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Betty Guard, early Australian immigrant

Betty Guard, early Australian immigrant

In 1830 Australian-born Elizabeth (Betty) Guard – shown here in a shadow portrait – married Jacky Guard. He was a convict who, after serving out his sentence, turned seafarer, whaler and trader. The couple settled in the Marlborough Sounds, and were one of the earliest European families in the South Island.

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John Wilson, 'Australians - Early arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/637/betty-guard-early-australian-immigrant (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015