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This was taken in 1958. The top of the memorial was broken off in the early 1990's and photos of the complete memorial are like hen's teeth. It commemorates a battle in NZ and was erected in 1916, a photo was taken on the day, which was rainy and there were a lot of people standing in front. (The lad in the photo passed away about 5 years ago)

Technical Help / Outlook/Hotmail Acting Strangely!
« on: Monday 30 October 17 00:53 GMT (UK)  »
Since the middle of October my Hotmail account has been showing the following error message when I try to send a message, then a large number of the message appears in Drafts and the recipient also gets a large number of the same message.
Can't remember doing anything to any settings, have had a look at the "Beta System" they want me to change to but that is all I can think of.
Have been adding an apology to all emails. So your help would be wonderful.

Have found this family on 1841-51-61 & 1871, but am having difficulty finding them on the 1881 census.
On 1871 at 52 Grosvenor Rd, Islington. COHEN Barnett 54 Furniture Dealer, Sarah as Samuel 56, children Michael 21, Abraham 20, Esther 18. Julia 17, Annie 15.
Barnett died 1884 and Sarah 1888.
There is a Barnett Solomon COHEN also married to a Sarah, but a different family.
Your help would be appreciated to track them down.
Thank you
Heather R.

Have tried to find this families Immigration details but have had no luck and would appreciate some help. Sometime between 1884 & 1888. Living in Wellington.
LAWLESS Thomas & Catherine c1840, both born Ireland. Children Catherine Elizabeth c1868, Helena/Lena c1877, John Francis c1878, Thomas c1883, all born Liverpool England.
On death cert Thomas Snr 1914 in NZ 30 years =1884. Thomas Jnr Military record 1922 entry, in NZ 35 years=1887. Catherine Snr obituary says she arrived 1884. Thomas appears to have become a Prison Guard in May 1885 and was committed to Porirua Mental hospital in Dec 1885 where he died in 1914. His death cert has occupation Prison Warder
There is another LAWLESS family of Thomas & Catherine living in Thames/Te Aroha area with children on NZBDM born from 1876 but not the same family.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Lookup at Wellington Archives
« on: Friday 15 September 17 02:45 BST (UK)  »
Would it be possible to get a copy of this inquest dated 1914.  Unless they are not generally made available.  First one I have needed so far.
No hurry.

Coroners Inquest Thomas LAWLESS.

Have been following the search for the Naturalisation Record for Henry B. and was wondering what information was available on these records. Have a man of French heritage, Naturalised in 1899, who married one of my Grandfather's sisters, that I would like to know more about, but don't want to request a look up and waste the donated time if it won't provide any worthwhile details.

Australia / How did Thomas William COHEN get to Australia before 1844?
« on: Friday 02 June 17 03:05 BST (UK)  »
Thomas William COHEN was born Manchester England c1814, parents Matthew & Ann, and married Elizabeth NASH at the Church of England, St Phillips, Sydney, Australia on the 9 Oct 1844.
How he got to Australia is proving to be hard to track down, tried Convict records without success and was wondering if he could have been with the army, and if so where would I find those records or any other records that may help.
Have managed to find most of the after marriage records, just how he got to Australia is the puzzle.
Your help appreciated.

This is the record of the Holloman(mon) family who arrived 7 Apr 1859 on the "Nimroud" at, I think Port Stephens. The birth of daughter Emma was registered at Liverpool. Mother's maiden name BIRD.  Marriage 1852 reg. in Bristol. Have also found an "Immigration Deposit Journal" record showing their sponsor as a John Williams. The first letter on some words is very fancy, but just makes it harder for me to read.

Could someone decipher the columns that I think are called the "Native Place & Country (or County), the Parents Names Column and the last one "Something in Colony"  please.
Have James & Jane, not last word, William & Mary and not the rest, and Liverpool England.
Thank you

New Zealand Completed Requests / This branch of the RIDLER family has me confused.
« on: Saturday 04 March 17 23:33 GMT (UK)  »
This is a long and involved query, I know what is meant, just hope you can follow my train of thought.
Frederick George RIDLER born 1875- 22 Nov 1939, married in 1898 Sarah Esther HOOKER had a son Frederick William Thomas born 1899.They were divorced, Decree Nisi 8 Dec 1906. Sarah died 5 Apr 1933, but can’t find her birth, (could be anywhere), or death on NZBDM. Have 2 probates as Sarah RIDLER 1933 and as Sarah Esther RIDLER aka Sarah HOOKER 1951, after a POSB account was found in her maiden name.
Frederick married in 1917 Mary Ann BROOKER. C1868 (no birth found)-27 Dec 1952.
Children on NZBDM all registered under 1917 births but born before then as follows 1917/22730 Vera Olive born 28 Dec 1908, 1917/22731 Winnie May born 5 Sept 1911, 1917/22732 Albert Eric Phipps born 17 Jul 1913 , 1917/29942 Douglas Allen Phipps born 13 Jul 1915.  All have Father=Frederick George, Mother=Mary Ann.
Another two RIDLER children are buried with Frederick & Mary Ann in a family grave at Karori cemetery. Stanley George died 31 Mar 1907 age 9 months, (have found no birth or death on NZBDM as yet) and Alfreda Margaret died 25 Jul 1919 age 9 months. (Death on NZBDM but no birth, not 100 years ago?)
WCC cemetery database also has a burial “Baby RIDLER 0 years 13/08/1910” but no 1907 for Stanley George.
Mary Ann also had a son Cecil John Alexander RIDLER, known as Jack, born c1900 from death notice 12 Oct 1945 Evening Post in 45th year. He was a Miner in Shipton’s Flat, Queensland on 1937 & 1943 E/R (spelt Alexanda) and enlisted at Cairns in Aust Army Service Corps as C. J. Alexanda RIDLER born 9 Oct 1905 Wellington NZ. He died as P.O.W Borneo 5 Mar 1945, buried Labuan Malayasia.
Any ideas or thoughts to solve the following queries would be much appreciated.
Why did Mary Ann & Frederick wait until 1917 to marry, were they living together and was Mary Ann married to someone else?
Why do the children have a 1917 register number, why not a number in their birth year. Would that mean that Frederick adopted them after the marriage? 
Who was the father of C.J.A “Jack” ?
 Maybe the Phipps as Christian name on the two boys is a clue to Mary Ann’s maiden or mother’s maiden name but hasn’t helped me as yet.

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