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New Zealand / Re: Wellington Archives Look Up
« on: Today at 06:34 »
Hi KT,

Images sent. My apologies for the long delay, KT.


New Zealand / Re: Intention To Marry
« on: Monday 09 May 22 10:09 BST (UK)  »
Hi Elan,

I just waited for the search bar to open on the Archives NZ Home page and then searched for 'intention to marry 1825' for the first one. You should be able to do it too without needing RealMe.

Be aware that Archives have divided the Registers for those years up into regions.


« on: Sunday 08 May 22 09:55 BST (UK)  »
Evening all  ;D

One of the annoying things about the new Home page is that the Search field loads and opens after a ten second delay. Very frustrating.

I've experimented by searching for 'police gazette 1925', and received one result.

I clicked on the link to see the file details list which included a heading, 'View online:' followed by a hyperlink, in this case 'IE26875188'. i clicked on this to open the digitized file.

I hope this helps.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: John AAGAARD
« on: Thursday 14 April 22 09:00 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ian,

In case you're interested there is this entry in the online database NZ Militia, Volunteers and Armed Constabulary of New Zealand 1863-1871:

Name                   AAGAARD, Jan.
Tribe/County/Country   Denmark
Year of birth           c.1844
Armed Constabulary Division   Armed Constabulary
Service commenced   6. 3.1870
Service ended           6. 4.1870
Previous service         Danish Army
Former occupation   Soldier


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Rev. William Woon
« on: Wednesday 30 March 22 04:53 BST (UK)  »
Hi Polly,

I'm pleased that you've received a helpful reply.

You might find the following biography of William HOUGH helpful, as he was one of William WOON's catechist's. There are a number of mentions of Rev. Woon and short relevant extracts from his journal.

Seeker of Souls & Gold. William Hough, Pioneer Preacher and Prospector, by Mary Troup Barker (1985).


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: COMPLETED Rev. William Woon
« on: Tuesday 29 March 22 06:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi Polly, and welcome.

Unfortunately, Robthorx hasn't been active since May 2012 so you may not receive a response from him.

I'll move this topic to the main New Zealand board where I hope others might be able to help you.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Wellington Archives advisory
« on: Sunday 20 March 22 22:45 GMT (UK)  »

The files are still waiting for me. I have requested to view them on Wednesday 30 March.

Very sorry for the delay.


New Zealand / Re: Who were ‘Brogden’s Navvies’? – New discoveries
« on: Tuesday 15 March 22 06:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Delwyn,

I had been hunting for the arrival of John PERNELL for several years and had deduced by elimination and two Missing Friends documents held by Archives New Zealand that he was a Brogdenite and might have arrived per the Zealandia, except that I could only find the Christchurch arrivals of the vessel.

Your thesis listed a 'Wm PURNALL' and a 'Hy PURNELL' (pages 17 and 18 respectively of Dr YORUTH's 'DC-0857 Medical journal; 'Zealandia', 1872-73'; I purchased a copy!). Right age and the first evidence of his somewhat loose attachment to his own fortunately unusual name. I'm satisfied its the correct individual.

Your thesis also permitted a far deeper appraisal of John's life than otherwise possible, so thank you.

I hope passenger lists for the remaining two vessels might be discovered one day.

You are welcome to a copy of my unpublished biography of John PERNELL.

I (and I suspect many others researching individuals in this group) would be very interested in your journal article. Is there any chance of a copy or a link to it?



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