This article and poem appeared on the same date probably
appeared in the Timaru Herald.
Seven in the morning was the time the church service. The Rev. Father Bowers was always at the church gate to welcome his flock. I used to watch them arrive - not in motor cars, but in traps, dog carts, waggoneetes, on horseback, and on bicycles. They were all there - those pioneering families: The Lysaghts, Brophys, Kennedys, Charles's, Buckleys, Earls, Gregans, Greshams, Kalaughers, Sugrues, Maloneys, the Burkes and the Caseys. They came to town for the day or rather they "went to town" for the day.
|The Arnest Bros, cyclists
|"Fat Jack" McKay
Miles and George Metcalf
Article and the poem
"Geraldine" courtesy of Jenny B. who is researching the Sugrue,
Scully, Colloty / Culloty, Duggan, Guldan / Gulden / Goulding, Kennedy
families all from the Geraldine area. Denis SUGRUE mentioned -for his
win he was given the option of a medal or £5
- he took the money!
Posted Jan. 21st, 2007. The cycling Arnst brothers. They were probably members of the ARNST family from Tai Tapu. Frederich Heinrich Arnst, born abt 1887 one of a family of thirteen, may have been one of those cyclists - if not him then his brothers or nephews. Fred Arnst married my maternal Lessie HAYNES. They farmed at Tai Tapu before moving to Ashburton Forks in about 1927.
was the article written? Please email if you know. Thanks.
I am trying to date the newspaper article. The writer refers to the late John Kennedy. Cemetery records show that John Kennedy died in 1934, so it has to be after this that the article was written. Father Bowers was at Geraldine 1886 to 1889 and then he came back from 1893 to 1921.
Record Details Surname KENNEDY Forenames JOHN Age at Death 58 Years Date of Death 08/31/1934 Date of Interment 08/31/1934 Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery Denomination CATHOLIC Section CATHOLIC Plot 69