when they weren’t Granny and
2012
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Archived verion here. Nestled away between the tall hills of the Karangahake Gorge rests what was once the focal point of Waikato’s gold rush; the township of Waikino. In the
2012
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Looking wrong? Archived here: I will start by saying that I guess this piece of writing could be described as a celebration of some places in the North Island of
2012
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Originally version archived here. In 1966, I ‘seagulled’ - that is, casually worked on the wharf, which I had done since 1961. Of all the labouring jobs I did -
2012
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Original archived here Like those who found their way to New Zealand so long ago as well as more recently, I am about to embark on a new journey to
2012
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Archived here Waitangi. Nga Puhi tribal territory. This is a place all New Zealanders should try to visit. There you’ll find the story that’s relevant to our history and our
2012
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Archived version here For the first twenty-one years of my married life, my medicine cupboard opened to only sticking plaster and a packet of aspirin. In 1953 our nearest doctor
2012
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Archived version here Late in 1969, I went to sea. I had heard that stewards on the inter-island ferries earned $60 a week ($900 in today's money) - fifty per
2012
Genealogy Record
This story about Kate Sheppard was Alexandra Tomkinson's entry in the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
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Archived version here. At that quiet place by the busy road between Waihi and Tauranga I sense long-ago voices drifting like smoke in the thin morning air. I look at
2012
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Archived version here Nerd the ageing Viking comes flexing and big-chested. He is positively Bjorn Borg-ing with Nordic sporting brilliance – until he enters the pool. In the water, all
2012