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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Corrie family
« on: Wednesday 26 November 08 20:32 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks CharlotteCH and Gillg,

You are right Gillg about the Protectorate in 1892 and Independence in 1979.  My g. uncle was actually a witness to the signing of the Proclamation, according to the website info on the G. Is.

I have looked for BDM records at the PRO and GRO in London, obviously tried the G.Is. (I think it is all too hard for them as I doubt they have ever had anyone ask for them in the past) and Fiji.  The lass at the latter, was helpful and said they are now kept in NZ.  Gave me a contact there.  Although we exchanged a couple of emails, it seems to have fizzled out and I am no further advanced! 

I know it is a challenge, but one I hope to sort eventually.  According to an article in a Pacific Is. magazine I have from 1969, his daughter who was still alive then, said Robert Corrie had 12 children.  First wife died in childbirth with their 6th and then he remarried and had another 6!!

I "found" a g. grandson of Robert Corrie a couple of months ago in Qld. but they do not have much info on his g. grandfather unfortunately.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Corrie family
« on: Tuesday 25 November 08 21:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Charlotte,

I think possibly Germany may have been involved with the Gilberts at the time, although it was under control of Britain as from 1892.  It became independent in 1979.


The Common Room / Hazel Tinker
« on: Tuesday 25 November 08 12:13 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to locate the descendants of a Hazel Tinker who possibly lived in Dudley Street, Coogee NSW c. 1918.  My mother lived next door and has photos of a possibly 12 month old girl and written on back is "Hazel Tinker". 

I would love to be able to hand these photos over to an interested member of the family.

Whether she actually lived next door (certainly Tinkers did according to Lands Title Certificate I have).  My g. grandmother previously owned the house.  She could have been a niece or grandchild of the Tinker family who lived there.


Other Countries / Emigrants to Gilbert Islands, South Pacific
« on: Sunday 23 November 08 05:52 GMT (UK)  »
Robert David Corrie went to the Gilbert Islands c. 1859.
He married twice to native ladies (his first wife dying in childbirth with their 6th child).  His second wife also had 6 children.  The children were sent to Sydney for schooling.
I believe Robert Corrie died c. 1915.
If anyone can tell me where I can find birth, death and marriage records for the Gilbert Islands and give me any info on the family please?


Other Countries / Gilbert Islands, South Pacific
« on: Sunday 23 November 08 05:47 GMT (UK)  »
Robert David Corrie went to the Gilbert Islands c. 1859 (born Liverpool, England) and became a Trader.  He was a witness at the Proclamation ceremony in 1892.
He married twice and had 6 children to his first wife (she died in childbirth) and 6 children with his second wife.  He sent his children to Sydney Australia for their education.
He possibly died c. 1915 but not known if it was in the Gilbert Islands or not.
Any information on his children would be appreciated.  The names of his children are:
Charles, Fanny, Alec, Mary, Ben, Agnes.  Also May, Sarah, Mita, Charlotte, Ruth, James.

Any information would be very much appreciated.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Corrie family *COMPLETED*
« on: Sunday 23 November 08 05:39 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to locate information on
Robert David Corrie who went to the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific c 1859.
His mother and siblings migrated to Sydney, Australia in approx 1855.

He married a native lady in the Gilberts and had family there.

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