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ABRAHAM, LUKE and wife in 1860. Luke worked on a farm. Mrs Abraham died aged 100 and left 20 grandchildren, 82 great grandchilden etc.
ABRAHAM, J.E and L brothers pit-sawyers
ABRAHAM, W.P lost his life in the 1st world war
ACKLEY, T in the Kekerengu Rugby team in 1898
ACTON-ADAMS , H.C and P councillors1900s
ALLEN, J.W ran a coach service in 1885
ARMSTRONG, S in the Kekerengu Rugby Team in 1898
ADAIR, WILLIAM applied for a small section at Hapuku in the 1880s
AMES, JAMES opened a Whaling Station north of Goose Bay
ARBER, G a Brickmaker in 1869. also a councillor in 1878-80
ASHBOLT, TOM in a shearing gang in the 1870s
BATCHELOR, W.H lost his life in the 1914-18 war
BEDFORD, ROBERT public vaccinator at Kaikoura in 1882
BELL, A councillor in 1895-99 and 1902-04
BOUGHTON, J.S chairman of the river board 1921-24
BOWERS, J successful applicant for land at Mt Fyffe district
BOYD, JOHNNY was a wild dog catcher for the Kekerengu Station. He owned several Staghounds
BOYD, JAMES on the Council in 1907
BRADDOCK, CATHERINE b, 1891 died 1922.
BRECKLES, in the 1897 cricket team.
BRUNEL, CHARLES a ex-naval man, gold prospector, whaler and shepherd. set up a steam saw-mill in the 1870s. His mill shut down in 1917
BRUNEL. GEORGE tried the Whaling Business, but sold out in 1869
BULLEN, brothers came from England via Victoria. They made their money selling merchandise in Victoria and Otago..and brought land. They completed building their Homestead in 1875..Frederick Bullen retired and returned to England abt 1883. In 1907 G.F Bullen sold out to a Syndicate of 5 men. He retired to ChCh where he died in 1912 at the age of 80
BURLAND, B sec for the kaikoura river board 1893-1911.
BURLAND, Miss E sec for the River board 1912-1919
BURNS, M successful applicant for a run at Hundalee in 1897
BUTT, T a taxi driver in a model tin 1914
CHARLESTON, JOSEPH a whaler and shepherd.. opened the travellersRest Hotel in July 1862. He gave up the Hotel in 1868 and farmed for a few years before moving to the North Island
CLEMENT, CHRISTOPHER in Kaikoura in 1865
CLEMENT, A.T a motor coach service in the 1900s
CLOSE, ALBEN took charge of the travellers Rest Hotel sometime after 1868. He pulled it down in 1871 and built the "Adelphi" which was destroyed by fire in March 1918
CLOSE, TINY there in the 1900s
COAKLEY, J.L store keeper at Waiau in 1887. He brought land in 1887
COLE, HENRY repaired shoes and boots in 1869
COLLINS, A.S a county chairman 1887-98
COLLINS, Miss E.M teacher at Oaro in 1922
COOKE, W had a store in 1900
COOKE, WILLIAM on the county council in 1907
COOKE, THOMAS born 1881 . killed at war in France in July 1916. He was awarded the V.C posthumously.
COOPER, J was a Tailor
CREED, W.R ran a coach service in the 1880s he died in 1928
CREED, PERCY also a coach man
CREED, ALBERT drove coaches from Waiau to Kaikoura at the age of 13.
CRISP, N was in the Kekerengu Rugby team in 1898
CROSS, ANDREW fished at South Bay for a living
CROSS, HARRY in the area in 1910
CROXHALL, GEORGE drowned in the Clarence river in Oct 1847
CUMMINGS, A ran a coach service in the 1880s
CUNDY, Mrs JANE managed the Kekerengu accommadition house for a time
CURRAN, P a taxi driver in a model t in 1914
DAKIN, F.F est the1st flax mill with W.D.STACE but were adjudged bankrupt after 2 years
DANAHER, T.J a Teacher
DAVIDSON, HUGH at kaikoura in 1901
DAVIDSON, J opened a store in July 1867
DEE, MICHAEL applied for a small section at Hapuku in the 1880s
DERRETT, T he had a coach service till 1916.also a halfway house. he died in 1825
DICKENSON, T on the road board in 1880
DICKSON, THOMAS leased 9,000 acres of rugged country in 1868. He developed it and kept it for 11 years
ECCLES, E.H brought Claverley Station after the 1st world war and held it till 1947
ELVY, H.W a station blacksmith at Kekerengu in 1887
ELVY, W in the Kekerengu Rugby Team in 1898
EVANS, CHARLES erected a Hotel in 1865
EVANS, CHARLES applied for a small section at Hapuku in the 1880s
EVANS, CONNIE at Kaikoura in the 1900s
FITZHERBERT, WILLIAM a Whaler
FLINT, FRED and W in a fishing group in 1906
FLOWER, F.H storekeeper at South Bay ..also worked at flax milling in 1898. he was one of the last flax millers at Kaikoura
FLOWER, NELL and ELSIE in the 1900s
FLOWER, FRANK a "Star" repeorter in 1907
FLOWER, J.N was a manager of a bank in 1880
FRANCIS, E sold his coach line to T Butt in 1917
FLETCHER, J.F a doctor in 1869
FLOWER, A.E born 1874
FULTON, JAMES & CHARLES cousins. ran a wool-scouring business in 1878
FYFFE, ROBERT. He owned 2 Whaling sites at Kaikoura.in 1845.. He was born 27th Feb 1810 and died (drowned) in April 1854. He also owned a Run.
FYFFE, GEORGE a cousin of Robert Fyffe. George died in 1867
GALLAGHER, JAMES and MARY. mary died 1892 aged 43. James died 20th Nov 1900
GARRETT, WILLIAM GEORGE started a flax-mill abt 1886
GARRETT, MARY LUCY b, in Kaikoura.the dau of Joseph Garrett. Mary married hugh O,Donnell in 1900.
GARRETT, HELEN a sister of Mary ?
GERMAN, JOHN a Station Hand in 1857
GERRAND, W. an old settler
GIBSON, WALTER managed the accommadation House at Clarence.in 1865. He married William McRaes widow.
GILLING, ABE son of a early kaikoura Whaler
GLENNON, JOHN a Bullock drover in 1857
GOLDEN, JOHN was a reverend in Kaikoura in the 1900s
GOOCH, E.G.T a Manager at "Swyncombe"
GOOCH, JIM in a fishing group in 1906
GOULTER, PERCY and HAROLD had farms
GRAY, JAMES a smithy in 1863
GRAY, NELL there in the 1900s
GREENFIELD, ALFRED applied for a run in 1856. He had arr at Nelson in 1851 on the "Clara". aged 22 years and helped drive a mob of horses from Nelson to Amuri for John Tinline. In sept 1859 he transferred his run to the Keenes.
HAGGAR, CHARLES a builder in 1869
HAILES, WALTER and sons had Bullocks for contract work
HAMMER, THOMAS farmed on the South Bank of the Conway in 1851
HARMER, JIMMY had a hut at Fyffe Cove in 1915
HARMON, BOB and EMERY arr Kaikoura 1859 and took up land
HARRIS, WILLIAM manager of "Flaxbourne' in 1854
HARRIS, L.L came from Picton in Jan 1868 to start business as a store keeper.
HASWELL, D in the Cricket team in 1897
HAWTHORNE, MARK had a farm in 1878
HENDRA, RALPH Jnr on the Kekerengu Rugby team in 1898. Ralph was born at Blenheim in 1876.
HERBERTSON, AMY there in the 1900s
HOME, J.T a teacher till 1868
HORNEMAN, J.E had a coach service from 1907 till abt 1911.
HUMPHREY, FRANK a shepherd in 1857
INGRAM, BESSIE there in the 1900s
INGLES, H.A marr a Miss CHIENE on the 14th July 1875
INGLES, HENRY was in partnership with his brother..They had been to court 2-3 times as a result of not looking after their sheep properly. and their whole flock of 5,000 sheep had to be destroyed.
INGLES, ALEXANDER WRIGHTON and brother henry and CLINTON PASLEY brought the Puhi Puhi run in 1862.Clinton dissolved the partnership with the brothers in 1869 and died the next year aged 29.
JOHNSON, JIM in the area in 1917
JORDAN, SAMUEL was a horse breaker in 1853
KEENAN, A chairman for the River Board 1924-50
KEENAN, P a councillors in various years from 1893 to 1910.
KEENE, CHARLES EDMUND of Swyncombe, Oxfordshire and brother GEORGE arr Nelson in 1858 and moved to the Eastern side of the S.I, taking up land near the Conway,which they held until 1869
KENNEDY, ANGUS had a run at Mt Fyffe
LAUGESEN, CHRISTIAN LOUIS a Dane with 9 sons and two daughters arr in 1892 from Canterbury and started a timber mill. In 1895 the father retired and sons William, Walter and Louis carried on the business
LAUGESEN, WALTER in the area in 1910
LAUGESEN, T and L.V lost their lives in the 1914-18 war
LAURIE, A had a store in the 1870s
LOVEGROVE, G.T station Manager in 1865
McCALLUM, DOUGAL had a coach service
McINNES. JOHN Jnr and ALEXANDER applied for sections at Hapuku in the 1880s
McINNES, J owned a Wheelwright shop in 1869
McLEOD, WILLIAM applied for a section at Hapuku in the 1880s
McLAUCHLAN, A on the Kekerengu Rugby team in 1898
McLAURIN, JD started milling timber in 1880. he went bankrupt 3-4 years later
McRAE, WILLIAM died at Waipapa in 1870. His widow remarried Walter Gibson
McSWIGAN, J in the Cricket team in 1897
MACALISTER, SUTHERLAND a Postmaster in 1869
MACKLE, M.A and J.A leased land from 1915--1917 when the boys joined the army. J Mackle lost his life in the first world war.
MACKLE, BARNEY on the Council in 1907
MACKLE, H a chairman on the river board from 1897-1917
MADDOCK, C.M on the road board 1879-84
MARKS, M.L came from Picton in 1868 to start a store
MARSDEN, JOSEPH installed a rabbit-canning factory in the 1880s
MASKELL, WILLIAM "Mead Hill" run in 1865.. he was 20 years old when he arr at Canterbury in 1860 from Cornwall, and brought a run and 1,500 ewes
MAW, CORNELIUS started a fish and meat works at Kaikoura which was burnt down after a few months in June 1887
MAXTON, S.W had a store in 1886 was a councillor in 1881 thru to 1902.
MAXTON, ANNIE successful applicant for 215 acres in the Mt Fyffe district in 1898
MAXTON, S.W on the road board in 1882/3. he had a store in the 1870s
MEADOWS, H.M a Doctor in 1874
MERTON, Miss S.M a teacher in 1915 at Lynton Downs
MILLER, JOSUHA drowned on the 21st Jan 1861
MISSEN, JAMES was a shoemaker
MONK, RICHARD rented 63 acres at the Conway. He was a blacksmith at Conway in 1887
MONK, W a Labourer at Conway in 1887
MONK, T.N a Labourer at Conway in 1887
MONK. FRANK on the Council in 1907
MONK, ANNIE siccessful applicant for 147 acres in the Mt Fyffe district in 1898
MONK, WINSTON F born 1912. killed in a Singapore air crash in 1954
NEILSEN, brothers fishermen of kaikoura in the 1900s
NICHOLLS, CHARLIE whale catcher in 1917
NILSEN, C ferryman on the Clarence in 1923
NORRIE, J.N had a house there in the 1900s
NORTHEY, Miss A.W teacher at Hundalee in the 1900s
O,BRIEN, R on the Kekerengu Rugby Team 1898
O,DONNELL, JOHN lived on the mt Fyffe road
O,DONNELL, FANNY died at Kaikoura in May 1884.and had been married to Stephen Sharp.. She was the widow of John O,Donnell
O,DONNELL, BRIDGET 1st married Denis Sweeney. her 2nd marriage was to Arthur Jennings in 1888. Bridget died 28th Aug 1915
ODONNELL, JAMES gave 2 acres land for a church and school in 1880
OVEREND, W had a store in 1870s
PAAP, J was a Constable in 1869
PALMER, ROBERT a shepherd for Joseph Ward at Clarence
PALMER, CHARLES brought a horse powered flour mill to Kaikoura in 1864
PALMER, CHARLES OSCAR & EDMUND OSCAR applied for sections at Hapuku in the 1880s. Their father was Charles Palmer.
PALMER, OSCAR on the Council in 1907
PARSONS, H.A on the Road board in 1877-78
PARSONS, H.W a chairman on the river board in 1877-78
PARSONS, FREEBORN. won a ballot for a small run in 1905 he was on the Council in 1907
PASSAU, A.H on the road board in 1874-79
PEELE, Miss M.E a teacher in 1905
PEOPLES, P gave land for a convent.
PERRY, CHARLES a business partner of W Fitzherbert. Charles drowned in the Clarence River in Oct 1847
PILLIET, W.H in the area in 1869
POOLE, GEORGE was a bullock team owner in 1912
POPE, R.T sec for the River board 1921-40
PORRITT, THOMAS a school teacher
POULTER, WILLIAM arrived at Kaikoura in 1859
POW, JOHN manager (and son-in-law) for Robert Tinline
PRIDEAUX, H.A a Publisher in 1917
RAINEY, JAMES applied for a section at Hapuku in the 1880s
RAINEY, JAMES ( son?) was a teenager when he died from exposure in a storm in 1904
REARDON, DICK in the area in 1917
RENNER, G owner of the "Kaikoura Star and on the Council in 1907
RENNER, TOTTIE and LILY there in the 1900s
PETERS, A on the Kekerengu Rugby Team in 1898
RILEY, JAMES and brother BERNARD. James died 1870. Barney became a Notorious inhabitant of Kaikoura.
RILEY, THOMAS
ROBERTS, DAVID in the area in 1917
ROBERTS, PETER b, 18th June 1920. Parents were David Victor and Catherine ( Starkey). Catherine Sophia was b, 30th July 1897 at Kaikoura. Her parents were Martin and Catherine (Norton)Starkey.
RORRISON, GEORGE applied for a section at Hapuku in the 1880s
ROTHWELL, RICHARD overseer in 1857. worked for George Fyffe
ROY, JOHN drowned in Jan 1861
RUTHERFORD, Mrs D and son EDMUND came to Kekerengu in 1899
SEELEY, A sec for the River board 1919-20
SMART, RONALD, died in 1906
SMITH, WILLIAM in Jan 1867 he stocked his run with 5,000 sheep, renamed it "Claverley"
SMITH, ARTHUR WILLIAM applied for a section at Hapuku in the 1880s
SMITH, ESTHER applied for a section at Hapuku in the 1880s
SMITH, GEORGE and CHRIS on the Council in 1907
SPENCER, T on the Kekerengu Rugby Team in 1898
SPENSLEY, R.F owned a store at Hapuku in 1906
SWEENEY, DOMINICK in the area in the 1900s
SWEENEY, DORIS applied for a section at Hapuku in the 1880s
SYMONS, JOHN leased "Ottley Fells" in 1871
STACE, H.J and W on the road board in the 1870s
STACK, JOHN as a teenager he died from exposure in a storm in 1904
STARKEY, MICK in the area in 1917
SUMNER, T and A on the Kekerengu Rugby Team in 1898
TAPP, WILLIAM JOHN b, 1898
TAPP, CHARLES ROBERT b, 1899
TAPP, STEPHEN RICHARD b, 1903
TATE, JAMES rented 586 acres at Conway
TEMPLEMAN, JOHN applied for a small section at Hapuku in the 1880s
TENNEY, A.F brought a store in 1876.was on the road board in 1882 he also started milling timber in 1880 in partnership with J.D McLaurin. Tenny pulled out of the partnership in 1881
THOMPSON, JOHN drowned on the 21st Jan 1861
TROLOVE, EDWIN marr SARAH McRAE (of Waipapa)
TROLOVE, F.W died in 1886.
VALENTINE, T.S held the 1st movie shows in 1906
WALL, RICHARD worked around the Kaikoura area
WALLACE, ROBERT WILLIAM b, 1869
WAITT, ROBERT had a Run in North Canturbery in 1851
WARD, JOSEPH was associated with the Clarence area for nearly 25 years
WARNER, WILLIAM HENRY applied for a small section at Hapuku in the 1880s
WARREN, SOLOMON ran a small butter factory abt 1885
WARREN, S Chairman on the River board 1885-89
WATTS, C.F.W had a run in 1865
WAYLAND, JANE and BELLE there in the 1900s
WEETMAN, C.S station manager abt 1870
WHITE, JAMES school master in 1864
WIFFEN, ARTHUR won a ballot for a small run in 1905
WILLAMS brothers GEORGE, FREDERICK and HENRY partners at "Ottley Fells"
WILLIAMS, J.B in charge of the Ludstone school
WINTERBOURN, S.C sec for the River Board 1920-21
WITTE, HARRY a coach man working for Derrett
WOOD, CHARLES bought "Lynton Downs" in 1887
WORKMAN, JOHN STENTON an early settler at Kaikoura. later moved to Blenheim
WORKMAN,R and T in the Kekerengu Rugby Team in 1898
WORKMAN, L.E lost his life in the 2nd world war.
ZIMMERMAN, J and FJ had a land lease in the Hapuku area in 1899

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