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Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« on: Friday 01 February 19 17:20 GMT (UK) »
I've just found a cousin who went to work in Nigeria in 1957 on the Apapa May 30th 1957 from Liverpool - he was a motor mechanic - I can though find a return trip so I dont know how long this trip was for. Or even the company he worked for - assume he applied via newspaper advert?

Then again in 1960 March 31st  he went out as an Inspector of works  from Liverpool to Laos on the Aureol but this time he went with his wife - again I dont know if this was an extended work trip and they came back - cant see a return trip.
What works might he have been inspecting?
How do I find the shipping manifestos?
Or if  this was a short works contract or if they went out there to live and eventually died out there.

Also no address from which they set off from.

 Winston Bann born 1st November 1911 and Irene Bann 25th June 1913

So they were not in the first flush of youth to be doing such a long sea journey or even emigrating to another country leaving behind their son Winston Leroy

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 February 19 17:48 GMT (UK) »
There is a Winston (occ Motor Mechanic) & Irene Bann going to New Zealand in 1971
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-651F-RY?i=29&cc=1609792
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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:05 GMT (UK) »
There is a Winston (occ Motor Mechanic) & Irene Bann going to New Zealand in 1971
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-651F-RY?i=29&cc=1609792

The address on that passenger list is occupied by the son and his wife.
In 1978 parents and son and daughter in law are all Manurewa at two different addresses. 

1881 all 4 have moved to Kerikeri.  There is also a son, I presume a grandson of Winston and Irene.
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and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Huge thanks for this - so I wonder where they are between 1960 and 1971 - out in Nigeria maybe or maybe they went back to the UK.

I've looked on wikipedia and it says the SS Southern Cross went from Southampton to Auckland in 76 days going out of Southampton but from summer 1971 it was just doing med cruises so this must have been earlier in 1971

This address in Auckland must be where the son Winston Leroy has gone to live.


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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:10 GMT (UK) »
So it does look like the parents Irene and Winston emigrated out there in 1971 to be close to the son and his wife and son

Are they at 2 different address in Kerikeri?

On the map its looks quite a big relocation from Manurewa

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:11 GMT (UK) »
New Zealand Electoral Rolls - 1978 - 20 Aarts Avenue Manurewa Auchland New Zealand.  Irene and Winston Bann - 20 Aarts Avenue 

Winston Leroy Bann and Kathleen Bann - 58 Heybridge Street Manurewa Auchland New Zealand.

Anc tree shows Winston Bann passed away 1 May 2001 New Zealand. Burial - St James Anglican Church, Kerikeri Northland/
Irene Bann passed away 19 January 2002 New Zealalnd. Burial - St James Anglican Church, Kerikeri Northland.
Winston Leroy Bann passed away 25 June 1997 - Burial -  St James Anglican Church Kerikeri, New Zealand.

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:12 GMT (UK) »
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and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:20 GMT (UK) »
Winston Leroy to NZ in 1957.  Per ”Rangitane”
Must have gone back to marry his wife in UK
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland