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Hi again.


When I read 5 Fife Army on that page [2], I mistakenly thought it might have been possible to see the 5th's last deployment and thereby time line possible departure points. But finding the 5th Fife is another story, outside my league.

Alan.

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New Zealand / Re: Electoral Roll query late 1930's-mid 40's
« on: Tuesday 15 January 19 23:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi again.

Not in a position to supply you with a pix of "the house" however it appears that the first aerial survey of the area was undertaken on 23-3-1944 and one photo in the set captures the township of Otorohanga.

See the Retrolens website.  Agree on viewing terms. Select Otorohanga in search, then zoom right into the red Otorohanga dot. Then a side bar will appear of the range of photos available. Clicking on them will shade the big display with the area that photo captures.

http://retrolens.nz/Map/#/1795289.4125169962/5770576.691149227/1796496.8786980868/5771428.247417394/2193/12


In the first photo the railway runs across the photo from middle left to the bottom right corner. The main street follows the railway line.

Alan.

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New Zealand / Re: Looking for information on the immigrant ship 'E'n McGregor' c'1867
« on: Tuesday 15 January 19 11:41 GMT (UK)  »
Morning Spades.

Have had a look at LLOYDS SHIPPING REGISTER 1863 & 1866 without any luck spotting a vessel EDWARD Xxx

You would be aware that if the name appeared in coatal shipping press of that period, the fist name most probably would be that of the vessel, and the second the surname of the captain in command. There were two Captain McGREGOR's [Ivenhoe a schooner, & Cordellia a cutter] doing the rounds of the Northern ports, but no evidence that I know of, of the schooner trading the Tasman for someone to be arriving as crew.

Alan.

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New Zealand / Re: Electoral Roll query late 1930's-mid 40's
« on: Monday 14 January 19 20:04 GMT (UK)  »
If you are interested in researching the history thereof, there are a number of interesting clips.

Apparently the probable [assuming only one fish shop / restaurant] owner of 1938 was prosecuted for running a large bookmaking/betting business from the back room. Not long after an advert appeared for the lease of the restaurant.

Alan

Alan

.... are you able to provide the article regarding this prosecution ?   Did it actually occur in 1938 ?

I mention it because there was a prosecution > very similar to the one you have described > which occurred in late 1936.

   ~  Lu


THANKS Lu, skip reading and stiff hand, my error. Did not mention name, but presumed now dead.

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New Zealand / Re: Electoral Roll query late 1930's-mid 40's
« on: Monday 14 January 19 19:40 GMT (UK)  »
If you are interested in researching the history thereof, there are a number of interesting clips.

Apparently the probable [assuming only one fish shop / restaurant] owner of 1938 was prosecuted for running a large bookmaking/betting business from the back room. Not long after an advert appeared for the lease of the restaurant.


Alan


EDIT Please read late 1936 as per Lu's sharp eye for detail

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New Zealand / Re: Electoral Roll query late 1930's-mid 40's
« on: Monday 14 January 19 18:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hello.

Through the period you speak of, there are a number of adverts that were placed in the New Zealand Herald by Len seeking help in a fish shop / restaurant. I spotted March 1938 and again May 1941. So there will still be old Otorohanga residents who remember them.

Alan.


PS There are also birth notices in the NZ Herald and files at NZ Archives Wellington, but I'm assuming you have already checked them out.

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New Zealand / Re: Trying to contact dragonlady403
« on: Monday 14 January 19 01:03 GMT (UK)  »
Greetings to the NZ board.

We did not see it that way. [As spamming]

Just post again, even if it's just a post with a smilie from above.

Once you have three posts on the board, you will gain access to the members Private Message service, [see MY MESSAGES above OR click on the name of a poster to the thread to get a link to PM them] therein being the only place this site allows discussion of the probably living.

Alan.



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New Zealand / Re: Thomas Blain Scott - Archway Record, Wellington
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 00:30 GMT (UK)  »
I have done the same, but not prepared to publish photos of the living OR I too will get a canning from de big boss in the UK. Neither does RC enable sending images via PM.

I have an advantage though, as he has emailed me numerous photos taken with his trusty camera of HISTORIC [Eg 100 years +] images. I too have never seen a photo of 'spades'.

But enough we have started to run away with the OP's thread. Trouble is I'm hand tied and bored.

Alan.

PS Found it. Inanimate copyright Q


https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=professor+flash+and+giant+camera&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=X4zW6QO9FnadrM%253A%252C5icShlPGbQzLaM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTP7q2YbG-8Bfk3jshpm9X0vjiDXw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwivgOj0_OjfAhWFT30KHTdPDlIQ9QEwAXoECAUQBg&biw=1536&bih=802&dpr=1.25#imgrc=1x6IbSz2G9lpXM:


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