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Henry NunweekAge: 88 years18261914

Henry Nunweek
Given names
Birth March 26, 1826 27 21
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Nunnack
January 16, 1827 (Age 9 months)
Birth of a brotherRichard Nunweek
October 10, 1830 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Nunweek
March 1833 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterMary Nunwick
June 12, 1835 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a sisterHannah Elizabeth Nunwick
April 23, 1839 (Age 13 years)

Death of a brotherJames Nunweek
December 20, 1841 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Nunweek
November 8, 1843 (Age 17 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Brigg
January 2, 1844 (Age 17 years)
Fact 1
Worked on the railway.
1851 (Age 24 years)

MarriageMatilda StonehewerView this family
August 8, 1852 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
Richard Nunweek
1854 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingRichard NunweekMargaret SykesView this family
July 14, 1857 (Age 31 years)
Fact 2
Went to New Zealand.Made money in the gold
1860 (Age 33 years)

Marriage of a siblingDale BinnsMary NunwickView this family
September 7, 1862 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas Nunweek
1865 (Age 38 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Brigg
August 30, 1865 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam HolmesHannah Elizabeth NunwickView this family
April 2, 1866 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
William Nunweek
May 16, 1866 (Age 40 years)

Marriage of a siblingWilliam NunweekHannah FortuneView this family
October 16, 1869 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Nunweek
1870 (Age 43 years)

Death of a fatherThomas Nunnock
June 1872 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn NunweekMartha Elizabeth BastowView this family
August 28, 1872 (Age 46 years)
Death of a wifeMatilda Stonehewer
February 19, 1894 (Age 67 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Nunweek
December 30, 1895 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterCharlotte Nunweek
April 16, 1901 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Nunweek
1907 (Age 80 years)
Fact 3
rush. Bought land in Christchurch.Later gave

Fact 4
some of the land to the council. They turned it

Fact 5
into a park now called NUNWEEK PARK.

Death September 19, 1914 (Age 88 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 24, 1821Bingley, Yorkshire
4 months
elder sister
Charlotte Nunweek
Birth: April 23, 1822 23 17Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: April 16, 1901Thwaites nr.Keighley Yorkshire
21 months
elder brother
James Nunweek
Birth: January 20, 1824 24 19Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: December 20, 1841Thwaites nr.Keighley Yorkshire
2 years
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Family with Matilda Stonehewer - View this family
Marriage: August 8, 1852Macclesfield
2 years
12 years
16 months
5 years

MR. HENRY NUNWEEK, Harewood Road, Riccarton, was for thirty-two years a member of the Riccarton Road Board, and for twenty-six of these he never missed a meeting. He also served on the Riccarton Licensing Committee for ten years, and was a member of the Harewood Road school committee for eighteen years. Mr. Nunweek, who was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1830, arrived at Lyttelton by the ship “Joseph Fletcher, in 1856. He worked at road-making for the Government, and, in 1861, went to the Otago goldfields, where he and his party took up a claim, which, for the first day's work, yielded the five partners about £40 per man. The leader, an old Australian digger, attempted to frighten Mr. Nunweek and his mate away, so that the rich claim might be shared by the others. Thereupon Mr. Nunweek offered to settle the matter by physical force, and then the others wisely decided to let “Ginger” alone, lest he should “hammer the lot of them.” Thereafter the claim was amicably worked until it “petered out.” On returning to Canterbury Mr. Nunweek invested his capital in his present fruit farm, twenty acres of which he bought from the Government; afterwards he increased the area to 105 acres. This farm has prospered wonderfully. With the assistance of his three sons and a number of labourers, Mr. Nunweek harvests some large crops, for which he finds a ready market, although there was a time when he had to wheel his peaches by the ton to the pig-troughs, because there was no demand for them. In 1902 Mr. Nunweek visited the Old Country; and, while there, he journeyed into Kent to see what improvements on the colony's fruit-growing methods were there in vogue. After much consideration he came to the conclusion that the New Zealander has not much to learn from the English fruit-grower, and he states that he can grow more fruit on one acre of his land, than they were growing on three acres in Kent. Mr. Nunweek was married at Macclesfield, Cheshrie, before leaving England the first time, and has a family of three sons and two daughters.