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Mary Anne DRAKE
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Rosetta Jane TOWN

Henry DUSTIN 71,72,73

  • Born: 8 Jan 1861, Plymouth, Devonshire, England 72,73,74,1812
  • Marriage: Rosetta Jane TOWN on 27 Jun 1885 in St Matthews Church, Auckland, New Zealand 72,1811
  • Died: 29 Apr 1928, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand at age 67 72,73
  • Buried: 1 May 1928, Waikumete Cemetery, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand 72,73,1813

bullet   Cause of his death was Heart Attack.72


bullet  General Notes:

[Henry Dustin Auckland.FTW]
Henry came to NZ aged 7 years with his parents. Henry became a ships engineer, serving at one time on the 'Elingamite'. After marrying they lived at Graham St, Freemans Bay, Auckland where they reared their six children. The children attended Nelson St Primary School 1892-1894 which has since been demolished. Later they attended Napier St School 1896. Many of their children with very rounded shoulders. Sometime during World War 1 (1914-1918) they moved to Margaret St, Ponsonby. Three of their sons served in this war, Henry, Fred and George. In the early 1920's Henry won 100 pounds in a lottery and with it he bought some land in Westbourne Ave at Murrays Bay on Auckland's North Shore. For 60 pounds he had built a small kauri timber bach. Henry and Rosetta used the bach for weekends and holidays but it was not easily accessible due to limited transport. From Auckland city they would catch the ferry to Devonport, then the steam train (known as Puff'n Billy) to Milford where they would rely on Mr Lyons truck to transport them to Murrays Bay. Mr Lyons owned the store at Murrays Bay. Henry died from heart failure after which Rosetta moved permanently to Murrays Bay, renting the family home at Ponsonby to Phoebe although this did not give her sufficient money to live on. She survived by growing her own vegetables but eventually was persuaded by her son Fred to apply for the pension (ten shillings a week) and then lived fairly comfortably there until her death in 1952. (Excerpt from The Henry Dustin Family tree by Susan Dustin and Ruth Astley (nee Dustin) June 2002)[All in One Family Tree Aug 2009.FTW]


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Emigration: From Plymouth, England on 'Victory', 2 Sep 1864. 72,73

Immigration: arrived Auckland, NZ on 'Victory', 4 Jan 1865. 72,73

Occupation: Engineer, 1885. 72,73

Residence: Graham St, Freemans Bay, 1885. 72,73

Residence: Margaret St, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1918. 72,73


Henry married Rosetta Jane TOWN on 27 Jun 1885 in St Matthews Church, Auckland, New Zealand 72.,1811 (Rosetta Jane TOWN was born on 23 Mar 1866 in Kingston, Surrey, England,72,73 died on 26 Jul 1952 in Murrays Bay, Auckland, Nz 72,73 and was buried on 29 Jul 1952 in Waikumete Cemetery, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand 72,73,1814.)

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