Kōrero: English

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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Private collection, Mrs Loris Mathew

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Terry Hearn, 'English - Northern England; the Channel Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1920/guernsey-immigrant-1889 (accessed 20 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Terry Hearn, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015