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  • Alfred Henry Whitehouse; a bootmaker who became a pioneer of New Zealand films

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    In December 1880, Alfred Henry Whitehouse set himself up in business in Te Aroha as its ‘Pioneer Bootmaker’. He had a very small involvement in local mining. As well as making boots and shoes, he tried to earn more money ...
  • Alice Grey Nicholls, daughter of William, and her husband, Charles John Dearle

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Alice Grey Nicholls was the ‘half-caste’ daughter of a Pakeha Maori, William Nicholls. She would marry a Pakeha and have several children, losing her only son but bringing up a family of daughters, who all received a Pakeha ...
  • Ani Jane Lipsey and Alexander Watson Edwards

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Ani Lipsey, the eldest daughter of George and Ema, was well educated. Her Scottish husband, who settled in Te Aroha in the 1880s, had been apprenticed as a draper, an occupation he followed in both Australia and then New ...
  • The Aroha block from 1880 onwards

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    With the discovery of gold in 1880 and the pressure to open the land for mining, there was a need to determine the boundaries of the Ngati Rahiri reserves and to subdivide these amongst the owners. As well, terms for paying ...
  • The Aroha block to 1879

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Te Aroha was valued by Maori because of its strategic position as well as its healing hot springs, while Pakeha anticipated acquiring a large area (which shrank in size once surveyed) of fertile farming land. Before the ...