Rachel Hamilton's House (1900)

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Rachel Hamilton's House (1900).


John and Rachel Hamilton (née Lennard) were one of the seventy-seven foundation families of Katikati. They arrived in Auckland, New Zealand with their children on board the Ocean Mail’ on 23 November 1875. They were to have accompanied George Vesey Stewart and his first party of Katikati settlers on board the 'Carisbrooke Castle' in June 1875, with John acting as Stewart's steward in New Zealand, but were delayed by a measles epidemic that claimed one of their children. John Hamilton died in Katikati on 22 July 1892. Emily Surtees photographed Rachel Hamilton's house in Katikati in 1900. Four unidentified people can be seen seated on the front porch, the closest one is likely Rachel who died on 13 August 1904, aged 62, and was buried in the Katikati Cemetery.

Emily Surtees Photographic Collection. Photographer: Emily Surtees (nee Stewart) (eldest child of George Vesey and Margaret Stewart). Courtesy of Elizabeth Smith and Ellen McCormack. Text by Debbie McCauley. Tauranga City Libraries Image Number: 16-287 (Ref: Page 35, 002).

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Rachel Hamilton's House (1900)

First Names:Rachel
Last Name:Hamilton
Date of Birth:c1836
Place of Birth:Anglinacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland
City:Katikati, New Zealand
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Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -37.5519144,175.9197547

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