Emily and Robert Hunter and children (1900)

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Emily and Robert Hunter and children (1900).

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Robert Hunter was born in Blackheath, Near Greenwich, Kent, England in 1850. He is said to have arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Carisbrooke Castle' in 1875 and to have met his future wife, Emily Gertrude Crossley, daughter of Reverend John Crossley, on board. The couple were married in Auckland on 29 January 1876. Their first child, Gertrude Thornton Hunter, born on 14 September 1876 at Fairlight, Katikati, is said be the first European girl born and registered in the Katikati district.

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: 16-353 (Ref: Page 51, 004).

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