A message for all the family researchers/genealogists - keep looking for new information. I spend hours looking at old papers and once in awhile something happens that makes it worthwhile.
Today I found a new family notice for my Great-Grandparents. They married in 1871, in the St George's Church in Rolleston Street.
Their Golden Wedding notice was in the Thames Star 7 June 1921.
They lived at several locations around Thames, moved away for some time and then returned to the town. They lived up the Kauaeranga near the Big Pool and later in Mackay Street, Thames.
Maria and John are buried at Shortland Cemetery, Thames.