Your Family History

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the Your Family History Basket.  This basket contains family photographs and other materials held in private family collections.

Wedding portrait of Eddie Miller and Grace Newport and their wedding attendants

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GOWAN.
The Inwood Family of Gowan Bridge, Belgrove, Brightwater and Wakefield areas

Edward and Mary Anna Webby came out to the Nelson Province, New Zealand, as emmigrants from Somerset, England in 1841.  

Tahunanui Beach 1926 Thelma Holyoake nee Newport.

Many of the photographs were taken by Thelma Newport in Golden Bay / Mohua in 1925/1926.

Thelma was the daughter of William James Newport and Rose Emily (nee Clifford) and sister of Joseph Newport (who had died by the time these photographs were taken). Her other brother James Lyall ( known as Lyall) and sister Vivian Grace (known as Grace) appear in many of the photographs.

Thelma married Oscar Allen Holyoake in 1928.

The titles of the photographs are for the most part the original titles which appear in Thelma's photograph album.

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