Monthly Archives: March, 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 11: Lucky – Crusader to New Zealand

 In December 1874, Captain Renaut sailed his ship The Crusader into Lyttleton Harbour, New Zealand with 374 passengers on board. The Crusader departed from Plymouth on the 25th of September and made the passage in 97 days with very little illness reported. The surgeon-superintendent was Dr. John Guthrie who settled in Christchurch. On the voyage Dr …

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Strong Woman

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 10: Strong Woman There are plenty of strong women in my family tree even though they may not think so. Some of their stories are heartbreaking, all are inspiring. Most inspiring to me at the moment is my first cousin Denys in New Zealand. Denys and I didn’t know …

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Herbert Hulme’s Will

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 9 – Herbert Hulme’s Will Herbert Joseph Hulme photo from the album of my maternal grandmother Daisy Fleming nee Morgan. The theme for week 9 of the 52 Ancestors challenge is “Where there’s a Will”. My grandmother’s maternal Uncle Herb was born Herbert Joseph Hulme at Oxley, Victoria …

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