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The following obituaries have been sourced from the Archives of the Auckland Weekly News


Auckland Weekly News

OBITUARY.

Newspaper cutting dated 26th May 1916

Auckland Weekly News Obituaries 1915 - 1918

Tuhimata

Death of Mrs Walker

On Friday last, at the ripe old age of 83 years, another of the early pioneer settlers of the district passed away, in the person of Mrs. Susan Walker, widow of the late Mr John Walker. The deceased was born in County Carlow, Ireland, and in 1860, with her husband; she emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope, and lived there for some years. Thence they came by the ship Maori, under command of Captain Ashby, to New Zealand, taking up a bush section in the old Tuhimata settlement, where the deceased lady has ever since resided, Mr Walker's death occurring some ten years ago. Mrs Walker was the mother of eight sons and five daughters, most of whom are still living, and she also leaves thirty seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Pukekohoe East Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, when despite the unfavourable weather a good number of residents and friends assembled to pay their last respects to an old friend. The Rev S Nixon officiated at the graveside, and appropriately referred to the deceased's Christian character as a loving mother and a good neighbour.

New Zealand Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16243, 31 May 1916, Page 9

OBITUARY.

Pioneer Pukekohe Settler

Another pioneer settler, Mrs. Susan Walker, widow of the late John Walker, died at Tuhimata, Pukekobe East, last week. The deceased was born in County Carlaw, Ireland, 83 years ago. In 1860 Mr. and Mrs. Walker emigrated to Gape Colony, where they resided for four years. Thence they came by the ship Maori, under command of Captain Ashby, to New Zealand, taking up a bush section in the old Tuhimata settlement, where they resided till their decease, Mr. Walker having died some ten years ago. Mrs. Walker was the mother of eight sons and five daughters, most of whom are still living, with .37 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Pukekohe East Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, when, despite the unfavourable weather, a large gathering paid the last respects. The Rev. S. Nixon officiated.

Does anyone know anything of the Bardon/Barden family who were in Coolock, Co. Carlow in the 1800s. Susan Bardon/Barden married John Walker and they came to NZ via South Africa.

Source: Nancy Hawks


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