Mataatua Canoe

Wakatohea Tribe 

Kennedy Bay - Whakatane - Gisbourne - Opotiki

South to the left of Venus

Whakatohea Tribe of Opotiki  Part 1
                                                               Part 2 

Kennedy Bay Link - "The Treasury Journal" By Kae Lewis


"Ships Log"




"Early New Zealand Immigrant

Ship Diaries"

Hi Welcome to Bob & Jill's Web Site

Jill's Jottings

We live in the sunny Bay of Plenty, Mount Maunganui,

New Zealand.


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We are researching the early history of the Slight Families.

                          See our Brief History.  The Slight's

More on James


Yes he's one of us.

Aaron, who now resides in Monaco with his wife Megan,

comes from the town of Masterton, in the Wairarapa, New Zealand.

More on      Aaron

  H. M. S. Buffalo

                                             Journal Part 1

                              Journal Part 2

                    More Notes on voyage

Shipwrecked on Buffalo Beach, 

 Mercury Bay 

New Zealand

 Names in Minute Book


St Matthew's Parish 


1853 - 1863

St James Presbyterian Church, Pollen St. Thames. New Zealand.

To raise revenue for the needs of the young Church, a "Pew Rent"  was charged. This is a complete transcription of a hand written account book we transcribed while on holiday in Thames - a mamouth task but one which has made available information otherwise not accessable to most people. It can give clues as to the financial status of a person, sometimes the number of persons and the Pew number rented are included, and the years that the person was residing in the area. Possibly even a clue to a person's time of death.

      List of Names from Rent Book

       Pew seat Rent Book.

Original Minutes from the Auckland Education Board.

New Zealand

1857 - 1863

  Early Auckland Board of Education Names from the 1860 Minutes book. 

Copy of the Minutes, Auckland Board of Education for the year ended September - 1863

  Copy of the Minutes, Auckland Board of Education for the year ended December 1857 - September 9th 1858

  List of names mentioned in December 1857 - September 9th 1858

          Webster Family Tree  

Two Diaries of the voyage from London to New Zealand on the Barque "Katherine Stewart Forbes"

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              Paintings by : John Speedy a well known New Zealand Artist.                


Left : Rounding North Head, Auckland Harbour, New Zealand. Early evening, 9th March 1852.
Right : One of the few calm days on deck, with my forebears & other passengers as depicted in 
           the  Diary. (Circa December 1851.)

   Katherine Stewart Forbes  part 1

  Katherine Stewart Forbes   part 2 By A. Webster.

Katherine Stewart Forbes - The Naming of the Katherine Stewart Forbes


Katherine Stewart Forbes - By Doctor Lubath.



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