Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thames (NZ) - settlers articles in "Dictionary of New Zealand"

There is a wonderful set of books entitled DICTIONARY OF NEW ZEALAND
The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography only includes biographies of people who have died. The editors believe that this helps to ensure that the biographies have an appropriate perspective. People who are regarded as sufficiently notable to be included in the Dictionary, are included in the volume whose dates reflect the period when they were making their most significant contribution to New Zealand society.

The Treasury at Thames, has a full set; they are also available online.

There are many Thames people mentioned in these books, with full details on many early settlers and their families. A great source for genealogist and historian alike.

Examples:
GRIGG, John: (1838-1920). A true character of Thames, recognised music teacher, composer and astronomer. (NB. There are articles on Mr Grigg by A M ISDALE and Toss HAMMOND, at the Treasury, Thames)
HASELDEN, Frances Isabella: (c1841-1946). Miss Haselden was Headmistress of the large Kauaeranga Girls School on the corner of Sandes and Richmond Street, Thames from 1874 to 1898.
MACKAY, James: (1831-1912). Played an important role in opening of Thames and Ohinemuri Goldfields
PRICE, Alfred: (1838-1907). Established ironworks in Thames 1871, later known as A & G Price Ltd.
TAIPARI, Eruini Heina (Wirope HOTERINI): (1889-1956). Ngati Maru leader

You can search by surname or enter THAMES and select BIOGRAPHIES, there are 183 results to browse.


Looking south down POLLEN STREET,
cnr of COCHRANE STREET intersect and centre of photo

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