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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

O M Chambers

Life is unutterably dear
God makes today so fair
Tho' Heaven is better_being here
We long not to be there

O M Chambers Feb 15th 1911
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S Chambers autograph

The devil sends the naughty wind
That blows the ladies' skirts so high.
But the Lord is just, and sends the dust
To blind the bad man's eye

S Chambers
18 Feb 1911
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P Redward

Posted by PicasaOld friends are the best friends
Their welcome rings out true
When others pass you onward
You'll find they'll stick by you

Dudley Redward

A little pig
crowded street
Motor car
Sausage meat

Sausages are my
Favourate fruit

Dudley Redward
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A L Smith, Otahuhu

Posted by PicasaThough not perfection, tis a careful selection, Written with affection, To swell your collection
A L Smith, Otahuhu 25/4/15

Mr Pecksniff

We are like coaches - our passions are the horses and Virtue in the drag - We start at "The Mothers Arms" and finish at "The Dust Shovel" - (Mr Pecksniff)
(?) Townsend
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Joan Redward

There is nothing on Heaven more holy
Nothing on Earth more mild

Thank the life of love that is Divine
In the smile of a little child
Joan Redward
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Edward Charles Redward

Hops are my favourite flower
By Edward Charles Redward
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D S Redward

Lives of great men all remind us
We may make our lives sublime
And departing leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time
D S Redward
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Success autograph

Trifles make success, but success is not a trifle
Sincerely yours
Ethel G Boecker
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Emilie from Edith

To Emilie
A smile for all
A welcome glad
A jovial coaxing way you have
Edith Mary Long (my g.grandmother) 9/2/10
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Elie autograph

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Eva Gear

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Tacon signature

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Autograph Album

Transcription attempt:
Absence - After you went away
I think I felt as one might feel who knew
That death had left him on the Earth alone
For all the world (?) to my (?) heart means you
And there is nothing left when you are gone

ALL happiness that (?) heart may know
I find with you, and when you go away
Those hours become a wrenching (?) of woe
And makes a ghastly phantom of today
G E Simeow, Wellington (NZ) 12 June 1909
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Waddell Autograph

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Autograph Album

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Women of Northern Wairoa

I was recently contacted by Ange from Queensland regarding two of her relatives who are mentioned in this book.  It is a great pleasure to be able to provide her with information on Te Tuhi Black and her daughter Dorothy White (I can't help being amused that Dorothy went from Black to White!) - regardless, they both sound like incredibly interesting women - cheers Ange!
Here's Ange's response - Got the copies today, can not express how grateful I am as I had thought there would be a couple of lines only about each women and to receive the couple of pages with a photo of them was a really unexpected bonus. The information has opened up a whole new chapter to my whakapapa as Te Tuhi appears to be a sister of my great grandmother Tarati that I didn't know about.

And yes I had a bit of a giggle too when I learnt that a Black had become a White, and have since learnt that the family still has strong ties to Northern Wairoa as Dorothy's daughter Jenny Maioha Cocurullo (nee White) was well known and loved in local government as she was a Kaipara Council member for many years as well as being internationally reknown for her organisation of accordian concerts in Northland she even had a song? written for her............thank you very much .Ange

Friday, May 08, 2009

Happy Birthday postcard

For Alan Long's 11th birthday - message says - To Allen from a little friend
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Postcard album

Posted by PicasaTo Alan (Long) from Winnie (Richards nee Long) on his 11th birthday

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More Richards, Long and Redward pics

Maurice Richards with son Francis Brian, Alan Long and Frank Long

Grandfather Tom Redward of Napier, New Zealand

Alan Long and (wife)

below: Emily Redward, Joyce and Winifred Richards