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Shereen Bell: Researching Deverall Family

I am curious to locate the name of the wife of Oliver Pipe of Waihi Beach.

Oliver was married to his wife who was from the well known Deverall Family of Waihi.

I am adopted and discovering some of my family history of my birth mother

Mary Davie was Oliver Pipes daughter along with Noelene Pipe and they often stayed at Bonnie Pipes house after their mother died.  

I know nothing of Oliver Pipes wife     ??? Deverall.

This is a part of the family  history that is a big mystery for me.

Would anyone know of any living relatives of the Deverall Family of Waihi that could fill some gaps for me?

Thank-you, Shereen Bell. Email: sandtbell@xtra.co.nz

I was born Jodie Marie Pipe on my birth certificate.

Thursday, 08 August 2019
Raewyn: Green Family

I would like any info on my Gt Grandparents Isaac & Sarah Green who came from Australia in 1903 settled in Rahu Rd Karangahake. Isaac Green worked in the mines but I am not sure which one, either the Ohinemuri Coal mine or the Karangahake Gold Mine.

Their four children were enrolled at Karangahake school on 12/10/1903 so I think that's probably not long after they arrived in NZ. It gives their names and ages as Arnold b 16/06/1895. Bertie b 28/06/1893. Ivy b 17/12/1889. Sylvesta b 26/08/1891.




Thursday, 17 May 2018
Fiona: Looking for family

Hi.  I am looking for information on the Blennerhassett family of Waihi. My grandfather's name was George and came from Ireland and my grandmothers name was Lousia. They had 4 children  1 of whom was Susan Emily and was a nurse at Waihi hospital. . You can email me at fionacoley43@gmail.com  Thanks Fiona 

Monday, 14 May 2018
judith Ford: Tironui, Papakura

Hi, I would like to contact Dorothy Bagnall who wrote an account of her family's life at Ohinemuri. She mentioned the family later moved to a farmlet at Tironui, near Papakura. I am writing a small publication about Tironui as I grew up there and am very interested to hear more, especially as Tironui was such a small place. Could someone please let Dorothy know?

Thank you.


Judith Ford

Monday, 26 March 2018
Guest: Pioneer Pennell Family history


I am  looking for any research and information on the Pennell family. Am looking for copies of the Pennell Family book too. 

I am also wanting contact details and whereabouts for a COLLEEN SULLIVAN to trace the Ancestors and descendants of the Pennell Family, some of whom came to Ohinemuri before the turn of the Century.  As stated by her in journal 47 on the 21st June 1977.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Please reply to the following email address 


Sunday, 04 February 2018
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