What a wonderous week it has been! The welcome of Jay, preparation of the Hatherley spaces for the impending building site discombobulation, opening of the vicarage for people to say their farewells and share precious memories, and the blessing of the grounds in preparation for what is to come… read more
Edward Francis Messenger was born in 1843 in Loughton, Essex, one of 7 children of William Messenger and Mary Stephens. The family arrived in New Plymouth in 1853 aboard the Joseph Fletcher. Edward served alongside his older brother, William Bazire Messenger, at the battle of Waireka, and was presented with a revolver for bravery by the New Zealand Government..
He was killed on 3rd March 1861 while collecting peaches at Brooklands, an area which had been evacuated during hostilities.
WHO WAS KILLED
BY HOSTILE MAORIS
BY N.Z. GOVERNMENT
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