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HAWKES BAY
A Huge collection of transciptions from Hawkes Bay , Poverty Bay Newspaper
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Senior School Inspectors Hawkes Bay

1861 Henry Bowman SEALY
1862 William COLENSO
1864 James H CAMPBELL
1866 Henry H GODWIN
1867 Edward GREEN
1867 H H GODWIN
1867 William COLENSO
1868 Edward GREEN
1870 J D ORMOND inspected schools
1872 William COLENSO
1878 Henry HILL
1917 William BIRD
1918 R G WHETTER
1919 D A STRACHAN
1924 Murdoch McLEOD
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925 James McILLRAITH

1929 J ROBERTSON
1929 Donald McGASKILL
1932 T A MORLAND
1938 J A HENRY
1942 Percy G LEWIS
1946 Arch H DENNE
1949 J C HALL
1949 Rowland L LEWIS
1957 Donald G McIVOR
1961 Edward WATTS
1965 Henry G BELL
1968 John H DOWLING
1973 Allan LAWRENCE
1980 Colin E HARDIE
1983 Patrick HOGAN
1986 Ivan PHILLIPS
H.B. LICENSED HOTELS AND BUSH HOUSES
LICENSED HOTEL
Albion Hotel Hastings Street-name change from Campbell to J H SEBLEY. ***This was the only addition to Bruce's List recently posted.

BUSH LICENSES
Wallingford Thomas COWPER
Waipukurau William GOODWIN
Waipawa James CARMICHAEL
Waipawa John BRODIE
Te Aute William ELLINGHAM
Patangata John J KELLY
Porangahau Thomas LAMB
Petane William VILLERS
Arapawanui John McKINNON
Mohaka John SIM
Wairoa William MORETON
Mahia Captain william MORRIS

Kuripanga Hotel
A licensing court held at Napier on the 7th Decamber 1881, after some misgivings,issued a license for the hotel. The hotel was on the Napier-Taihape Road (Inland Patea). The Licensee was William Francis STEPHENS. The property was leased from John.G.KINROSS, a Napier businessman. STEPHENS was heavily morgaged KINROSS. fOR SEVERAL YEARS THE HOTEL'S TRADE WAS SUFFICIENT TO MET THE OBLIGATIONS.tHEN IN 1884 STEPHENS could not meet the payments and KINROSS foreclosed and took possession of the property.
He then re-leased the hotel to William MORRIS.

KINROSS himself became insolvent in January 1889.He had over committed himself and his large holding in Hawkes Bay were either soled or otherwise dealt with by the Official
Assignee.

William MORRIS the licensee, was authorised by the Assignee to continue trading until the Estate was assessed.Then in early may 1889 Alexander McDONALD purchased the hotel from the bankrupt Estate.

A notice in the Napier papers of 1889 carried a notice that William MORRIS has also been declared bankrupt.

25.5.2002: It is not known at this date, if the person mentioned above, was, or was connected to the whaler (Captain) William Morris.William died in 1882 and was the only other person of the same name was his son, William Te Pere Morris. However, he was no longer in Hawkes Bay at the time mentioned above.He had been married and living at Te Karaka,
near Gisborne, for some years, at that time.

Articles taken from "William Morris Daybook" Ahuriri early days written by his G/Daughter and transcribed from his actual diary.

Roll of Honour Takapau
Roll of Honour

World War one (1914-1918)

Names on Soldiers’War Memorial unveiled by D H F RIDDIFORD on 25 April 1922.

Service conducted by Revs Canon CULWICK and S J W IRVINE.brigadier-General
MELVILLE addressed those assembled.

Arnst J Sgt
Bean W Corp
Beckett,W.M Pvt
Collin R Pvt
Corlett A.H Pvt
Corlett F Pvt
Coulter R.E Pvt
Duncan A Pvt
Evans A.J Pvt
Gordon P Pvt
Hunter J Corp
Ireland A.E Sgt.Maj
Jones F.S Pvt
Little W Pvt
MacKay W Corp
Madsen C Pvt
0’Connor P.J Pvt
Papps H.A Corp
Pearson E Corp
Price A.E Lieut
Paget S.F Pvt
Pritchard A.E Pvt
Pedersen J Pvt
Ross D Pvt
St.Hill F.H Pvt
Struthers A Corp
Strachan C.FCorp
Smith A.H Pvt
Tobin F Pvt
Thompson C.WPvt
Taylor L.C Pvt
Widt C.S Corp
McDonald A Pvt
Chowen V Pvt
Jameson E.S Pvt
Weir J Pvt
Pedersen E P

 

Roll of Honour World Ward Two (1939-1945

Memorial Park was established with
a new grandstand and wrought iron gates in memory of those who fell in
World War 2. This is situated at the northern end of Takapau and was opened
on 6 April 1957 by Sir Howard Kippenberger

Brown A.C. Gnr
Pedersen A.E. Pvt
Wehi P.Matu Pvt
Nepe Apatu Pvt
Thompson LPvt
Paget Ian F/0
Naera Kepa Corp
Schofield Apatu Corp
Ellis R Pvt
Taylor W F/Lt
Paterson W J Sgt.Pilot
Mullinder Theo Sgt.Pilot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Takapau School teachers 1879 TO 1972
1879
HARDING
1880
John STEWART
1887
J.Chaddisby WESTALL
1888
Douglas BEDINGFIELD
1891
Edwin HOSKING
1893
Miss Annie E.GROOME
1895
W.H.JOHNSTON
1897
Frank B.CURD
1902
James CAUGHLEY
the above were Headmasters or Head teachers.

1935
Thomas TAYLOR
1946
Cyril S.WOOD
1950
Phil S.SEYB
11955
Cyril H.MEADS
1958
John GLEN
1962
Andy NOLA
1965
Bruce H.FURRELL
1968
Dennis J.KNIGHT
1969
Brian W.FORD
1972
E.F.(Wyn) LORCK

other early teachers are:-
1887
William Albert SMITH
1888
Miss BEDINGFIELD
1890
Miss Ellen TUCKER
1891
Miss Mary TUCKER
1891
Miss Florrie CONROY
1892
Henry HOBSON
1895
Miss Edith TUCKER
1902
Miss Ida ELLINGHAM
1902
Fred MARTIN
1906
Miss RANZI
1906
Miss HERDMAN
1907
Miss McBRATNEY
1908
Miss Lucinda DAGG
1909
Miss Olive DAGG
1909
Ben TAYLOR
JAMES CAUGHLEY REMAINED AS HEADMASTER FOR THIRTY-THREE AND A HALF YEARS,
RETIRING IN SEPTEMBER, 1935.
tHE FOLLOWING HEADMASTERS SUCCEEDED HIM.

 

 

 

Whalers Hawkes Bay
ANDERSON John- Englishman and sons
ANDERSON John -son of the above
ANDERSON William -son of John above
BATEMAN Thomas. Had GREENWAY,Arthur as silent partner.Sold out to CLAYTON.Station burnt out by Maori 1839
BARTLETT Peter.-son of William BARTLETT. Whaled at Mahia
BARTLETT,Ra.Grandson of William BARTLETT.Whaled at Mahia
BARTLETT,Thomas Son of William BARTLETT.Whaled at Mahia and later married Mary PANUERA on 25.11.1870 at Mahia.Born at sea between Wherowhero and Mahia 1848
BARTLETT William. Correct name believed to be William Bartlett HAWKRIGHT. Whaled at Mahia arrived from Bay of Islands with Captain ELLIS. One source claimed he was Kent, England, another that he was born in U.S.A. in 1816. Sold out his interests to Edward Birt BENDALL.(Possibly the man of Plymouth,Massachusetts, aged 31 shipped on Ship Francis H. 23/6/1832 jumped 20/4/1833-supplied Joan DRUETT)
BAXTER Robert aka "Bob the Winkler" Later captain of the "Manaia"
BEATTIE Ned. Whaled at Mahia.Drowned Wairoa River 1886.
BENDALL Edward Birt.(Eruera ENERA0 purchased BARLETT'S station at Mahia. Had store at Mahia.Went bankrupt and sold up in 1884
BLACK HARRY. A Hindu.Offended the chief, Te APATU, whose daughter Rawinia interceded on his behalf and saved his life after he had broken a tapu
BLACK Walter. AKA wattie. Son in law of William MORRIS. Had the Peninsular Hotel at Mahia and was burnt out.Later moved to Gisborne.
BLAZE AWAY JACK
BLIND CHARLEIS.Whaled at Mahia
BROWN Robert(Bob). Worked for William MORRIS 1841
BURTON Joseph. Whaler and later Pilot/Boatman at Mohaka. Married Ripene
BURTON William.Agent for Sydney firm of Cooper and Holt at Wairoa whaling station arriving 1839. He had a contract dated 29-12-1839 with RHODES as a Trader
CAMPBELL Hone John.Married daughter of Peter BARTLETT. Mahia
CAMPBELL John Master Whaler. Sued John MORRELL at Napier Peace Court 1857 for proceeds of whale disputed ownership. Mahia. Had a store at Kini Kini 184464.Drowned on the "Tryphene" according to cout transcriptions.
CARROLL Joseph. Whaled at Te Hoe. A blacksmith by trade. Later a farmer/flax Miller etc. Father of Sir James CARROLL
CAVANAGH William.Whaled at Mahia 1852
CAVE Louis.Mohaka.Had a crown grant of 40 acres near Panaui Stream 1859
CHARLIE THE DUTCHMAN- A deserter from an unknown vessel. Could speak fluent Maori but antecedents unknown. Had been whaling in Northern Hawkes Bay prior to 1852 but was under threat by whalers there for some treachery
CHASE John Havill Shaw. Ex American deep sea Whaler. Very early settler at Kihitu, Wairoa (Possibly served on Mary Ann 11/9/1854 to 11/5/1857 supplied by Joan DRUETT)
CHRISTIE Wi Mahia.Son of William Hooper CHRISTY.whaled at Mahia
CHRISTY William Hooper (Piri Te Katete) Married Rawinia, TE APATU's daughter
CLAYTON George Thomas -Captain. Had a whaling station at Queen Charlotte Sound. Was on the "Dublin Packet" when it dropped oof HEMPLEMANN in the sounds. Had
his own money one pound notes printed in Sydney in 1837 and used them with his trading concerns. Purchased plant from BATEMAN. May have had the notes in circulation at Waikokopu.Later settled on land at Muriwai, Poverty Bay.
DARKY COON Whaled at Mahia
DUVAL Louis(French Louis)
DYKE Joseph. Te Kereru, Mahia. Son in law of William BARTLETT.Whaled at Te Kereru.
ELLIS William, Captain.Puchased the WARD brothers' plant. Sold out to PERRY had a vessel called the "Uncle Sam"
ELLIS and perry- Had a very prosperous whaling station at Waikokopu.Visited on 2nd Nov.1844 by two travellers,
H.S.HARRISON and J.THOMAS, who wrote it up in the New Zealand Journal published London 5.11.1845(Copy in the Alexander Turnbull Library) From the History of Hawkes Bay page 154
FISHER-? Mahia. 1880, possibly the same as George FISHER
FISHER George.Mahia.Mentioned in E.B.BENDALL's accounts.
FISHER-?(A boy) Possibly the son of George FISHER.also mentioned in E.B.BENDALL's accounts
FINLAYSONJohn Craig-Mahia
"FLUKEY" A Blacksmith by trade.Whaled at Mahia and Mohaka
GOULLET Felix-Mahia-Mohaka and Wairoa. Was at the "Peace court" settled at Frasertown and had a crown grant at Mohaka. Was John MORRELL's whaling partner at the time of the peace court off Mahia in 1855. Married Amerepeka Rangiwaihoroa, 8.12.1855.Witnesses
William KAVENAGH and William SMITH, December 8th 1855.Marriage registrar, St Mary's Church Ozier Road Napier.
GREENING Jack or Robin (happy Jack), Mahanga and Whangawehi.
GREENAWAY George.Sleeping partner of BATEMAN.sold out 1839.

HALBERT Thomas (Tame Poto or Tommy SHORT)
HAMPSTEAD Ebenezer (HEMPSTEAD) Captain. Mahia, thence Petane. Later Captain of the Scamperdown
HARRINGTON Samuel(Sam or Shiloh) Half Caste from New Holland.Still alive at Mahia 1880
HAWKINS Jack.Whaled for many years at Mahia and Mohaka
HILLMAN WILLIAM. An American Deep sea whaler.
HOLBERT and HARRIS Traders and whalers in Poverty Bay in the 1930.
JONES David (Davy).Whaled at Mahia and Wairoa.Later Wairoa river pilot.
JONES David. Whaled at Mahia and Wairoa. Father of Pilot above.
JONES Tom. From Poverty Bay.Whaled at Mahia a half caste. At Mahia 1880.
JONES William -Captain(Big Bill) whaled at Moemutu,Mahia. Was in CAMPBELL's boat crew in 1857 at Long Point (Kini Kini). Gave evidence in Peace Court Napier. Later killed in Fiji on a whaling cruise.
LAKE ?Mahia 1880
LATIMER ? Mahia 1880
LEASE ? Captain of the Letitia
LEWIS Archibald James. Resided at the Heads Wairoa. Later moved to Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa. Had a horticultural farm there. Son of William
LEWIS
LEWIS Davy. Son of William LEWIS. Whaled at Mahia and Wairoa for years. Had one or both thighs broken by a whale.Was Captain of the Wairau for a time. Married Elizabeth Paratene 1871 at age 23.
LEWIS Fred. Whaled at Mahia. A Headsman whaled at both Mahia and Wairoa, brother of William
LEWIS.
LEWIS George. Son of William LEWIS. Whaled at Wairoa
LEWIS Jack(Dirty Jack or Jack MUCK) Died at Te Aroha 1913 aged 96. Ex British Navy. Had been wrecked at Auckland.Whaler and storekeeper.
LEWIS James. Son of William LEWIS. Whaled at Wairoa.Baptised by Father Regnier in 1856.
LEWIS John. Son of William LEWIS. Whaled at Wairoa.
LEWIS Pa. Son of William LEWIS. Whaled at Wairoa. Baptised by Father REGNIER in 1858/.LEWIS Thadaus. At Wairoa. Sailed with William LEWIS on the Scamperdown. Lost his life on the "Wave", though it was claimed that he survived and was later seen by Mormon Missionaries either in Hawaii or Samoa. Alleged to have taken a boy named SMITH from Nuhaka with him and that person was alleged to have been using the name PARKER when seen in Hawaii later by relatives.
LEWIS William. American deep Sea Whaler at Mahia and settled in Wairoa. No clear whether he was the William LEWIS drowned on the Tryphena or a son. Married Rautahi.
LLOYD Charles.Mahia 1880
LOUIS CURO ?(SPELLING) Mahia 1880.
LOCKWOOD William.American.At Cape Kidnappers and Wairoa. Was headsman in a boat at Mahia(Drywood Bay).Had a store at Wairoa.Had Doctor Matthew SCOTT as a boarder for a time. Died 25.4.1871. Ref Deceased Estates, N>Z> Gazette 1866-1900.1871/642.(Off Sandwich,Mass,USA at age 36 signed on Ship Martha 1.7.1824, deserted at age 40. Reappears
on Ship Eagle 8.6.1829 to 2.6.1830. Supplied by Joan DRUETT)
LONE ? Attended th peace Court
McCABE Hugh.Waikokopu-Chathams-Portland Island.Died at Portland Island.
MACKIE Jim. Whaled at Mahia. Formerly a boson's mate on an English Man O War. His eldest son Ra MACKIE served with VON TEMPSKY's Rangers in the Poverty Bay District.
MAHUIKA Hemi. A Headsman and Boat operator Ex Muriwai at Mahia Whaling.
MANSFIELD / Captain TE HOE. Mahia and Portland Island.
MASON Joseph. Te Mahia and Mohaka. Mentioned in Donald McLEAN report.
MATHIESON William.Mahia 1880
MAWE William Franklin. At Te Kereru. Still alive 1880. Married Mary. Whaled at Te Kereru 1868 and Moemutu 1869-71.Served in the Waikato War, fought at Waiapu and Pukemaire and was wounded at Kairomiromi. He also fought at Hungahungatoroa(Biggs) and at Petane(Fraser)., and ended by engaging in the chase after Te Kooti.
METE Tare Ringawhero
MOODIE James. Whaler for Captain MANSFIELD at Te Hoe,Mahia 1880. Was a Tasmanian.
MOREL MORELL MORRELL (Johnny Wi Wi). He and sons whaled at Mahia. His whaling partner in 1855 was Felix
GOULET. Was involved in Peace Court litigation at Napier when sued by John
CAMPBELL over a whale. Left district and went to Kaikora, where he is buried.
MORRELL, January 1874 at age 28. Had resided at Mahia 5 years by then.
MORRELL John.Whaled at Mahia. Son of Johny Wi Wi.
MORRELL Joseph.Whaled at Mahia. Son of Johnny Wi Wi.
MORRELL Felix(Pheanix or Phoenix) Son of Johnny Wi Wi.
MORRELL Peter. Whaled at Mahi. Son of Johnny Wi Wi.
MORRELL James. Whaled at Mahia. Son of Johnny Wi Wi.
MORRELL George. Whaled at Mahia. Son of Johnny Wi Wi.
MORRIS William. Irish. Later a farmer and storekeeper and Mahia.Whaled at Cape Kidnappers. Whakaari and Mahia. Had a trading vessel as well. At peace court on H.M. Survey vessel Pandora 30.11.1855. William was born C.Cork.Ireland. 1815.Came to New Zealand 1840.Died 8.7.1883. Buried Old Napier Cemetery.
MORRISWilliam Pera(son of William MORRIS). Whaled at Mahia and kept a store there. Retired to Ormond (interviewed later by Russell DUNCAN). Notice of intention
to marry 17.5.1877, then aged 30. Married Catherine MORELL.
MORRISSON George. Tasmanian half caste. Whaled at Waikokopu,Mahia and Wairoa.
MOODY James (Jemmy). At Te Hoe. A Tasmanian White. Worked for MANSFIELD at Te Hoe. Was still alive in 1880.
MAYO Background unknown. Was in North Auckland and was prominent in whaling with many agents.
MIKA of Te Mahanga away whaling in January 1888.
MOODY Thomas at Mahia 1880
MORROW Richard at Mahia 1880
MUNRO ? left descendants.

NEPE (NEPIA), Wi of Ngatai Hikairoa.Had own trading vessel at Mahia. Was a headsman in a boat at Waipawa.
NEWTON, Mahia 1880
0'KEEFE,Daniel (KEEFE-0''KEEFE) Whaled at Te Hoe.Born 1809 died 1857.Buried at Te Hoe.Has a modern headstone ongrave.
NOYES, George aka George ROBERTSON. Formerly a deep sea whaler.Followed the craft at Te Kereru,Teo Hoe and Moimutu
PAHAU, Hehopa of Nuhaka. Away whaling January 1888.
PERRY,-? Captain.American. Was whaling at Long point in 1842. Took 32 whales in 1842. Bought most of the other Mahia whalers out. Had a store at Waikokopu 1845.Died 1853 of apoplexy. Was said to have killed Ned TOMLIN by hitting him and throwing ou the door.(there was no enquiry)
PIHA Boat steerer and headsman. Boatsteerer for Morrell and afterwards in one of his own boats at Mahia and Wairoa. Was one of the guards sent to the Chathams with the Hau Hau. Was in the fight at Te Kopane and one of the party that drover the enemy across Lake Waikaremoana.
POMPEY (William Henry THOMPSON) New York Negro.
PUTARANUI Hohepa. Of Nuhaka. Away whaling January 1888.
RAHUI Erami of Nuhaka. Away whaling in January 1880.
RAHU
RAHU Tohu. Had a boat at Mahia 1880.Had whaled earlier. Was a Wairoa River pilot.A chief of rank and Native Assessor. Had a small sheep farm at Wairoa Heads.
RALPH Tommy. Whaled at Mahia.
READ George Edwards Captain. Born Mendlesham,Suffolk, England 1815. Came to New Zealand on one of the Enderby's whaling vessels. In 1838 was with Captain WHITE on the Medway trading to Sydney. Joined Fair Barbadian as first mate under Captain BENNETT, called at East Cape 1839. On the brib Transfer was made on Captain ELLIS's Lune-traded along the coast in 1842.Skipper of the schooner Kate then the Gannet.Constructed the 24 ton schooner Mendlesham at Mawhai 1852.Had the cutter Planet and the schooner Tawera.Had store and became a major businessman in Gisborne.
REED Ben (Barney or Shuffler) Te Mahia. Was drowned in 1876 crossing the Wairoa River.
REES-? South Seas Islander.Whaled at Petone,Napier and Mahia.Captured with rebels later by
FRASER's Force at Petane 12.10.1866.
RHODES William (Barney) A ship owner trader and land speculator.
RICHARDSON George Walter from NE Bedford U S A. A cooper at Wairoa and Mahia.
ROBERTSON John. The headsman in John
MORRELL's boat in 1857 when a dispute over a whale was taken to the Peace Court at Napier.
ROBINSON George (George NOYES) Mahaia and Wairoa. Formerly a deep sea whaler from U S A Had a family at Kihitu.
ROGERS Charles Thomas.Mariner.Aged 26 in 1876.Notice of intention to marry Lucy MORRELL.
RYLAND Charless of Manchester. England.
SALMON,-? Captain.Purchased and carried whale oil on his ships to Auckland. The Zilla was one of his vessels. Took most of oil caught at Mahia to Auckland in 1858.
SCHMIDT Johannes (SMITH John) Whaled at Mahia had whaling sons.
SCOTT Matthew.Doctor.Te Mahia.Later a surgeon for the Military and at Wairoa for Maori. Attended Ihaka WHAANGA at Mahia after he was wounded at Mohaka massacre.
SCOTTY-?
SCOTCH JOCK(GEMMELL or GAMBLE) Mahia and Mohakwa.Killed later in ambush.
SHEPHERD Jack Mahia 1880.
SHEPHERD(S Boy) was in J.MORRELL's boat 1880.
SIMMONDS William. Whaled at Moemutu with George ROBINSON(NOYES). An ex English Man O War man H M S.Callope, Captain STANLEY, Whaled at Moemutu and was a boat
steerer for John MORRELL
SLOANE Ned.Whaled at Kini Kini when whaling boat smashed and one man killed. Was one of Captain ELLIS's men and was greatly slilled.
SMITH-? Doctor at Mahia.Later Surgeon to Military.
SMITH Charlie.Son of Johannes SCMIDT. Notice to marry Te WAIRAKAU 1874 when aged 23.Whaled at Mahia.
SMITH John See SCHMIDT, Johannes. His daughter Sarah married John Craig FINLAYSON at age 16 in 1870.
SMITH Peter.Son of Johannes SCHMIDT. At Keruru,Mahia.Married at age 21. 19.2.1870, then living at Te Hoe married Emmas ELLIS.
SMITH Puru son of Johannes SCHMIDT.
Smith-? Yankee. Owned stores and traded at Gisborne,had shipping sold out to Captain READ.
SMITH Ringawhero son of Johannes SCHMIDT
SMITH Tom Son of Johannes SCHMIDT
SMITH William (Billy) Whaled at Mahia.Ex Government Boat Sydney.
SMITH William.Whaled Mahia Married 1876 to Rehara Mathew at age 21.
SPOONER Frederick.Captain.Deserted from and American whaler.Died a pauper at Wairoa later.(Probably of New Bedford.Age 17 ship Herald 18.6.1818- 1819.Age 18 ship Stanton 7.8.1819-13.11.1821. Aged 18(sic)Stanton,August 1822-November 1824.Aged 24 brig Charlston Packet 14.5.1825-26.8.1826.Aged 25 brig By Chance 14.10.1826-20.3.1828 Supplied
by Joan DRUETT
TAMIANA of Nuhaka. Away whaling 1880.
TE WHAREKORO of Kopuawhara away whaling January 1888.
THOMPSON William. Whaled at Mahia.Attended Peace Court off Mahia 1855.
THOMPSON William Henry (Pompeu) New York nego(Possibly the man who shipped at New Bedford on the bark Peri at age 16 or 18 on 3.5.1863. Bark sold at Mauritius.
TAMIANA of Nuhaka away whaling 1888.
TE WHAREKORO of Nuhaka away whaling 1888.
TIKITIKI or TIKITINI Henare Whaler.Married Heni Nga HERENI AT MAHIA
TOKOTAHI Nepia Harpooner for William MORRIS
TOMLINS Ned Half caste Tasmanian aboriginal.A headsman.Died at Waikokopu.
WALSH Eurn(spelling) Mahia 1880
WARD brothers Whaled at Waikokopu.
WARD James of Ward Brothers
WARD William of Ward brothers
WHITE Geoge Mahia 1880
WHITE Robert at Te Mahia.
WHITE Thomas at Mahia
WILLIAMS Harry (Bristol Bill) Mahia.
WILSON James. Half caste Maori from Gisborne.Whaled Waikokopu.
WILSON William had a whale boat at Mahia 1880.
WOOD William(Billy the Goose) Mahia.Later a mailman killed after ambush.

Note in 1837 the "Governor Bourke" lost a boat crew and boat to desertion in Hawkes Bay. They probably landed at Mahia.

Dinwiddie in his speeches on early Hawke's Bay whaling stated that during 1830's the WARD brothers and Captain ELLIS had fifty four boat hands and other hangers on in Norther Hawke's Bay.

From Resident Magistrate's papers it has been disclosed that most of the tribe at Mahia were whaling at various times, especially those under chief,Ihaka WHAANGA. Especially during the troubled times of TE KOOTI.

Report from the Hawkes Bay Herald, November 1868. The East Coast Poverty Bay Massacred by the Hau Hau. All settlers told to head for safety in the towns. Date Napier, November
23rd 1868.

Napier Nov 30th 1868.
Influx of settlers. Day by day families of out-lying settlers continue to come into town, the feeling of having at length become almost universal that none of the stations at a distance from the Port, are safe from possible attack. The M V Ahuriri on Tuesday night, brought in more women and children from Wairoa, and the St Kilda on Wednesday evening arrived
with others from Mohaka.

The late alarm. With reference to the alarm raised on the 21st inst. From some natives being seen after nightfall, on the Western Spit.We have been requested by Capt.MORRIS to explain that this party, consisting of himself, his wife and 2 natives, with their wives and 4 little children- not a party of 30 to 40 as currently reported- arrived before dark, very tired at the fishing whares mentioned in our last edition, and put up there for the night-little supposing that their doing so would produce the effect it did.In fact we can easily imagine
Capt.MORRIS's alarm on being awoken by an armed guard at the point of a bayonet. It must have been equal to that of those who first discovered
the presence of strangers, at so inopportune a time and place.


Post Office
A Post Office was established on 1 May 1877 at the Railway Hotel, 5 miles west of Takapau. The hotel Proprietor, Hamilton FERGUSON, was in charge for a time. In 1879 a permanent officer was appointed. He was J.G.BESWICK. At the same time a telegraph office,money order office and savings bank were opened. Mr C.L.WHITE replaced him in 1879 and T.W.LECOCQ appointed 3 years later. When office was removed to the Railway Station in June 1887 after operating at the hotel for 10 years. The last 8 years only Post Office had been functioning. When Post Office transferred to the Railway station Mr J.WOOD was appointed postmaster in addition to his other duties and he in turn was succeeded by
1888.J.ANDREWS,
1889.M.C.TULLY
1894,E.E.INGPEN,
1897.A.S.WHITSON,
1898.J.A.RODIE,
1903.W.PIMM,
1907.G.R.RUSSELL

when the Post Office was opened in 1911 the postmaster was E.R.del BEAN and he was succeeded by:-J.THORNE, F.J.ANDREWS, G.R.O.MULHOLLAND, C.H.J.PEASE, F.J.CODYRE, O.H.CROSS, A.R.TUCKER, J.K.MARTIN, C.B.WAIGTH, M.G.HALLETT, H.B.GAYLARD, Pat LAWTON and Stan RICHARDSON.

Police Station The first official attempts to have a Police Station built at Takapu was made at a well attended meeting in the Town Hall on 5th January 1912. Sydney JOHNSTON PRESIDED AND THE Takapau Advancement Association was formed. The following office bearers were elected: President,Sydney JOHNSTON,;Vice-Presidents,Mess J.B.A'DEANE, M.PAULSEN; Treasurer, E.BEAN; Secretary, W.CUTHBERTSON; Committee,Messrs J.MAUDSLEU, T.POWER, R.MAY, T.BENNETT, J.MacKAY, T.HOBSON.

Their first task was to try to get a police station built as at that time one man who was stationed at Ormondville had to police six hotels and from 3,000 to 4,000 people.

June 1917 new police station was built.Constable Joseph MAY was the first policeman. He was followed by:Constables_Jerry MALONEY, Reuben PHILIPS, Patrick MULLAN, Sidney TUCKER and Jim Hall. The station closed in mid 1960's.

Tikokino Roll of Honour
Roll of Honour 1914-1918
C.BOULT
J.C.CROSBIE
H.T.CULLWICK
G.FOULDS
J.W.HUDSON
E.KELLY
C.LELIEVRE
J.R.LITTLE
R.LIVINGSTONE
P.R.MANSON
J.A. McLEOD
M.Y.McLEOD
D.McKENSIE
J.McMILLAN
J.J. MONK
J.MORONEY
E.OLIVER
T.OLIVER
J.PARKINSON
W.H.PARKINSON
R.T.PEERS
J.WOOD

In the second World Ward four local man lost their lives:-
B.C.GOODALL
R.B.RICHARSON
P.VESTY
D.ZANDERS.

A Home Guard was formed during WW11. Alan KNAPP, a WW11, veteran was in command with L.A.BRASSINGTON as Sergeant Major and J.V.McMAHON as Adjutant.
Between 30-40 men belonged.

J P's AT TIKOKINO (HAMPDEN
John DAVERN - appointed as a special constable in March 1868. Previosly been turnkey at Napier Gaol.
George PARKINSON- Constable in 1874.

The following people served as J.P's
G.G.CARLYON
A.S.G.CARLYON
J.J.BUCHANAN
E.G.RATHBONE
D.EDDY
E.WAITE
K.CHUTE
G.G.WILSON
P.0'ROURKE
T.MIHAERE
R.D.JULL

Game Licenses 1880
Below is the people that held Game Licenses in the Hawkes Bay in 1880
F. SUTTON
E.BAKER
Louis EVANS
James PILCHER
G.F. SCALE
John BENNETT
H.A. DUFF
Thomas PARSONS
K.J. HILL
Thos. HESLOP
Samuel LAIRD
Harry SMITH
L. De PELICHET
Robert STUART
F.S. WATERHOUSE
Samuel BOLTON
Alf DANVERS
W. BEAMISH
F. NELSON
R. FARMER
R.P. WILLIAMS
J.N. WILLIAMS
A.S. BIRCH
W.J. BIRCH
E. SIMCOX
Thomas CROSSE
Henry. J.BAKER
Thos. BRINSON
G. PILCHER
C. MORGAN
James WALKER
J.PARSONS
C.A. FITZROY
E.H. WADDINGTON
H.C. WILSON
H.J. TWIGG
R. WELLWOOD
Thomas TANNER
Ernest TANNER


Jos. PRICE
W.U. BURKE
Peter ROBERTSON
Saml. CARNELL
Arthur SHIELD
H.D. DONNELLY
Peter GOW
R. FRASER
Sydney JOHNSTON
Thomas PARKINSON
Frank ROPER
David STRICKLAND
Fred PIlCHER
Robt. PICKETT
Thos. BISHOP
Thos. POOLE
Colonel HERRICK
James LYON
W.A. WARREN
Capt. RUSSELL
Herbert RUSSELL
James WARRILOW
Seymer TANCRED
Jas. MACKERSEY
Henry GAISFORD
H.H. BRIDGE
J.B. RHODES
Arthur KNIGHT
James BENT
Geo. MERRITT
Evan MORGAN
Fred . H. STEVENS
Colonel WHITE
James WELLAN
Major RICHARDSON
Greenwood WELLAN
William JONES
signed F. SUTTON
Hon. Sec. Acclimatisation Soc.
Edward CONROY of Hastings is authorised to sell game
County Representatives for Tikokino from 1903 to 1986
HOLDEN Jon 1903
McKAY L 1905
HOLDEN John 1916
BUTLER John 1923
BUTLER Thomas 1936
WAITE.Ernest 1942
ADDIS.W. 1947.
JULL.Albert W. 1957
ADDIS Keith. 1960
WILLIAMS Ross. 1965.
DOWNEY Ian. 1971.
MacDONALD.Jack. 1980.
SAINSBURY Gerald 1980-1986
Blacksmiths/Garage Tikokino from 1882 plus others
George GREEN 1882.OLDHAM Gibby, WHITWORTH Bruce, HARRIS Peter.
Other Blacksmiths included:
LOMAS George,
CAMPBELL Frances,1916(Also a coachbuilder).
CARR Herbert,blacksmith assistant.
HUTCHISON Frank,1916.
CARSWELL.Bill,
SIM Mr 1878.
BEALE and WARRING Mr 1915

CARPENTERS- W.T.COLE lived in the village and was employed as a carpenter in 1886,1887 and 1888.
N.FULLERTON from 1893-1896
Irvine HAZLETT 1916
Ernest and Jack NIELSON

TAILORS- Mr KREBS was the first Tailor in Hampden in 1894 until 1897.
Mr W.YELLOWLESS.

HAWKER Capt LAMBIER lived for a few years in Hampden in the late 1880's as a hawker.

BAKERY
Mr TRICKLEBANK 1905, Mr HENDERSON, ,Mr and Mrs V COLLINS.

PHOTOGRAPHER- 1897 Mr Chas MARIBOE
WOOL Woolwasher A.HAZLETT 1890
Woolclasser John DEWHURST 1893-96
HORSEBREAKER H.McLEOD 1877

Post Office Opened for business on June 1st, under the name of Hampden. First Postmaster was Mr MATHEWS. His annual salary was 6 Pounds. In 1886 a real boon was conferred on the residents of the district by the establishment of a tri weekly mail, by the Postmaster General.
In February 1904 the mail delivery became a daily service. A coach replaced the horse in 1889 and motor vehicle replaced the coach in 1917. Mr MATHEWS retained the Post Office until his death in 1902. His daughter Dolly MATHEWS carried on as postmistress and telephonist of Tikokino Post Office until October 1902. When store was sold to Mr E O ROACH.
Mrs Florence McKITTIRCK postmistress 1911
Miss Dulce NATHAN 1924
Mrs BIRRELL 1961
Mrs W. HARRIS 1977-1983 then:
Mr and Mrs STEVENSON, Mr and Mrs T.HAWKINS ,Mr and Mrs L.J0SEPH.

Contractors for the R D 3 Waipawa to Hampden to Waipawa to Tikokino
Thomas BURGESS 1875
WHANIKAU 1879,
1881 Mohi HATUA,
1883 Wehi MANENE,
1885 William C.GREEN.
1887 Moi ti HATUA.
1889 Albert WORSNOP.
1891Thomas WALDROM.
1900 John BRINSON.
1904 S.J.HANSEN.
1907 T.HUDSON
1910 John CLEARY
1913 A.HILL
1917 R.J.BROWN
1928 M.PETERSEN.
1934 B.C.HOOPER
WAIPAWA/WAKARARA service
1972 D.SEVERINSON.
1974 D.GREEN.
1977 G.WINDELER.
1978 Neville WHITE.
1989 John and Linda BLOOMFIELD.

The R.D. 4 run which covered north of Tikokino began in the early 1950's
1953 A.BURKE.
1956 A.BALL.
1960 H.DOWLER.
1960 R SCOTT-KER.
1963 S.HENRY.
1967 WEAVERS transport.
1968 R.CATER.
1969 B.BURNS.
1970 R.MAWLEY.
1972 Neville WHITE.
1989 John and Linda BLOOMFIELD.

Town Board Chairman 1886-1922 Taradale

J.Drummond First Chairman 1886-1890 A Blacksmith W.Waterhouse First Town Clerk Chairman 1892-1894m1900-1902,and 1904-1906
G.Rymer Chairman 1890-1892 -A prominent figure in the early coaching days
W.Harpham- Chairman 1894-1895-very active in civic affairs
I.Jeffares -Chairman 1896-1898-A veteran of the battle of Omarunui
G.Ridley Chairman 1898-1900-Was a contactor
R.Pothnan -Chairman 1902-1904-A coach builder
W.Howard Chairman 1908-1916-was driver and manager for the H B Motor Co
W.Jarvis Chairman 1916-1922-very active in civic affairs and became Town Clerk in 1922

All Saints Church Choir
Rev.A.P.Clarke,Miss Harpham(Later Mrs Oscar Phillips),Mr Winkley.Miss M Howard(Mrs Thiomson) Miss Harpham(Mrs S.Howard)Miss L.Sellar(Mrs O Anderson) Mr C P Clarke,Mr J.Boylan.Miss Corbin(Mrs Wakelin)Miss E.Sellar(Mrs W.Brown)Miss Harpham(Mrs F.Phillips)

1880-1889
Law came to Taradale in 1880 with the appointment of Const.W J Livingston who patrolled on horseback,Const T Leitch became Taradales Constable in June
1884 and remained until his retirement in 1895
1895 Constable Barrett Rutledge came to Taradale in 1895 and had to deal with a suspected Arsenic poisoning at Patoka-An acquittal was reached-went to Mangaweka in 1899 and replaced by James Riordan. The midwifery skills of Mrs Riordan were often called upon until his transfer in 1907

Taradale Cricket Club 1896-97
Club winners Wednesday trophy J.Jeffares,J.Barry,C.Siddells,A.Taubman,E.Greenside,O.Phillips,A.Carmichael, Mr Rutledge(Sec/Treas) P.Bear,Rev.A.Clark(Capt) C.Stevens,T.Manley,R.D.McLean Esq (M H R(President)

Taradale Hotel owned at 1894 by napier brewer H.C.Robjohns and licence was transferred then to Martin 0'Ryan who held it from 1881,to Richard 0"Rourke.

Bernhardt Neilson together with his wife Clara and daughter Sigrid, established Roskilda Gardens which he named after his homeland Roskilda in Aahus,Denmark. After selling it became a vineyard.

Bush Fire Hampden 1896
Bush Fire Hampden 1896
Item in "Tikokino A History 1855-1990" By Sally Butler-Judy Mathew.
I looked at it in the Hastings Public Library under H.B.Section.

"The worst of the bush fires was in 1896.Strong winds saw a fire spread across ROOD's, the greater part of RATHBONE's, and across the Hampden-Onga Onga Road.
At night the sight was indescribably grand, hills and flats one glowing mass of fire as far as the eye could see, a veritable fiery furnace. It was only after the most determined fight with the flames that Mr RATHBONE's shed and house were saved. On Mr ROOD's place not 3 acres of grass were left standing, all of the totara timber was burnt, and the fencing ruined" The only positive note was "The ready manner in which so many willing hands responded to the appeals for help and rushed to render all the aid in their power".

In 1896 feeling that Hampden needed a building for holding Divine Services. In July 1896 these feelings were put into action by a meeting in the Public Library convened by Mr S HARDY the following resolution was passed."That the land and building be vested in three trustees, one of each denomination viz, Church of England,Presbyterian and Methodist."
These trustees were-Mr S.W.HARDY,Mr J.MATHEWS,Mr M VESTY.
'That the following gentlemen be requested to stand as a committee to carry into effect the former resolutions:-Messrs CARLYON, HARDY, ROOD, INGLIS, MATHEWS, M.VESTY, SCARROTT, G.PARKINSON Jnr,S.VESTY.' Messrs ROOD, SCARROTT and Hardy to collect subscriptions and report to a meeting in August.

List of Subscriptions towards commencing the Hyderabad road.
John CURLING
J CARROLL
George FORESTER
Brooke TAYLOR
George BOWMAN
W.W. and H.L YATES
Joseph GILL
Father REIGNIER
George CHARLTON
William DENHOLM
Edward TOWGOOD
William LECHNER
Maltby & Co
Stuart, Kinross & Co
Charles McINTYRE
Thomas JEFFARES
A FRIEND
Alexander BROWNE
William COUPER sen
Daniel MUNN
C.R. ENGLISH
J.H. SEBLEY
J.J. KELLY
Rich & Parker
William THOMAS
Thomas WILLIAMS
William KEAN
James WATT
R.M. SKEET
Charles ALLEN
William FLETCHER
B. FERRERS
J. STEVEN
J. LeQUESNE
G.E.G. RICHARDSON
S. BEGG (paid D. MUNN)
James TOPPING
Edward G. WRIGHT
H.R. HOLDER
James WOOD
Newton, Irvine & Co
William OLIVER
John GARRY
J.H. VAUTIER
John MARSHALL
E.A. CARLYON
William COLENSO (conditional: that is if none of his land is required)
Thomas GILL (paid D. MUNN)
William MORRIS
M. FOUGERE
Charles SYSON
H.S. TIFFEN
J. McNEIL
Edward LYON
James STEWART (paid D. MUNN)
Samuel TAYLOR (paid D. MUNN)
William SMITH, shipwright
J. LOCKE
R.D. DANVERS
DOLBEL Brothers
Henry ALLEY
H.R. RUSSELL
William FARRAR
J. DOHERTY
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