Passageways: The Story of a New Zealand Family

Author(s): Ann Thwaite

NZ History

The authorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs eight great grandparents all arrived in New Zealand between 1858 and 1868. Their family names were Harrop, Sales, Campbell, Brown, Valentine, Maxwell, Jefcoate and Oliver. She looks at their reasons for migration, how they fared once settled, and at their participation in gold-digging, farming, road-making, school-teaching and surveying. Both of her parents were graduates of Canterbury University and A.J. Harrop was a respected New Zealand historian. Ann explains how she and her brother David came to be born in England and how early in World War II they were taken to their New Zealand relations for safety, returning to the UK five years later with a deep love for the country where David later became a farmer. This is an engaging portrait of a brilliant and unconventional New Zealand-British family. First published April 2009.


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Introduction: The Jigsaw Puzzle of the Past; Mainly About the Campbells & the Browns; Mainly About the Harrops; Despair & Hope in Hokitika & Waitaki; Mainly About the Hoggs, the Olivers & the Jefcoates; Mainly About the Valentines & the Maxwells; The Headmaster's Daughter; Choosing Partners; Remembering, Not Forgetting, New Zealand; A Strenuous Pair; Out of Harm's Way; The Last Lap; Afternote.

General Fields

  • : 9781877372674
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : March 2009
  • : 240mm X 170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ann Thwaite
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 929.1072093
  • : good
  • : 368
  • : Local history; Cultural studies
  • : b/w photos & maps