Saturday, September 30, 2017

Alice Webb and Robert John Brown

Alice Webb and Robert John Brown married 26 April 1906 at the Woodbury Presbyterian Church, South Canterbury.


- A very interesting ceremony took place in Woodbury on Thursday last, when Miss Alice Webb, youngest daughter of Mr Joseph Webb, for many years a resident of this district was married to Mr Robert Brown, son of Mr J. Brown, of Milford. The Rev. A. B. Todd was the officiating minister. The Woodbury Presbyterian Church was nicely decorated for the occasion. The bridesmaids were the Misses Flo. Webb, Jean Brown, and Lexy Cormack, and Mr F. Brown, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and Mr A. Sutherland as groomsman. After the ceremony in the church the party drove to the residence of the bride's father, where in a large marquee on the lawn a sumptuous breakfast was spread. The guests numbered about 90. The following toasts were honoured : —"The bride and bridegroom," proposed by the Rev. A. B. Todd, and heartily responded to; "The bridesmaids," and "The parents," The presents received by the happy couple were numerous and handsome. In the evening a social was held in the school, at which over a hundred were present. Dancing was indulged in till the early hours of morning. Songs were contributed by the following ladies and gentlemen :- Mrs Stewart, Miss Brown and Messrs Palmer, Glanville, and Cooling. During the evening Mr F. Flatman, jun., proposed the health of "The bride and bridegroom," which was enthusiastically received. An abundant supply of refreshments was handed round, and altogether a most enjoyable evening was spent. 
Temuka Leader, Issue 5393, 3 May 1906

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

seated - David Woodwards

Friday, August 4, 2017

MARSDEN, Marshall Richard

Marshall Richard Marsden
born 6 February 1893 Ashburton, New Zealand
died about Oct-Nov 1973
reg. Dec 1969 Thanet  vol. 5f page 1810 

Marshall Richard Marsden was born in Ashburton on 6 February 1893 the son of Lucy Ann Dalley and Richard Marsden, and grandson of John Marsden a Maori War veteran. At the time of his enlistment in the NZEF on 12 August 1914 he was a single man, living at 1031 Colombo Street, Christchurch and working as a bootmaker for H. Pannell & Co. He joined the 2nd Canterbury Infantry Battalion as a private and embarked at Lyttelton on 23 September 1914 on the troopship H.M.N.Z. Transport No.11, "Athenic" for Wellington. He sailed from Wellington with the Main Body on 13 October 1914 for Alexandria. 

He was then sent to Gallipoli and appointed to Lance Corporal on 14 May 1915 and promoted to Sergeant on 13 August 1915. He was wounded at Gallipoli and in September 1915 he was evacuated to Malta with septic poisoning and then to England where he was admitted to Eastleigh Hospital and later to Kingsland Road Hospital. He joined the 2nd Infantry Battalion at Moascar Camp, near the Suez Canal in March 1916 and on 8 April 1916 embarked for France on the s.s. "Haverford". 

In France he was wounded in action at the Somme on 16 September 1916 and admitted to hospital in Etaples before being evacuated to England where he was admitted to hospital in Chelsea and later moved to the No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst. He was  then assigned duties at Codford Depot Hospital

He married Doris Millicent Sanders at the Church of England in North Woolwich on 26 December 1917 and has two children Doris May Marsden in 1918 and Ernest R. Marsden in 1920.

Marshall Richard Marsden died in England in 1969 aged 76 years.

 Sergeant Marshall Richard Marsden

Sunday, June 4, 2017

43 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere

Cashmere's finest property.
Nearly two acres of beautiful garden fully planted,
and a residence of seventeen rooms with sun balcony and dressing rooms and three garages,
For private sale.
We have been instructed to offer the property. Situated, no. 57 (43) Hackthorne Road, Cashmere, owned by the trustees of the estate of the late George Bowron.
This Magnificent Property is situated almost opposite the Gwynfa Loop, the most favoured part of Cashmere Hills. It commands an unrivalled view and no property gets more sunshine.
The land contains an area of nearly two acres, capable of subdivision into several of the best available building sites.
The garden is in perfect order and is fully planted with a choice variety of selected trees, shrubs, and fruits. It is full of interest and provides ideal shelter.
Access is by level drive to asphalt Parking Area.
The Residence is the best known on Cashmere, standing in a commanding position adjacent to Hackthorne road, Gwynfa Loop tram stop. It has a magnificent appearance and commands the finest obtainable view. Built mainly of brick with a slate roof, the building contains four main floors. The ground and first floor having level outside access to entrances.
The ground floor contains magnificent billiards room and three small, rooms, also boiler room, washhouse, and fuel store. Easy grade stairway leads to the main floor. The main entrance is tiled and sheltered. This floor is planned for easy reception. The plan provides:-  Reception Hall, 16ft 6in x 11ft 7in;
Staircase Hall, 21ft x 15ft;
Living room. 38ft x 19ft 5in.
With an additional bay, 17ft 6in x 9ft 2in;
Dining Room, 25ft x 13ft;
Sunroom, 25ft x -13ft;
Kitchen, 20ft x 16ft;
Maid’s Room, 16ft x 12ft 6in.
Also Sun Verandah, Maid’s Bathroom, Pantry, Store, H.M. Pantry, Etc. All fully fitted.
The Second Floor has been specially planned to provide six magnificent bedrooms, four of which have separate dressing rooms with hand basins. Two bedrooms have handbasins, and each bedroom has a delightful private balcony. These bedrooms are fully fitted, and the floor is an ideal bedroom-floor with large tiled bathrooms, linen rooms, etc.
The Top Floor contains two large bedrooms with extensive open sun balcony. A total of nearly 11,000ft of floor space.
The Outbuildings include a Large Brick Three-Car Garage, with Man’s Room and Basement Workshop.
This great property will be available, in a few weeks. It was designed and built as a private residence when costs were low and sales tax less, at a cost of £10,000, without the land, which is worth a lot of money and is the best residential area on Cashmere.
The whole property is now available at £7000 only. And about £2000 worth of land may be sold off. For a convalescent home, nursing home, flats, or a private residence, the property is the finest and cheapest ever offered about Christchurch, for plans of the land and building, apply to the agents:- H. G. Livingstone and co.. Estate Agents and Auctioneers, 109 Hereford Street.
Press, Volume LXXX, Issue 24370, 23 September 1944
[It is not known who the architect of this building was, however  the architect Gordon Tate Lucas was a son-in-law of George Bowron - Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21449, 15 April 1935]

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVIII, Issue 4666, 8 August 1872

John MacPherson
Store-keeper, of Richmond, Bay of Plenty and the owner of a cutter called the "Leah".
 Auckland Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2433, 9 January 1878


We regret to announce the wreck of the cutter Leah, of 14 tons register, the property of our respected fellow settler, Mr John Macpherson, of Matata. The Leah left Auckland on Saturday, 22nd June, bound for Matata with a general cargo of merchandize. She was caught in a storm after leaving, and took shelter under the Great Barrier ; both her anchors parted, and the vessel went on the rocks, all efforts to get her off proved futile; the crew and cargo were saved by the schooner Fairy; the former consisting of Captain Coombes, and a young man named Conway. At last advices the Customs' steam launch had proceeded to the scene of the wreck for the purpose of making a survey. The cutter was insured in the South British Insurance Company for £200.

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume VI, Issue 605, 6 July 1878

The following horse stock has been purchased in Melbourne by Mr John Macpherson, of Matata, and will arrive by the s.s. Hero :—

Bay filly, 2 years, got by Patriarch, her dam Rosabella, by Panic from Rosabella, by Gohanna (son of Wanderer) from Rosabella by Peter Fin from Merino by Buffalo from Merino (imported) ;

bay filly, 2 years, got by Panic, her dam Josephine, by Boiardo from Wando, by Cossack out of Fair Helen, Rous' Emigrant;

brown filly, 2 years, got by Patriarch, her dam Rosaline, by Wildair from Miss Pink, by Nimrod out of Lacy, by Gratis;

bay filly, 2 years, got by Panic, her dam Phillis, by Richview from Phillipine, by the Premier from Matilda, by Tohrab. This filly is full sister to Filibuster and Earl of Mar. She is engaged in Mares Produce Stakes.

Auckland Star, Volume X, Issue 3043, 21 January 1880


The following renewals were granted, there being no opposition :-—

... John MacPherson, Horse Shoe Inn, Matata...

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume IX, Issue 895, 8 June 1880

A late arrival from the Coast informs us that our old and much respected settler, Mr John Macpherson of Te Matata, is seriously ill. The natives who have arrived from the Coast speak in the kindest and most sympathetic manner of the concern and anxiety manifested in the restoration of their "friend's" health.

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XIII, Issue 1744, 27 September 1884

We learned last evening that Mr J. McPherson, of Matata, has obtained the contract for the mail service between Te Puke and Opotiki.

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XIII, Issue 1780, 23 December 1884

Eruption of Mt Tarawera
... a native, who escaped from Ruawhia, on the Whakutane side of Lake Tarawera, states that from where he was he could see the settlement of Te Ariki, between Rotomahana and Wairoa, destroyed, killing Samuel Brown and about 40 natives. Another native warned Mr McPherson, of Matata, and George Creek, of Whakatane, that Lake Tarawera has risen about 30 or 40 feet, and also that it rose before the late eruption. This last information was received by Mr Gordon from Mr Creek at 3 p.m., but I cannot find out if the rising occurred to-day ...
Te Aroha News, Volume IV, Issue 157, 19 June 1886

Referring back again to the Tarawera disaster, I have learned a few particulars relative to one of the European victims who perished at Te Ariki, viz., Samuel Brown, who, with his wife, Merepeka Poia, and six half caste children, met with such an untimely end. Brown served his apprenticeship in Auckland about 15 years ago, as a journeyman baker. Two years after he was engaged by Mr. John Macpherson, of Matata, and for the last five years or so he was variously employed in the Rotorua district. Brown's parents are supposed to be living in Auckland, and probably are not aware of the melancholy circumstance of his death.

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 7719, 18 August 1886


It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mr John McPherson, of Matata. who departed this life on Saturday morning the 13th inst. at the comparatively early age of 54 years, the cause of his death being bronchitis. In this gentleman's decease the district has lost a good and enterprising settler, and mankind a sterling true and goodhearted man. Our loss is the more to be deplored as his was a natural character rare to find, kind, generous, hospitable and loyal to his friends whether their circumstances were prosperous or adverse.

"And the elements so mixed in him, that nature 

Might stand up, and say to all the world.
This was a man!"

He had seen many phases of life and had gone through a few years of Indian warfare in the States during the early days of the Californian goldfields. Five weeks ago he left his home to be near medical advice, and for a time he improved, but later he suffered a relapse from which he never recovered and got gradually weaker, though everything was done for him that medical assistance and the constant care and solicitude of his friends could do until death terminated his sufferings, and set his spirit free to ascend to the Great Creator and giver of life. Requiecat in pace.

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XV, Issue 2176, 15 August 1887

The Borough Council meeting was adjourned from to-day till 2 o'clock to-morrow out of respect to the memory of Mr John Macpherson.

The funeral of the late Mr John Macpherson which left Mr DeBourbels shortly after half past two to-day was largely attended.

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XV, Issue 2176, 15 August 1887

Much regret has been felt here at the death of John MacPherson of Matata. Few men have passed away who have left more sorrowing friends and fewer enemies. It may be said of him as of Bayard that he was sans peur et sans reproche [without fear and without reproach].

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XV, Issue 2181, 26 August 1887

 Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XV, Issue 2193, 23 September 1887

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XV, Issue 2280, 14 May 1888
... Some twenty years ago I had an almost similar experience in the surf off Opotiki. In the boat with me on that occasion were the late John Macpherson (of Matata), Mark Talbot, and a man named Fox. The last-named was drowned, and the rest of us only reached the land with great difficulty. We were saved then by sticking to the boat. Always stick to the boat when capsized in the surf—that is, while you can... 
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 8684, 29 September 1891


The question of the validity of a marriage between a European named John Macpherson and a Maori woman named Miriana te Oha, fifty years ago at Matata, was investigated by the Chief Justice (Sir Robert Stout) at the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon and again this morning.

The issue arose in an originating summons case in which his Honour was asked to state whether the children of the late John Macpherson, who died in 1887, were entitled to share, in the estate of his brother, Malcolm Macpherson, who died intestate at Eastbourne,. England, in 1917, such estate being valued at  £15,000. Mr. H. E. Evans appeared for the widow of Malcolm Macpherson, and Mr. E. P.  Bunny for the widow and children of the late John Macpherson.

Mariana te Oha (or Mariana Macpherson) deposed that she was legally married to John Macpherson in 1870 at Matata .The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Macdonald in a building used as a Roman Catholic church.  "Father Macdonald signed a piece of paper upon which was some writing, and gave it to me," deponent stated. "This piece of paper was kept by me in a Bible, and was lost, to getter with most of my belongings in a fire which destroyed my home at Matata in the year 1905. I was about 20 years of age at the time of the ceremony. Until the death of John Macpherson, in 1887, he and I lived devotedly and happily together as man and wife. We lived for the greater part of such period at Matata, and also spent several years in Tauranga. All of the persons who were present at my marriage with John Macpherson are dead." Several affidavits were put in stating that the deponents believed Mariana te Oha and John Macpherson were legally married.

Further hearing of the case was at noon to-day adjourned until Monday. 
Evening Post, Volume XCIX, Issue 151, 26 June 1920

To English Estate
Wellington, Sept 17

Sir R. Stout had before him an originating summons to determine the legality of the marriage of John MacPherson, of Matata, who was believed to be married to a Maori woman named Mariana Teoha, and if the union were legal the children were entitled to share in the estate of their uncle, Malcolm MacPherson, of England. John MacPherson died at Matata in 1887, leaving several children.

The Chief Justice said there was no evidence of the authorisation of the marriage by any registrar or any certificate by any registrar or clergyman. It was agreed that MacPherson Jived as man and wife, and were generally regarded as such. Some feast or celebration was held to commemorate the marriage, and Mariana said it took place in the Roman Catholic Chapel at Matata with Father MacDonald, now dead, officiating. MacPherson, however, was a Presbyterian, and no register could be adduced. Several witnesses said they always looked on the pair as married. It was a common practice for white men to contract what was called a Maori marriage with native women, but it had never been recognised by law as valid. Moreover, at the time, Mariana was under age, and no consent was given by her guardian, properly appointed. He therefore ruled there was no evidence that the marriage took place. 
Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XLIX, Issue 7498, 18 September 1920

To get to Tauranga, then the chief settlement of the Bay of Plenty, Precce had to go down the Rangitaiki River by boat and get a horse at Matata. That township, be it noted, was quite a little seaport in the seventies. Schooners and cutters entered the mouth of the Awa-a-te-Atua there, and military stores from Auckland were often landed close to where the Horse Shoe Inn stood in later days. Now Matata's barport has long been closed; the place is a backwater, for new outlets for the Tarawera and Rangitaiki Rivers have been opened miles away.

Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 232, 1 October 1927

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Roberts - Wooding Wedding

Wedding photograph of Robert Charles Edward Trueman Roberts and Amy Maud Wooding at Ward, Marlborough in January 1938.
Pictured from left - Alice Amy Wooding nee Andrews (1881-1938), Robert Charles Edward Trueman Roberts (1913-2013), Amy Maud Roberts nee Wooding (1909-1990) and Arthur Richard Wooding (1882-1950)      

Robert Charles Edward Trueman Roberts was born 14 April 1913 and died 23 April 2013 aged 100 years

The marriage of Amy Maud, second daughter of Mr and Mrs A. R. Wooding ("Te Moana," Ward), to Edward Trueman, only son of Mr E. Roberts ("Riverside," Culverden), and of the late Mrs Roberts, was celebrated recently at St. Peter's Church, Ward, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. G. Barker. Miss Cecily Mills was the organist.

Mr Wooding escorted his daughter to the church, which had been beautifully decorated by friends of the bride. Miss Eileen Wooding, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid, Misses Margaret and Helen Roberts, the bridegroom's sisters, were flower-girls, and Mr William L. Cardwell attended the bridegroom as best man.

The bride's trained frock of cream crepe cavalcade was caught at the slightly cowled neckline with a spray of orange blossom and clusters of similar blossoms, which had been worn by the bridegroom's mother, held in place the veil of embroidered tulle. She carried a bouquet of Madonna lilies and roses.

The bridesmaid's frock was of Margaret Rose pink tree-back crepe, and was made with a fully flared skirt, puffed sleeves, and a round neck with vandyked trimming of narrow black ribbon velvet. A black velvet sash defined the waist Her picture hat to match her frock was trimmed with black velvet and pink rosebuds, and her bouquet was composed of pink roses and blue cornflowers.

Delphinium blue Victorian frocks patterned with pink rosebuds and forget-me-nots were worn by the flower-girls, and their Bo-Peep hats were trimmed with blue and pink flowers and tied with blue ribbons. Their Victorian posies were of flowers to tone.

The bride's mother wore a frock of black silk serge trimmed with gold stitched braid, and a hat of black gramophone straw. Her flowers were mauve sweet peas and statice. Mrs Roberts wore a frock of chocolate brown crepe de chine, a matching bolero having mustard-coloured revers. Her picture hat matched her frock, and she carried a bouquet of abutilons. Miss Roberts, aunt of the bridegroom, wore a frock of navy blue silk crepe trimmed with a faggoted vestee and a jabot of coffee coloured georgette. Her hat was of navy straw with veiled pink flowers inset in the crown, and her shoulder spray was also of pink flowers.

The bride travelled in a tailored suit of almond green linen, a beige silk blouse, and a chip straw hat with accessories to tone. Mr and Mrs E. T. Roberts will make their home at Culverden.
Press, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22291, 4 January 1938, page 3

 Flaxbourne Settlers Association Collection of Objects and Photographs

 Amy Maud Wooding 

 "Te Moana," Ward)

Wooding family portrait with the parents and six children seated outside Back row, left to right: Percy, Amy, Dick, Olive, Alice Front: Reg, Arthur, Muriel (baby) Written on the back in pencil: E. Wooding, c/o F.L.B. Giles, 99 Church Street, Rangiora

 Wedding of Amy Maud Wooding and Edward T. Roberts at the Anglican church, Ward

Wedding of Amy Maud Wooding and Edward T. Roberts at the Anglican church, Ward

Alice and Richard Wooding 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Woolston School

Woolston School 
Standard Two Boys


Lyttelton Harbour Tower Station

Arthur  George Rutter
Lyttelton Harbour Power Station, 1930.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


near Timaru

Agamemnon stands 16 hands and is 4 years old. 
2nd at Timaru as a Yearling, 2nd at Christchurch as a Yearling; met the same colts at Timaru and Christchurch the following year and was placed 1st before them, meeting at Christchurch a ring of eight others; 1st at Oamaru as a two-year-old, beating the Irish hunter's stock, Wicklow; also 1st at Dunedin, beating Wicklow stock, also Merry Stanton stock, and 1st at Christchurch as a three-year-old; 1st at Timaru as a three- year-old; 1st at Oamaru a three-year-old also 2nd in the All Age Class as a Hackney Entire, at Oamaru.
Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2827, 4 October 1898, Page 4

reverse inscription - "Matched pair sold to Dr ? for two hundred guineas"

Mr Simmons, of Compstall, sold to Dr Townend, of Christchurch, on Saturday last, a pair of the best upstanding carriage horses ever seen in South Canterbury. They were examined by Mr Lillico, the Government veterinary surgeon, who passed them as sound. On account of enquiries regarding the above pair, several would-be purchasers both in Otago and Canterbury will be disappointed. We understand that the price obtained was very satisfactory.
Timaru Herald, Volume LXXV, Issue 11592, 30 October 1901, Page 2

Dr Townend's grand-daughter was Nina Caroline Studley-Herbert, 12th Countess of Seafield, at her death in 1969, she was the second richest woman in Britain after the Queen. Townend's second wife was Annie Quayle Moore the only surviving daughter of George Henry Moore of Glenmark.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald

Canterbury Society of Arts, Annual Exhibition, Catalogue 1928, 
  Christchurch Art Gallery

The New Stamp Issue
To the Editor of The Press

Sir,- Are all Englishmen as atrabilious as our friend who criticises New Zealanders and their stamps in your issue of Saturday last? And must we be everlastingly singing "God Save the King" in order to attest our loyalty? 

½d - Fantail. 
 The halfpenny stamp for which I was responsible is not merely a drawing of a bird but a design as well, and if a design has no merit as a pattern then it is not a good design. The pattern is not destroyed by placing the design in any position, and in any case a designer may surely take it for granted that people can read. 

4d - Mitre Peak.

"Englishman" may be gratified to notice that I have placed the Imperial crown in a prominent position in my design for the fourpenny stamp, but New Zealand should not be accused of aggressive nationalism merely because she lays claim to some small individuality of her own. Nor are New Zealanders bound to conform to any type dictated to them by others, either in their art or in any other direction. —Yours, etc., JAS. FITZGERALD. May 4, 1935.

Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21465, 6 May 1935, Page 18

Friday, January 9, 2015

Heathcote River

Heathcote River at Opawa, Christchurch

Monday, December 8, 2014


The Bailey-Marston Dance Orchestra
Christchurch, New Zealand

 Jack Tomlinson, Harold Bailey, Bill Floyd, Ian Pitcaithly, Lex Marston, Lou Toomer, Frank Squire, Colin Taylor, Bill Bailey and Roy O'Daniels
photograph by Standish and Preece

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grey Day, Cathedral Square

Grey Day, Cathedral Square 30x36
W. Menzies Gibb 1916

Luke Adams' Pottery Works

Study of Luke Adams' Pottery Works 21x14 by Mrs Claude Sawtell - Canterbury Society of Arts, Catalogue 1922

Friday, October 10, 2014


Ohoka showing from left one of the blacksmith's shops, alleyway leading to the Miniature Rifle Club site, the store and P.O. and small houses (the latter two still inhabited by families). Further along Mill Road on the right is a gum tree still standing in the old Eyre Co. Council Office site. Family pictured are facing the Hotel and Baker's shop now the Ohoka Service Station owned by Richard Hamilton and his sons, Edward and John.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maxwell Bury

Maxwell Bury

born 28 July 1825 
died 9 September 1912 

1860 - General Lunatic Asylum, Nelson, superintended the erection of the building; plans prepared in England, built in the "old English style" [1].
1861 - Girls' and Infants' School, Nelson built by Mr. John Scott [2].
1861 - Nelson Provincial Council Buildings, 162 feet by 87 feet [3].
1863 - 7 May, arrived in Lyttelton on the s.s. Prince Alfred from Nelson [4].
1863 - Orphan Asylum, section 72, Lincoln Road, Christchurch.
1863 - Store and Offices, for Messrs. Walton, Warner & Co., Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. 
1863 - Bank of New South Wales, Hereford Street, Christchurch.
1863 - Parsonage House at Riccarton 1863 - Store and Offices for Messrs. Taylor and Co., Manchester Street, Christchurch.
1863 - Dwelling house for Archibald Thomson, Esq., Fendal Town Road, Christchurch.
1864 - Bonded warehouse for Mr Louisson, Hereford Street, Christchurch.
1864 - Church in Latimer Square, Christchurch, Messrs. Forgan & Sons, contractors.
1870 - Memorial window for Archdeacon Mathias, east end of St John's Church, Latimer Square, Christchurch.
[1] Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIX, 4 July 1860, Page 3
[2] Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XX, Issue 4, 11 January 1861, Page 1
[3] Colonist, Volume IV, Issue 370, 10 May 1861, Page 1
[4] Lyttelton Times, Volume XIX, Issue 1095, 9 May 1863, Page 4


Lyttelton Times, Volume XX, Issue 1110, 1 July 1863, Page 5 

 Lyttelton Times, Volume XX, Issue 1116, 22 July 1863, Page 6

 Lyttelton Times, Volume XX, Issue 1123, 15 August 1863, Page 6

 Lyttelton Times, Volume XX, Issue 1133, 19 September 1863, Page 8

 "bury architect" 

Press, Volume III, Issue 290, 6 October 1863, Page 1

Press, Volume III, Issue 337, 28 November 1863, Page 4

  Lyttelton Times, Volume XXI, Issue 1242, 28 May 1864, Page 4

Lyttelton Times, Volume XXII, Issue 1262, 12 July 1864, Page 4

 Lyttelton Times, Volume XXII, Issue 1269, 26 July 1864, Page 4

Colonist, Volume X, Issue 710, 15 February 1867, Page 3

The Nelson Provincial Buildings
Architect Maxwell Bury

Designed the memorial window for Archdeacon Mathias at the east end of St John's Church, Latimer Square.
Star, Issue 786, 30 November 1870, Page 2