Sunday, October 9, 2011

Early Thames & Auckland (NZ) Residents

A wonderful supplement published in the Auckland Star, 1 December 1898, Page 13 - features Some Old Auckland Residents. Several of whom had spent some time in the Thames area
Names include arrival date for most of the early settlers.
Click here to read the names, or a transcribed list is available via the rootschat NZ Newsboard

A few of the names connected to Thames:
Dr J L Campbell, Sir John Logan Campbell, aka father of Auckland, one of first european settlers on the Coromandel and lived at Waioumu, just north of Thames in 1840..before he went and settled in Auckland

Mrs Captain Ninnis, her husband was a famous mine manager at Thames and Coromandel. He died 1879

Captain A. Farquhar.  Captain Alexander Farquhar was captain of the Wakatere, that went backwards and forward from Thames To Auckland. His son Robert, died in the Boer war and his name is on the memorial here in Thames

One of the two portraits from the Auckland Star 1 December 1898
Mrs NINNIS is photo no 29
available at Paperspast

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