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May-June 2011 Volume 10 Issue 59

The Avondale
Historical Journal
Official Publication of the Avondale-Waterview Historical
Society Incorporated

Muriel Wells-Green, AWHS member, very kindly passed over a treasure trove of
items and copies of photos and documents recently — including a photo (above)
and a copy from a programme dated 19 December 1932: the performance of
Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp at the Avondale Town Hall, under the auspices of
Miss Bettina Edwards Miss Bettina Edwards and Rudall Hayward.
Local children were trained for the show by Bettina Edwards (1903-
Next meeting of the 1985), cousin to Rudall Hayward, and one of those who took part in his
Avondale-Waterview 1925 film Rewi’s Last Stand. She taught dancing in Birkenhead during
Historical Society: the 1920s, and in 1934 joined with Beryl Nettleton to start the Nettleton-
Edwards School of Dancing in Swanson Street. Bettina was ballet
Saturday, 4 June 2011, mistress for the Centennial Musical Festival in 1940 and an examiner for
2.30 pm entrants to the Royal Academy of Dancing from 1941. With Poul
Rudolph Gnatt, she was prominent in the establishment of the New
St Ninian’s Church Zealand Ballet in 1953—so the Avondale children had a very gifted
St Georges Road, Avondale teacher back in 1932!
(opp. Hollywood Cinema)
The following are the names of those who took part:
ALADDIN: Miss Thoral Keefe
MRS TWANKEY: Mr. Dan Flood
PRINCESS: Miss Mavis Beecroft
THE ROYAL HOUSEKEEPER: Miss Kathleen Bull
ABANAZA: Mr Rudall Hayward
THE EMPEROR OF CHINA: Mr Headlam Greenhow
A CHINESE POLICEMAN: William Backhouse
THE SPIRIT OF THE LAMP: Vincent Pooch

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THE SPIRIT OF THE RING: John Bryan Dan Flood, the lead, appears to have been in the
A CHINESE SOLDIER: Victor Gillard Auckland Amateur Operatic Society during the early
THE CHINESE BALLET: Margaret Bollard, Roma 1920s, then performed in radio shows as a comic and
Mareno, Wendy Waterfield, Laurie Tinde, Mavis Coulter, singer from late 1927. From late 1932 to mid 1933, he
Patty Hooker, Muriel Capes, Madge Blackburn, Valerie
performed in Aladdin up and down the country, usually
Martin, Barbara New, Frances Lyons, Joyce Thompson.
at venues operated or owned by members of the Hay-
GLOW WORM BALLET: Shirley Metcalfe, Betty
Lydiard, Elva Green, Esma Porter, Louie Daly, Ethel
ward family.
Anderson, Moira Green, Ina Gibson, Joan Lyons, I would love to know more about the pantomime
Margaret Whale, Muriel Brown, Betty Daygood, Doris performance and the lead up to it in December 1932
Runciman.
here in Avondale, so if any readers recognise their
PRINCESS’ ATTENDANTS: Esma Skeen, Pat Tindle,
names or those of their family, and you have some
Muriel Davy, Molly French, Marjorie Williams.
memories to share, please let me know!
Orchestral Arrangement: Mrs. H V Bollard
Vocal and Chorus Training: Mrs Rudall Hayward Thank you, Muriel, for giving us a photocopy of your
Lighting Effects: Mr W Barnes precious memento of this wonderful and interesting
Scenic Artist: Mr W Crossman piece of our local history.
Stage Effects: William Chalmers
Property Master: Mr Hough

Workers at the Brickyard
Thanks to Muriel Wells-Green, we have this wonderful photo of workers at Glenburn Brickworks, St Georges
Road, unknown date. Names provided by Muriel.

Back row from left: Mr Thomassen, Robert & George Heron, Mr Thomas.
Front row from left: Mr Perrett, Hugh Heron, Oscar Nelson, Fred Downey.
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and a car park made. We were there for something like
Letters 20 years.
A response from Sylvia Thomas to items from the last The Dove's drapery shop I remember was across the road
issue. in Rosebank Road, up from the barber shop and tobacco-
nist, O'Leary's toy and fancy goods shop, and the Self
Whales' Dairy Help grocery store which was on the corner. Mrs Dove
It was sad to see that another icon of old Avondale had and her daughters were very popular. I remember them
been demolished. well until about the early 1940s. Doves' drapery in
Rosebank Road was later taken over by Mr. and Mrs.
One of the most exciting days of my childhood was Tomlinson and their son who owned the business for
being allowed to go to the pictures at the Avondale Town many years.
Hall or the Grosvenor as it was later called, and racing at
half time to get a place in front of the crush at the (Wise’s Directories from the time W J Tait’s Unity Build-
counter to buy my ice cream in Whales' Dairy. In those ing was opened in 1932, show that next to the Self Help
days Mrs Whale used to make up a big sectioned tray of was John Tomlinson, draper; Alf Kirby, barber; and E
small square ice blocks which I think must have been Leary, stationer. The information that Dove’s shop in
just flavoured milk. Like making junket I heard her say Avondale was part of the Fearon Buildings complex
once. They were then sold in a square cone for about 2d. came from a study of the directories I made back in
each. She said she made them as a nourishing treat for 2001, while researching Heart of the Whau. See also
the children who didn't have much to spend. As I grew page 6 this issue. – Editor)
older and my allowed spending became more, I chose the
New Windsor Road
new Choc. Bombs. I think they cost 9d.
I am a few years older than Robyn Fazakerley who
Sometimes the Whales' daughter, Margaret, served in the
replied to my earlier journal contribution so I remember
shop and later on the young man she eventually married
the little family who used to visit our neighbours the
also helped. He was Eldred Stebbing who working with
Donaldsons, Roy, Florrie and our playmate, Maureen
his older brother, was then part of Stebbing's Sound
when we lived in the shop. Mrs Donaldson (nee Florence
Systems. He later formed his own business recording
Greep) was a Blockhouse Bay girl, a Sunday School
under one of the new labels of the day, singers and musi-
teacher at the Mission Church (now the Baptist Church)
cians who became well known in NZ. He seems to have
and a Girls' Life Brigade officer. Because of her I
started recording at his home on the corner of Methuen
developed a curiosity about the Bible, and scary
Road and Bollard Avenue, My sister Wilma and her
imaginative things like fairies living in flowers, (don't
husband Cleave Anderson bought this house from
tread on them) and toys coming to life at night. (Be kind
Margaret and Eldred in the ‘50s or ‘60s, discovering a
not rough with them during the day.)
sound proofed bedroom and a quantity of wires and
equipment related to the recording business, in the Wilma and I joined in several social activities for
ceiling of the garage. children at the Mission, on one occasion pushing our
doll's pram the two miles to enter in the decorated prams
Cleave died in 2003 and Wilma now lives in a rest home
competition I think Robyn's mother and Florrie were
so the house, their family home was sold just a few years
girlhood friends. Only, Robyn, I will have to disagree
ago. Eldred Stebbing died fairly recently well known in
with you on one or two points. You must have visited
the music world.
several times. You think you were only about three, but I
The Avondale Drapery remember you with your thick blonde plaits, a little
Diocesan schoolgirl in your uniform of a blue dress and
I thought I knew the shops to the right of Fearon's panama hat with an elastic band to hold it on. There was
Building. From the 1930s the Farmer's Trading also a large old style pram with a baby or two, a little
Company was the shop next to Fearons Butchery. Then walking boy and a tired young mother who apparently
Mr. Watson's chemist shop and Mr. Findlay the shoe and pushed the pram a distance to New Windsor Road to
boot repairer. Later came Battersbys the Funeral Director visit her friend.
after relocating from small premises opposite and down
from the railway station, and then Crawford's garage. Being a Blockhouse Bay girl, Florrie knew other young
women who still lived in the district, and was sometimes
In 1968 the Farmers closed, and my husband and I leased visited by two other friends. One was the mother of sev-
the premises as Avondale Printers and Stationers Ltd. eral small children and the wife of the Avondale taxi
and Speedy Rubber Stamps Ltd., eventually buying the driver, Mr. Sunderland. I well remember the child under
property from Mrs. Fearon. The shop and factory prem- two in his little romper suit. He became a well known
ises were then enlarged, and room for another business TV personality.
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Another friend was Yvonne Pooley who because of her The Ash family lived next to Hoyles. I always admired
disability, used to visit riding a horse or a wheelchair the quietly spoken, gentle Christobel, an art teacher, I
towed by a German Shepherd dog. think at Epsom Grammar. Her late mother was responsi-
ble for an adjoining section of ferns and trees gathered
Was I a nosy kid? I think (or imagined) your father from trips to Titirangi and the west coast beaches.
worked in the Auckland Savings Bank in Queen Street. I
remember looking out for him when I went with Mum to When Miss Joy Sparrow, a seemingly sharp, dominant,
bank the shop takings. little person went to live with Christobel, by then two
middle aged ladies, Joy wrote a book called the
Your Mrs. Scott was not "our" Mrs. Scott, our neighbour Signature was Joy, an interesting little book about her
on the other side of the shop. Our Mrs. Scott was life growing up in Mt Albert. Or did Christobel write it
Scottish. During the Great War she had worked in a mu- as some people thought?
I remember the van Leydens. We were never friends
with the girls although very curious about them, as
they had come from Indonesia to escape the war. (My
present day friend, Dutch-Indonesian, was interned
with her mother and teenaged sisters during that time.
The father disappeared and the girls cruelly treated by
the Japanese). Ineke, Jessie and Saskia were good
looking girls, older and younger than us, well dressed.

Photos from Sylvia Thomas: (Above) “Wilma,
Maureen with grandma Mrs Greep and Kingi at
Blockhouse Bay beach, 1934.” (Right) “Maureen,
Sylvia, Wilma, Kingi, 1936.”

nitions factory in Scotland. In the days I wrote about ear- Their father we thought very superior in attitude, but
lier she would have been about fifty, and I am sure she maybe was not. Mrs. Van Leyden was a very pleasant,
did not ride a bike. friendly woman. She once rushed into our house, still a
good distance from her home in Batkin Road, to use the
My mother's friendship continued with Mrs. Donaldson toilet. My mother all flustered rushed to check it out,
after the family moved from New Windsor Road and flushing it and picking up a scattered newspaper on the
after a spell in a country district, built a house next to her floor, (toilet paper was a luxury in those days.
parents up from Blockhouse Bay beach. A mutual friend Newspaper cut into squares hung by a string on a nail if
still has contact with daughter Maureen. somebody bothered to do it.) "Don't worry," called Mrs.
Van Leyden in a hurry, "I have one too!" thus soothing
Hoyles were our neighbours when we went to live across Mum. My embarrassment as a young teen, lasted a lot
the road from the shop at no. 56. In fact we bought land longer!
off them some years later for our next house at no. 58. I
have never thought Mr. Hoyle was like Santa Claus - I often think of those early days. Our lives trundle on and
more like King George the Queen's grandfather and vari- we make so many connections as we go.
ous other royals who wore a neat, trimmed beard. Was
Mrs. Hoyle small and birdlike? I am short so I always
thought she was slim and tall. In fact together I thought
they looked like King George V and Queen Mary.
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Letter to Lisa Truttman in response to letter from
Gillian Dance in Volume 10 Issue 58 of the Avondale
Historical Journal.

Dear Lisa,

A letter in your last issue mentioning the Bollard home
sent the family on a trip down memory lane.

My grandparents Harold and Rosa Bollard built this
double bay return verandah villa at 189 Blockhouse Bay
Road (then called Manukau Road) in 1909. Originally it
sat on a larger section with access from Donegal Street
and had a large flower and shrub garden in front, behind
the stone wall. The rear of the section was subdivided
when Grandpa died towards the end of 1959. The
Segedins bought the house and lived there until quite
recently and at the time of the family reunion in 1999 the
house had only two owners in 90 years !

As was common with villas there were a number of out- Astley/Dickey house, New Windsor Road. AWHS Collection.
buildings. Behind the house was the back yard with the
clotheslines, then a long shed parallel to the house, with Letter from Rosemary Brown, grand daughter of
a large chook house and run behind this and finally a Robert Dickey.
corrugated iron garage behind this again with a drive
from Donegal Street. Dear Lisa,
The shed had a washhouse, a workshed and toilet to one I read with great interest the article by Sylvia Thomas
end, and it was dark and mysterious to my pre-school about New Windsor Road (September-October 2010),
eyes. and her family’s grocery store

My aunt, Mrs Bassett, grew up here and has clear memo- My mother Muriel was a member of the Dickey family
ries of the shed. The wash house had a copper in the (not Dickie) who owned the double-storey house on the
corner and three kauri tubs under the window, partly rise in New Windsor Road. They purchased the property
filled with water in the summer to stop them cracking, a from the original owner around 1916-1917.
wringer between two of the tubs and a mangle used for
pressing clothes and linen. Large wicker laundry baskets (The house was built in 1883 by the Astley family. Elijah
hung on the walls. Astley died in 1905, and John Edward Astley and
Thomas Atherton transferred the property to a Mr and
Next to this was the workshop with its tool bench and Mrs Larney of Morrinsville in 1907. The Larneys sold
garden tools and shelves on the wall for storing root the property to Robert Dickey in 1918. — Editor)
vegetables. It also stored coal and chippings for the My grandfather, Robert Dickey, came here from
copper. Ballybeg in Ireland as a small boy. He married Emily
Richards in 1884. The family at one time farmed in
Finally the toilet, which was probably further down the Dannevirke, then Te Puke before moving to Auckland
back originally. It was a later addition to the shed and as around 1914-1915. They moved to Auckland seeking a
sewerage was some way off, visited by the night cart. cure for Emily’s TB. Sadly Emily died in 1918.
There were never any stables and my grandparents were They had 14 children: Edith, Minnie, Robert, James,
well served by the local shops and the trams and trains. Emily, Rose, Joseph, Sam, Nancy, Jeannie, Muriel, Con-
stance, Francis and Ida. My mother was the eleventh
child, Muriel. Her oldest brother Robert died at Gallipoli
Richard Bollard and Margaret Bassett. in 1915, shot by a sniper, and is buried there at Walkers
Ridge cemetery. The second boy James died in 1921
after being severely gassed in the same war. My mother
remembers the telegram arriving to tell them of Robert’s
death and how her parents clung together and wept
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bitterly. The youngest girl, Ida, was only 3½ when her Another letter from Robin Fazakerley.
mother died. The older girls looked after their younger
siblings. Dear Lisa,
When we lived in Taylor Street from 1934? to 1949,
My mother, Muriel, married Walter Willoughby at the
there were two drapers and haberdashers in Avondale
Presbyterian Church in Mt Albert Road in 1936. My
that my mother patronised: Tomlinson’s in Rosebank
mother was given £7 by her father, enough to cover the
Road and Atkinson’s on the corner of Great North Road
cost of her wedding gown and a small reception. There
and St Jude’s Street (opposite Hellaby’s).
are no photos as there was not enough money to cover
the cost. My father could not afford to buy an engage- Tomlinson’s was opposite the tram stop in the block of
ment ring. shops opposite Jamieson’s and the cake shop. Mrs
Tomlinson sold a wide variety of merchandise from hats,
I can remember as a child, walking from the end of wool, material, clothes and small items like knitting
Canal Road in Avondale (where my father had a market needles, pins, cottons, embroidery cotton, braids and rib-
garden) all the way to New Windsor Road to visit my bon. Mrs Tomlinson seemed to cater more for women
mother’s family. I remember walking past the Judd store and children — a different kind of clientele than Atkin-
and even, occasionally, buying sweets or ice cream. son’s. We moved to Alverston Road in Waterview in
1962 and I purchased a yard of blue gingham, red bias
I remember the Brightwells and their glass houses. There
binding and embroidery cottons there to make a table-
were also glass houses at New Windsor which were
cloth, which I still use.
managed by my mother’s sister Rose. The glass houses
were behind the house and well back from the road. It Atkinson's was an old pioneer-type building, two-
was quite a large property with market gardens beyond storeyed with a shop-verandah on two sides, painted buff
the glass houses, fields in which there were numerous with a red roof and red trimmings. Outside hung oilskins,
cows which Rose would milk, also an orchard down in a waterproof hats and working men’s clothes on hooks.
gully which we loved to visit in summer and gorge on Inside it was a conglomeration and mishmash of hats and
the bounty. men’s, women’s and children’s clothes all jumbled
together. My mother used to buy our summer hats there,
I loved staying in the old house, playing on the upstairs both for best and straw hats for everyday, All held on by
verandah and sleeping in the bedrooms upstairs with the elastic which went under the chin and chafed very badly.
wind soughing through the pine trees between the I think the cheap brown leather sandals that I wore in
Dickeys and the Brightwells. summer were also bought there. I can also remember my
mother buying yards of britway — blue, yellow and
The property was subdivided 1960-1970. Rose retained green — as well as green knitting wool in the early days
ownership of the house for a number of years after that. of the war. (Britway was a cotton material, something
It was sold around 1977-78 to my cousin John Hamilton like calico but better quality.)
(Ida’s son) who sold it again a few years later.
In 1949 we left 68 Taylor Street, and went to live in my
Rosemary Brown late grandmother’s house at 13 Burch Street, Mt Albert. I
think the Dove’s moved to Mt Albert about 1944
because my mother would often shop there when she

Atkinson’s Drapery, c.1910s. AWHS collection.
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visited my grandmother. We would catch the train at St Hokitika Mr Chisholm says : — " I like this country very
George’s Crossing, get out at Mt Albert and then walk well, the weather is splendid. This district is very heavily
to Burch Street. By this time my mother had 5 children, timbered where not cleared and very hilly, but the land is
3 of us walked, one of my sisters rode a tricycle and the splendid and the crops are grand; 10 bushels of wheat to
baby was in the pram. The pram and tricycle went in the acre and very little trouble to preserve it. This is a very
the guard’s van and hung on hooks — the rest of us scattered place. Almost every settler has from 50 to 100
climbed into the carriages, Quite an expedition! acres on the roadside and those behind these sections have
generally from 160 to 400 acres. Those in the front were
I don’t think we ever went to Dove’s Drapery in not allowed to take up large holdings. It is a special settle-
Avondale, because it meant crossing Great North Road, ment on deferred payment. Sheep and cows are the chief
but I remember buying wool there (in Mt Albert) in products. We have a butter factory close by and there is
1951 — one of my T.C. assignments? — or perhaps only one very small store within two miles. I have only one
wool for a jersey? I can’t remember. man. We have to take out goods such a distance. On
Monday the four wheeled express with two horses has
I hope this might fill up a few gaps. about 16 miles round; on Wednesday, 32 miles; and Friday,
16 miles, and we have to go or somebody else would take
With best wishes, our customers. As far as I can see yet, I will do very well. I
Robin Fazakerley pay 9s a week rent of store and dwelling and a four acre
grass paddock, so that my expense is small. The railway
Story behind a St Ninian’s grave: station is two miles away, but we have a Post and Tele-
Walter and Rachel Chisholm graph Office just across the road. We are about 80 miles
from Wellington." (West Coast Times, 27 February 1890)
Lisa J Truttman In their new home, Walter and Rachel Chisholm made their
mark in the community yet again. Walter was a local Meth-
Walter Chisholm was born in Southdean near Hawick odist church Trustee, lay preacher and Sunday school
c.1833 in the Scottish Borders country the eldest son of superintendent, while Rachel appears to have used her
James Chisholm and Janet Brown. James Chisholm was nursing skills during an emergency in 1897 when, during a
an agricultural labourer. By 1851, Walter was working on bush fire, a Mrs McGregor and her children were badly
the estate of Henry Elliot of Westerhouses, Chester, as a burned. The Hastwell Fire Relief Committee presented
molecatcher. Paying his own fare, he sailed from Rachel Chisholm with an album as a token of their appre-
Liverpool for Melbourne in 1854, on the American ciation for her work in March that year. By 1900, Walter
clipper, The Red Jacket. was chairman of the Mauriceville West School Committee,
He worked in Victoria for the next 13 years, marrying and by 1902 he was a Justice of the Peace. But, he and
Rachel Graham in 1863 at Carisbrooke, Wedderbourn, Rachel were both becoming older, and in 1902 their age
north-west of Ballarat, a gold-mining town. Rachel was was used against them.
originally from Ireland, and had arrived in Victoria in At Masterton on Friday Mary Nicoli, commonly called "the
1860 on assisted passage as a nurse. At the time of their gypsy woman," was charged with stealing £1 from Walter
marriage, Walter was employed as a mail contractor. Chisholm, Mauriceville West, on November 20, and further
From Victoria, the Chisholms headed to Hokitika, staying with fortune telling at the same time and place.
there for over twenty years. They lived in Sale Street, Mr Chisholm, an elderly, grey-haired man, who is a Justice
Walter working as an ironmonger's assistant by 1880. of the Peace, stated that he was a storekeeper at
There he devoted time to the local Methodist Church, Mauriceville West. On November 19 accused went to his
teaching Sunday school, as well as serving as Poor Stew- shop, purchased some goods, and asked to see his hand.
ard and Chapel Society Steward. He may also have been Witness showed his palm and the woman told him some
secretary of the Independent Order of Rechabites 1877-81. very agreeable things. She said he was a very good man,
He was actively against the licensing of hotels in the area, would live long, and would be very rich, plenty of money
successfully opposing the granting of Henry Sharpe's coming over the sea (laughter). He charged her a shilling
license for the British Hotel in Tancred Street, September less for goods than he would have done, for telling him
1880. By 1883, he was a storeman, and by 1889 (laughter).
associated with the Hokitika Hardware Company. In that
year he was a member of the Hokitika Auxiliary of the The next day she visited his shop again, and this time went
British and Foreign Bible Society. into the private room where he and his wife were. She
asked for two sovereigns for two pound notes, and he
In 1890, Walter and Rachel, with their son James left changed one of the notes. Then she asked him to sit down
Hokitika for Mauriceville, near Masterton. on a chair near the fire. He did so, and she took a seat be-
side him on the floor, and asked for a tumbler of water
The many friends of Mr Walter Chisholm will be inter- which was supplied. She placed the glass on the hearth be-
ested to learn that he has bought the business of a general tween them, and requested a pocket handkerchief, which
storekeeper at Mauriceville, near Masterton, in the was given. Taking some chemical stuff out of her pocket she
Wairarapa, Wellington Province. Writing to a friend in tied it in the handkerchief, dipped it in the water, and then
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he "kept his eye on it like a cat watching a mouse"; he did
not ask for the note back; she did not tell witness "there was
no fool like an old fool "; witness did not offer accused a
pound if she would give him a kiss; witness (indignantly),-
"my wife is a better looking woman than her."
Mrs Chisholm corroborated her husband's evidence. Ac-
cused, she said, crumpled up what seemed to be the notes,
mixed with some coffee, burnt them on a shovel, and held
the fumes under the nose of witness's husband. Afterwards
the woman bought some goods in the shop, and Mr
Chisholm charged 3s or 4s less than the usual price. She
was only out of the room a few seconds serving a child.
Recalled, Mr. Chisholm said he sold the goods cheaply be-
cause accused said she wanted to sell some of them again,
as she had a lot of young children to keep.
The Magistrate (Mr James, S.M.) said the case came within
the definition of larceny by trick. No one would believe that
the notes were burned, and he should find accused guilty of
larceny by trick. He could not understand how people, espe-
cially like Mr Chisholm, a Justice of the Peace, and appar-
ently of some common sense, could be so foolish as to lend
themselves to be cheated in this manner. It passed his com-
spread it over the top of the glass. Then she asked him to prehension altogether. "They bring these about by their own
place a pound on the handkerchief. Witness demurred; stupidity, and then come here and complain that they have
and she then placed a pound note of her own underneath been had," added Mr James. Accused was fined £5 and
the glass. Eventually, on the advice of his wife, he also costs £1 13s. (Bush Advocate, 8 December 1902)
placed a note across the top of the glass. Accused then James Chisholm took over the store at Mauriceville from
folded the two notes together and “wanted to touch my 1905, while Walter and Rachel retired and came to live in
back to cure some imaginary disease. I said my back was Avondale, setting up their home in Elm Street. Once again,
all right (laughter), and then she wanted to touch my Walter took an active part in the Methodist Church, but
breast with the notes," said witness. sadly had a bad turn while on his way to the church on
Continuing, witness stated she put her hands under his Rosebank Road and fell, passing away in 1910.
wife's skirt. When she withdrew her bands she had some James, separated from his own family, came up to live with
paper in them, but not the two notes. She quickly rolled his aged mother, then remarried. He shifted to Ellerslie,
the papers up and put them in the fire. Then she said she taking Rachel along them, where he worked as a horse
had burned her own note as well as his, and all disease trainer. When Rachel died in 1921, she too was buried here
was taken away, so he must give her another pound for at St Ninians Cemetery.
the one she had lost. His wife went out of the shop, but
was only away about a quarter of a minute, and when Sources:
she returned accused left. Cross-examined, Chisholm Audrey Barney, "Robert Chisholm of the Whau", Clan
said he had no intention of giving the woman the pound; Chisholm Newsletter June 2007; Papers Past.

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