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Guernsey immigrant, 1889

Guernsey immigrant, 1889

A remarkable number of people from the Channel Islands came to New Zealand especially in the 1870s. One was Emilius LeRoy, a sailor, who settled in the early 1850s in Auckland. He sent for his Guernsey fiancée, Catherine Tabel, and established a tent- and sail-making business in Queen Street. Active in the naval volunteers, he eventually became Captain-Commandant of the Naval Brigade, in which role he was photographed in 1889.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Northern England; the Channel Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015