Tatuanui Hall, Waikato
Presenters: Anne Pouwels with Paul Arundel
Saturday 2nd March Tatuanui Hall
|9:30 - 10:30am||Registration. Morning Tea. Mix and Mingle.|
Photographs. Please be ready to assemble in family groups.
Launch by Barry Williamsand team of their book Knyvett Pioneers.
|1 - 4pm||Facilities available to copy documents, photos, disks
You will need cash or chq., no credit card or Eftpos available.
Readings from a book by James Stack, a passenger on the same voyage on “Slains Castle” as the Horneman Family in 1852.
|2:30pm||Introduction of Knyvett website by John Knyvett from Australia.|
John Saxon from Australia discusses his revised dvd, plus family trees, websites. Pick his brains!
|3:30pm||Afternoon tea, then “time out” for those wanting to refresh, or tennis.|
|6:pm||Dinner. BYO Drinks|
|7:30 - 9:30pm||
Please stay and enjoy some dancing and singing.
Share your talent with us for another enjoyable evening as specifically requested by several of you.
Don't forget the designated driver :-)
Sunday 3rd March Cemetery Tour
See Map and directions at http://goo.gl/maps/vW3SH
|9:30am||Assemble at Piako Cemetery, Seales Rd,
Richard Conron & Delia Mary Saxon grave & Headstone
Franklin & Frances Laura Webb's (nee Saxon) plots (no Headstone)
Katherine Mary Easther (nee Saxon) grave and headstone
Arthur Fredrick & Olive Maude Saxon grave and headstone
|10:05am||Proceed to Morrinsville
Cemetery, Thames St. to view:
Henrietta Laura Saxon grave and headstone
|10:30am||Arrive back at Tatuanui Hall for Morning tea and Commemoration at 11:15am|
|12:15pm||End of formal proceedings|
Those wishing to view the graves of Mary
B Whitehorn ( Area 7 row 6) in the Hamilton East Cemetery, Arthur & Lil
Whitehorn (Area 10 row ?) and Edward Thomas and wife Myra can travel to Hamilton
(30minutes) in the afternoon.
Those wishing to view the graves of Guy and Francie Saxon Row 76 in TeAroha
Cemetery Stanley Road south can travel to Te Aroha (15minutes)
Lunch can be purchased in Morrinsville on the way to Hamilton
A visit to the Morrin Museum 41 Canada Street Morrinsville can be arranged for those not wishing to travel to Te Aroha or Hamilton. The museum entry is by donation and will include a 25 minute film about the history dairying in the Piako (local district.) Those wishing to visit the museum contact Mike Gribble at the end of the commemoration to get the time to meet and directions.
Wed 6th March and Thur 7th March in Nelson and Motueka
These events do not replace the events planned for 2nd & 3rd March!
|Tues 5th March||Make your own way to Nelson and arrange your own overnight accomodation. Don't overlook this!|
|Wed 6th 9am||
Meet in Nelson at pre-arranged point. After visiting sites in the City pertaining to all 3 families we will make our way by a roundabout route with numerous stops to Motueka arriving there mid to late afternoon.
At each place there will be a spoken explanation of its importance as well as time for photos.
Check into Motel which we will have block booked [refer below].
Possibly 1 hour visiting sites in Motueka or guided historic walk around the town to stretch the legs,
a local archivist/researcher we have had a lot of contact with in the past has asked to join us. Evening talk is an option.
If the talk above doesn't happen but is wanted this could happen first thing.
then to Pioneer Park where all 3 families have ancestors buried.
Over Takaka Hill to visit all Saxon sites, possibly escorted by a member of staff from Golden Bay Museum.
[People who have other committments may wish to leave, visit Motueka Museum or head back to Nelson for further research. We can supply contacts.]
|Thur 7th Mid-Afternoon||
Back to Motueka to mop up any points of importance not already covered.
John Saxon 25 Jan 2013