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George Allen was a surveyor in the Wanganui district and active in many local organisations, including Christ Church, the Wanganui Choral Society and the St Andrew's Kilwinning Lodge.

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Dates covered: 1851 - 1925     

Dr James Allison, a medical graduate, arrived in New Zealand in 1840.

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Dates covered: 1840 - 1867     

Joseph Robert Annabell (1857-1924) was a government surveyor in the Wanganui district before settling at Ngamatapouri in the upper Waitotara Valley.

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Dates covered: 1878 - 1965     

The three letters, dated between November 1855 and February 1856 from Murrurundi, New South Wales, were written to Atkin's brother William at St John's College, Auckland. Atkin explains the circumsta

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Dates covered: 1855 - 1856     

Charles Babbage whose family originated in Totnes, Devon, was a noted English mathematician and the inventor of a mechanical computer.

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Dates covered: 1596 - 1914     

Batten was a saddler at Bulls. In November 1892, together with Wanganui photographer, Alfred Martin, and J. C. Blackett he went up the Wanganui River to photograph scenery.

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Dates covered: 1892 - 1892     

Willoughby Brassey arrived in New Zealand in 1850 after service in the East India Company.

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Dates covered: 1850 - 1867     

John Cade joined the Pahiatua Rifles in 1900, the Wanganui Guards in 1902, and became a captain in the Wellington West Coast Regiment in 1911. He served in France, Belgium and Germany, 1916-1919.

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Dates covered: Circa 1900 - 1933     

John Cameron was a prominent Wanganui farmer.

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Dates covered: 1846 - 1892     

Louis Cohen (1863-1933) was a prominent Wanganui lawyer and patron of the arts. The papers comprise his parents' Jewish marriage contract made at Ballarat, 1861; deeds to his father Sigismund Cohen's

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Dates covered: 1861 - 1933     

Historical Notes The Country Women's Institute (CWI), or Women's Institute as it was named up to 1952, was set up to provide country women with support and education.

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Dates covered: 1931 - 1985     

Freeman R. Jackson and Company was a stock and station agency and auctioneering business established in Wanganui in 1874. F.A.

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Dates covered: 1881 - 1932     

St George Lowther arrived in Wellington on the 'Lady Nugent' in March 1841. He had been a captain in the 69th Regiment in the West Indies. While in Wellington he married Mary Anne Amos.

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Dates covered: 1840 - 1842     

Henry Lyon arrived in Wellington on the 'Simlah' on 12 February 1855. Later in that year he moved to Wanganui where he worked for Thomas Waters, a prominent storekeeper.

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Dates covered: 1855 - 1862     

During World War One Beatrice Maunder, formerly of Marton, was Director-General of the Belgian Military Hospitals in France and non-occupied Belgium.

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Dates covered: 1915 - 1919     

Thomas McDonnell senior served in the Royal Navy, 1804-1814, and later settled at the Hokianga. His sons Thomas and William served in the New Zealand Militia in the 1860s.

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Dates covered: 1804 - 1938     

Major Noake was a former British Army officer who commanded the Rangitikei, Patea and Wanganui Military Districts in the 1860s and 1870s.

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Dates covered: 1855 - 1886     

Robert Pharazyn was engaged in politics at local Wanganui, Wellington Province and national levels.

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Dates covered: 1868 - 1888     

Ronaldson came to New Zealand in 1844 and served as an assistant missionary at Pipiriki.

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Dates covered: 1847 - 1853     

Charles Rous-Marten came to New Zealand with his family in 1858. In later life he was editor of the 'Evening Post', the 'New Zealand Times', and a recognised authority in the engineering world.

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Dates covered: 1858 - 1884     
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