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BOOK
NEARLY OUT OF HEART AND HOPE - THE PUZZLE OF A COLONIAL LABOURER'S DIARY
1888-1925
BY MILES FAIRBURN
1995 AUP - ISBN 1 86940 1182 2BOOK

This book is about James Cox who was born in 1846 in Snodshill, Coate, near Swinton in Wiltshire. He came to New Zealand in 1880 and his diaries from 1888 until 1925 survive. Cox was an itinerant labourer or swaggie, and worked and travelled in Foxton and through to the Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa, especially the Carterton area. It is a good read but be aware some of his comments on people are quite 'truthful'! Not all of the names below occur in the index so a bit of digging is required.

Headstone unveiled at Greytown Cemetery - May 2013

ANDERSON - Keepers of the Carter Home, Carterton
AYLES Adam Librarian, Carterton
BAILLIE - Chemist - Carterton
BARKER Ellen Christchurch
BARKER Jack Christchurch
BARKER Mary Christchurch
BARKER Rosa Christchurch
BARKER Tom Christchurch
BEETHAM - Sheep Station (Masterton)
BERRILL W J Timber merchants, Wairarapa
BIDWELL - Pahautea Sheep Station
BOOTH W & Co Sawmill, Wairarapa
BOOTH W H Carterton
BOOTH - Middle Run Station
BRADDOCK - Temperance Hotel, Foxton
BRAY James Labourer - Wellington
BUCHANAN - Station owner - Hawkes Bay
CAMERON - Station owner - Pahaoa
CAMPBELL Norman Flaxmiller, Foxton
CAMPBELL - Sheep Station
CAMPBELL & COLLIE - Flaxmillers, Foxton
CARTER Dr Carterton
CAVE Fred Trocadero Private Hotel, Carterton
CAVE Sarah Trocadero Private Hotel, Carterton
CAVE Tommy Carterton
CHAPMAN Jack Traction engine driver
COOPER - Sheep Station (Masterton)
COWIE Dr Carterton
DARLINGTON John Camp cook
DARWICK - Boarding house - Palmerston North
DIXON - Boarding house - Woolston, Christchurch
DOBSON - Gladstone
ELDER - Sheep Station (Hawkes Bay)
FISHER William Traction engine driver
FORTUNE James Carter Home inmate
FRANCIS Arthur Tobacconist - Christchurch
FRANCIS - Boarding House - Masterton
GALLIN - Dairy farmer - Carterton
GLEESON - Station owner
GOLLAN - Station owner - Hawkes Bay
GOODIN Robert Carter Home inmate
GREIG (?) Arthur Camp cook
GUNN Davey Swagger
GUNN Dr Carterton
HADFIELD - Carterton
HARDING Fred Flaxmill hand - Foxton
HARDING - Station owner - Hawkes Bay
HAWERA Family Mataikona
HICKEY - Boarding House - Hastings
HOLMES Mrs Lodging house, Manchester St, Christchurch
HONORE - Foxton flax dealer
HOSKINS Dr Station owner
HUNTER -
JACKSON H E Dentist - Carterton
JOHNSON Sydney Takapau
JOHNSTON Dr Carterton
JONES John Flax mill owner Himitangi
JONES May Mrs W/o John Jones, Flaxmiller, Foxton
JONES Ted Flaxmiller, Foxton
JONES, STEWART & LYON - Flaxmillers, Foxton
KENNELL - Station owner
KNIGHT - Station owner - Dannevirke
LYDON John Camp cook
MACKIE - Woolwash Company
MASSON - Blacksmith - Carterton
MAUNSELL - Carterton
McALLISTER Jack Trocadero Private Hotel, Carterton
McKENZIE Dan Camp cook
McLUCKIE - Dannevirke
McMASTER John Station owner
McPHEE - Agricultural contractors, Carterton
McRAE - Manager - Tautane Station
MENKIN - Carterton
MEREDITH - Riversdale Sheep Station
MISKELL Jack Flaxmill hand - Foxton
MORRISON - Station owner - Gladstone
NELSON John Carter Home inmate
NUGENT - Boarding House - Maraekakaho
OGIER Harry Furniture shop manager, Carterton
OGIER Lizze Mrs nee CAVE
PARKER Dr Carterton
PERCY - Flaxmill hand - Foxton
PHELPS - Labourer - Greytown Fruit Co
PHILLIPS Coleman Carterton
POIR Mrs Boarding House - Carterton
POTTS - Sheep Station (Hawkes Bay)
PREDDY - Traction engine driver
PURVES - Travelling Scotch vocalist
RATHBONE T J Timber merchants, Wairarapa
RAYNER Henry Carterton
RAYNER Jack Carterton
RIDDLE Mrs Tauwera Storekeepers wife
ROBERTS William Camp cook
RUSSELL -
SAXBY - Station owner - Hawkes Bay
SHERRAT - Asphalting contractor
SKEY Ernest S Carterton
SKEY Frank Carterton
SKEY W Carterton
SMITH Charley Swagger
SPOONER Arthur E Carterton
SPOONER A E Mrs Carterton
ST HILL - Sheep Station (Hawkes Bay)
STANGER Mrs Landlady
WALLIS A R Contractor - Carterton
WILLIAMS - Te Aute
WILLIAMS - Boarding house, Wellington
WOODLEY Eli Agricultural contractor
WRIGHT Joe Flaxmill hand - Foxton

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