Long Lost Relatives

Timaru Herald, 17 March 1875, Page 3
Eli TIMS — Came out to Canterbury in January last from England. Elizabeth GUNN would like him to communicate to the Otaio Hotel, near Timaru.

Otago Witness, 11 January 1879, Page 24 Advertisements Column 1
MISSING FRIENDS- D. C. (late of Milton, Victoria), please write to W. S. H., the Levels Station, Timaru.

Evening Post, 3 January 1887, Page 2
The following paragraphs are from the Long Lost Relatives' column of Lloyd's Weekly: — Francis Nicholls, engine-fitter, left Liverpool fourteen years ago for Australia, and was last heard of in Timaru, in 1881, at Wellington. His mother seeks tidings of him.

Missing Friends Timaru Herald April 7 1887
If Alfred H. Hammond, late of Park Corner, Knockholt, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, will apply to T.F. Farley, Bookseller, Timaru, he will hear of something to his advantage.

Timaru Herald Thursday 8 December 1887
The following notices are from Lloyd's Weekly newspaper:-
Mr G. Briant and Mrs Wilkins are enquired by their anxious mother. When last heard of in August 1878, Mr Bryant's address was Pain's Town, Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand; and the address of Mrs Nicholls, Pareora, near Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, March 24, 1889
Alice KING (nee RYAN) was at Temuka post office in 1884, when her mother and brother last heard.

Tuapeka Times, 18 March 1891, Page 6
The following we from 'Lloyd's Weekly' of January 18 : Eliza Rump, in 1880, lived at Temuka. Her mother asks.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, August 9, 1891
Eliza Rump (Jan 18.) who in 1880 was at Temuka. Her mother has been replied to by her son-in-law, who gives the family's address.

Tuapeka Times, 8 July 1891, Page 6
The following inquiries for missing friends are made in 'Lloyd's Weekly ':- James Oliver, believed to be a sheep-shearer, was heard of six years ago at Timaru ; mother very ill and anxious.

The Timaru Herald Thursday 20th August 1891
Enquiry is made in Lloyd's Weekly for the following;-
John Thomas Webber went from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1875, and was last heard of at Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1879; sister Mary Jane.

Bush Advocate, 10 October 1891, Page 3
George Ashey went to New Zealand twelve years ago, and three years since wrote, from Christchurch P. 0., Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand; brother James.

Tuapeka Times, 18 May 1892, Page 5
The following announcements relating to missing friends are from 'Lloyd's Weekly' London newspaper :— Walter Hill, of the Freemasons' Arms, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, in 1879 was at Timaru, and was "going up country." Brother John asks him to write. Parents dead.

Tuapeka Times, 10 August 1892, Page 5
The following missing friends Are Inquired for in 'Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper ': Thomas Chambers shoemaker) and his wife Sophie were last heard of in 1884 from Timaru; he was then working for Messrs Wade and Shea, bootmakers.

Tuapeka Times, 24 May 1893, Page 3
The following inquiries are taken from 'Lloyd's "Weekly ' newspaper of March 26.
John E. W. White, late of Bridge House, Deptford, sailed in the s.s. Rimutaka for Timaru on January 13, 1888. His parents wish to know his whereabouts.

Tuapeka Times, 14 June 1893, Page 4
The following inquires were taken from 'Lloyd's Weekly ' newspaper's of April 16 and 23 : — Sam Blyth was last heard of June, 1883, when sheep shearing at Timaru. Brother Thomas seeks him.

New Zealand Herald, 12 July 1893, Page 3 Missing Friends
John Thatcher, when last heard of in duly, 1818 was at Orari Flat, Woodbury, Canterbury, New Zealand, is inquired for by his brother.

Tuapeka Times, 1 November 1893, Page 4
The following persons who left the United Kingdom for New Zealand are inquired for in 'Lloyd's Weekly' London newspapers of August 27, September 3, and September 10. Thomas Stephens left Brugan, Cornwall, about nineteen years ago, and sailed in the s.s. Colombo for Timaru ; last heard from seventeen years since ; letters to be addressed to the Timaru Post Office. Sister Grace.

Tuapeka Times, 21 March 1894, Page 5
The following persons who left the United Kingdom for New Zealand are inquired for in the January number of 'Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper,' 1894, the editor of which has the addresses of the inquirers. William Shand last wrote home from Timaru in 1887. Sister Wilhelmina inquires.

Marlborough Express, 18 July 1895, Page 2
Information respecting the address and circumstances of the under-mentioned persons is wanted by the Secretary of the General Post Office. Kilpatrick, James, and Simpson, John. Lived in Temuka fifteen years ago. Inquired for by Catherine McGahey, Ireland.

Tuapeka Times, 11 September 1895, Page 6
Mrs William Quinton, last heard of from Adelaide road, Newtown, Wellington, is sought by her mother. Alfred Brown, copper setter, left London about twenty-one years ago ; last heard of in 1879 from M.I. Company, Washdyke, Timaru. Brother William inquires. George Herbert, last heard of twelve years ago from New Zealand, is sought by his niece Mary Ann.

Tuapeka Times, 16 October 1895, Page 5
The following persons are inquired for in Lloyd's Weekly ' of August 18 and August 25 : — George Wilson ("Joseph Mount"; was last heard of in 1884, when he was living in Makikihi, South Canterbury. Nephew (Albert Carter) seeks him.

Tuapeka Times, 8 July 1891, Page 6
James Oliver, believed to be a sheep-shearer, was heard of six years ago at Timaru ; mother very ill and anxious.
Joseph Mount (George Wilson) left Herne Bay in 1875 and last heard of on February 19 1880, at Makikihi (South Canterbury) ; sister Phyllis inquires.

MISSING FRIENDS . Manchester Times (Manchester, England), Friday, February 17, 1893; Issue 1855.
Benson - The address is desired of James or George Benson, who left Drigg, Cumberland, about 1884 for New Zealand, and whose last known address was Sutherland Post Office, near Timaru. The inquirer is his brother, Thomas Benson, 25 Gray-street, Oponshaw, Manchester.

Tuapeka Times, 24 June 1896, Page 5
Lloyd's of April 19 has these notifications concerning missing friends :— Edward Wilson left Costock, Notts, in 1862 ; last heard of at Timaru ; sister Annie inquires.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, April 3, 1898
Writing from Timaru, Sydney TOMLIN, answers our inquiry (Nov. 28) from his sister Georgina, a Bloomsbury resident. he says:- "I feel positive it is me. I left London for Lyttelton about 23 years ago. I wrote home, but had no answers to my letters. I am longing for news."

Star - Christchurch - 1903 - May 2 page 6
Missing People - LUKE - George Henry, last heard of in Timaru. Henry Luke, c/o Post Office, Dunedin inquires.

Star 12 December 1903, Page 6
Any information forwarded to the Manager of the " Lyttelton Times" in respect to missing friends will be duly posted to the advertiser. Correspondents are requested to quote the date of the paper in which their names appear. If replies are required, the necessary postage must be forwarded. BEERE (ROBERT and EMILY) were last heard of in Timaru, N.Z., in 1895. Sister Hannah asks.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 23 October 1906, Page 3
MISSING FRIENDS. Answers to Inquiries. — Forty years ago Arthur Eaton left Liverpool for New Zealand, and last wrote from Christchurch about 1868. This was the inquiry we inserted for his brother John in Chesshire (April 29). A response comes from Arthur Eaton, in Timaru, New Zealand, who claims to be the person sought, and will be pleased to communicate with brother John.


New York Passenger Arrivals (Ellis Island)

Isabella Thomson Berry age 47y 9m
Arthur Berry age 49 5m
Married
Residence Timaru
Nationality: New Zealand, English
Ship arrival date: 11 Sep 1924
Departure port: Liverpool
Arrival port; New York City
Ship name: Franonia (1923)

James Alexander Campbell age 37
Married
Residence Timaru
Ship arrival date: 7 March 1923
Departure port: Southampton
Ship name: Majestic

William Fishwick age 34
Married
Haydn Fishwick 4y
Single
Residence Timaru
Nationality: English
Ship arrival date: 20 Feb 1915
Departure port: Liverpool
Arrival port; New York City
Ship name: Lusitania
Winifred N. Howell
Single
Residence Timaru
Nationality: New Zealand, English
Ship arrival date: 16 May 1918
Departure port: Wellington, N.Z.
Ship name: Corintic

Alexander Lesile age 57
Married
Residence Timaru
Nationality: Scottish
Ship arrival date: 11 Sep 1921
Departure port: Liverpool
Ship name: Celtic

Mary Logan age 37
James Logan age 45y 6m
Married
Residence Timaru
Nationality: New Zealand, scotch
Ship arrival date: 23 May 1924
Departure port: Southampton
Ship name: Aquitania
Ship arrival port: New York
Leonard Smith Talbot age 43
Emma Talbot age 42
Married
Residence Timaru
Nationality: English
Ship arrival date: 10 Oct 1923
Departure port: Southampton
Ship name: Majestic

William Graham Thomson age 41
Single
Residence Timaru
Nationality: New Zealand, Scotch
Ship arrival date: 8 Sep 1924
Departure port: Liverpool
Arrival port; New York City
Ship name: Baltic

David Clarkson Turnbull age 54 11m
Nationality: New Zealand, English
Agnes Callander Turnbull age 54 4m
Married
Residence Timaru
Nationality: New Zealand, scotch English
Ship arrival date: 29 Oct. 1922
Departure port: Southampton
Ship name: Caronia

Press, 6 January 1910, Page 7
Mr William Fishwick, L.A.B., of Auckland; has been appointed organist and choirmaster at the Timaru Trinity Presbyterian Church, and will take take up duties next month.

Otago Witness, 26 August 1897, Page 46

TUSSOCK AND ASPHALT RHYMES.
By David M'Kee Wright. No. 25.— THE CHAPS WE USED TO KNOW.

I wonder where the chaps are now that once I we used to know —
Tent-mates and camp mates in the days of summer winds and snow ;
Who trod with us the tussock hills, or round the winter fire
Would talk and barrack all the night, and never seemed to tire?
There's been a scattering since then new men are in their places,
But memory brings me back again the old good-natured faces.

We never asked from where they came, we took them as they were :
A band of brothers, one and all, as long as they played fair.
We didn't ask for pedigree, or what they might have been,
They came with us for what they were, and that was quickly seen;
We didn't need to trot them out, or put them through their paces,
The sort of character they had was mostly in their faces.

You smile ! You never knew the men — hard drinkers, gamblers, fools :
The smooth smug world goes rolling by with nicely-fashioned rules.
And most of them had broken these ; but I, who knew the men,
Know that the hearts are smaller now than those about me then.
But all the chaps are scattered far, new men are in their places,
And only memory brings again the old good-natured faces.

I somehow think that many men are born a lump too late ;
In the old stirring, fighting days— the days of love and hate —
Such men would not have gone to waste — big hearts and strong right hands
Were wanted in the storms that shook the bases of the lands,
And men like those we used to know would soon have found their places.
They didn't, and they're scattered far, the old good-natured faces.

And still I think about the chaps that once we used to know —
Tent-mates and camp-mates in the days of summer winds and snow ;
Who trod with us the tussock hills, and round the winter fire
Would pitch and barrack all the night, and never seem to tire ;
And I could wish for just one night, when all were in their places.
And ringed around the fire again the old good-natured faces.
Dunedin, August 1897.
 


Otago Witness, 25 March 1897, Page 46
TUSSOCK AND ASPHALT RHYMES.
By David M'Kee Wright.

NO. 6 — THE NAMELESS GRAVES.
They talk about Glengarry'a grave, the last of all his race —
Perhaps he'll sleep as soundly here as any other place —
But many are the nameless graves with none to raise a stone
Of hero chieftains of our race who made the land our own :
They sleep upon the cold grey hills and in the clear blue deeps,
And o'er their head the sea-bird cries, the springtime shower weeps.
Glengarry's fame is but his sires'— the heroes of a clan —
And more to me the tussock mound that marks the nameless man.
We are the heirs of that strong race who came from Britain's shore,
Who crossed the mountain and the flood where none had been before,
Who set the standard of their faith upon the hills of time,
And linked the chain of English homes from golden clime to clime.
No marble monument is theirs, but where the mountains rise
Line over line their tombstones stand beneath the watching skies ;
Their passing bell the wild winds rang, and when the storm began
The funeral coaches of the clouds bore by the nameless man.
Where Clutha thunders to the sea across her river bare,
Or where Aspiring lifts his head sheer-pointed to the stars,
Their name is written ; on the hills and over every plain
Their monument is decked anew with waving wreaths of grain ;
The railway whistle shrieks their fame by upland gorge and wild,
Their legacy to us in store stands ever triple piled.
Glengarry's fame is but a breath — the last of one small clan —
Far more to us the heap of stones that marks the nameless man !
Dunedin, March 1897.
 


Otago Witness 22 February 1894, Page 39
SONG.

Down amid the deep pine shade
Soft ferns rustle in the breeze,
Rata blossoms brighten all the glade,
Long vines trail about the trees.

Come, dear, 'tis the home of love,
Soft sighs linger on the breeze ;
Birds amid the branches far above
Hold their merry courtship in the trees.

Come, love, down amid the shade,
Bright dreams linger on the breeze ;
Fancy that the world for us was made—
You and me, the robins, and the trees.

—David M'Kee Wright. Table Tops, Hakateramea, February 1.


Otago Witness
, 14 June 1894, Page 39
UNDER THE BIRCH TREES.
Leave me here where the bright berries gleam ;
Leave me here, I would sorrow alone, —
For the flowers we planted are withered away,
The summer is past and the autumn winds moan —
And my life's like a drear autumn day.

The yellow stream echoes below,
The dripping boughs answer his song ;
But their voice is a dirge of the dead long ago,
And sung by a year that will perish ere long
And be shroud-like enwreathed in the snow.
Come I here 'mid the gloom for a light,

For a star that may brighten my way ?
No, I come where the forest is weeping to weep —
Together we laugh when the soft breezes play,
And together our sorrows are deep. —
David M'Kee Wright. Tabletops, Hakateramea June 6.
 

Otago Witness 3 December 1896, Page 41
STATION BALLADS.
NO. XXIII.-" SO LONG."
We're down to the last ballad, chaps— at least, it's the last for a while ;
I don't know if I've roused you at all or twisted your mouths to a smile :
My songs have been most of them true and the smell of the tussock is there—
You'll admit that I've talked pretty straight if I ain't on for splitting a hair.

There's fellows that's humping the swag to-day on the long dusty track—
I've put in a word for them here that might lighten the load on their back ;
There's the chaps in the rabbiting camps—
I've hailed them as brothers and men;
So they are, and the grip of their hands
I can feel in the turn of the pen.

There's the diggers— the best of the lot— the men of the hard, honest hand;
They've got their certificate here as the jokers -who opened the land ;
And the good sort of shearers as well that keep clear of the low spieler crowd,
They're a push— and deny it who will — that would make any young nation proud.

... 14 stanzas

Well, if s time that this song had a finish : good night and good luck to you all !
May they soon find a job that ain't got one, may the prices of wool never fall ;
May the tallies be bigger than ever, may the headrace keep on running strong —
There, chaps, all the ballads are ended and there's nothing to say but "So long !"
—David M'Kee Wright. Puketoi, November 1896.
 

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