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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:24 GMT (UK) »
The son is the director of a company. Registered office is in Kerikeri.
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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:42 GMT (UK) »
So now we have their early history and also their history when they get to new Zealand but the middle bit is still a mystery ...

Really fascinating stuff ...

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:16 GMT (UK) »
Just to complete the later part

Junior Banns to NZ 1966

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-61SQ-R7?cc=1609792
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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #12 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Excellent so Winston Leroy is a farmer which fits in as their hometown is still fairly rural. And they set off from Southampton on the 70 odd hour trip with a 2 year old which must have been fun.

At some point then Winston senior and Irene must have gone back to the UK from Nigeria - before 1971 - there seems to be manifestos going out but not the return trips for these 2 ...

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:20 GMT (UK) »
I am also thinking that the son - Winston Leroy and his wife Kathleen and son must also have been on a shopping manifesto sometime between 1963 and 1970

Also Winston and Irene must have been on a manifesto going back to the UK before 1971 ...

See previous post :)

Added.  Ancestry seems to have gone down in this neck of the woods. 
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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #14 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:30 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 02 February 19 00:14 GMT (UK) »
So Winston Leroy is a diary farmer

1960 and he is 25 and he is going from Sydney to Sydney via Auckland so there must be a previous shipping manifesto starting from Southampton

He gets married late 1962 in Warwick so after this trip he must go back to England - either via Sydney or via Auckland so there must be another shipping manifesto. Then he meets his wife, gets married, has a son and goes back out to New Zealand.

There was a similar assisted passage scheme for migrants to New Zealand up until 1971, similar to the one Australia had - maybe that is how him and his family went out to New Zealand in 1962 and then Winston senior and Irene later on ...

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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 02 February 19 00:50 GMT (UK) »
If he was an assisted immigrant I would have thought it was the 1957 trip.  Where he is a Farm Worker


https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-62T6-DY?cc=1609792

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https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/assisted-immigration-to-nz-from-the-uk
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Re: Nigeria in 1957 and 1960 - did my ancestor emigrate?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 18 February 20 00:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, I am the great grand-daughter of both Tony and Irene Bann. They moved to New Zealand after my grandfather (their son) Win  and my grandmother moved here with my Dad. They also had a daughter once they arrived here.