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Katrina Bridge: Bridge Family

Hello everyone. How wonderful to come across these articles. My Grandfather Selwin Dave Bridge and his Family were from Paeroa. My Grandfather was a Drum Major. He was in a Brass band. He along with my Grandmother, Evelyn Selma May Bridge (nee Todd)  took Marching teams. My Aunty Marie was in one of them. 

My Great Aunty Aislea Winifred Bridge I believed Married a  Mr Ben Gwilliam 

My Grandfather worked after the war at Linn Motors. I believe he was also a Magician.

I would love any photos or information pertaining to them. I have seen the article of both The brass Band and Marching Teams. Kind regards.


Monday, 13 July 2020
SharRon Peters: John Ritchie

Searching for above. Died 16 September 1911 at Waihi Beach 51yrs buried Paeroa. Son of John Ritchie brother of Martha Shaw, Margaret Ellis Minnie Coleman Frederick Ritchie Thomas Ritchie.

Spent time mining in Gippsland, Victoria. 

Would appreciate any help.

Sharron  sharronvic42.sv@Gmail.com

Sunday, 03 May 2020
Sharron Peters: Searching

Hello, I am searching for John/Jack Ritchie, died Waihi Beach September 1911. He appears to be a brother of Martha and Fred Ritchie, he doesn't appear on my tree as a sibling. If he is their sibling he would then be son of John and Margaret Ritchie (John being first Headmaster of Paeroa School.

He appears to have spent time in Gippesland, Victoria, as a miner before his death.

I would very much appreciate any help at all.   Thank you, Sharron   at   sharronvic42.sv2gmail.com

Friday, 01 May 2020
Lynne Dunn: Seeking Lucy (McCormack/Trevor)

I have been researching my husbands side of the family for a number of years and would be interested to hear from anyone who may know something about Lucy McCormack whom I believe moved to the Karangahake/ Kuaotunu areas in the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s. My understanding is that Lucy and her young daughter Evelyn (Evie) lived in the Karangahake hotel for a while at the turn of the century.

I would be very interested to make contact with anyone who may know about the family and who would be willing to share information.

Thank you.


Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Shelley Harsant: Harsant Family

I do believe that the Harsant’s are all related, in one form or another.  From what I know, my Grandparents Harry and Mary Ann Harsant came from Sussex England.  They landed in Victoria BC Canada. They had children named William (my Grandfather), his sisters Grace, Irene and another daughter Betsy who died very young.  I don’t know a lot about our family, as My Dad talked very little of them.  The middle names of most were James Ashley.....  

My Great Grandmother Mary Ann Harsant was at the grand opening of the United Church in Victoria BC.  I believe this was in the early 1900’s.

Monday, 17 February 2020
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