Guest post: Old Colonist membership roll

Guest contributor: Marie Hickey

A gem of a resource with a remarks column that could have in it:
...first baker to bake bread for sale in Auckland
...born on the night of the High Street fire
...went to Tauranga & was there at the time of the Te Kooti scare
...father living in Sydney aged 85 years

This membership book covers the period 10 October 1919 to 16 November 1934.

It contains the following information:
Date of enrolment, badge no., address at time of enrolment, when & where born, date of arrival in NZ, name of ship, and miscellaneous remarks (examples of which were given above).

Membership was not limited to those who had immigrated as a number of members had been born in New Zealand but to either immigrant parents or grandparents.

All entries in this roll are indexed on to Index Auckland (accessible through our website in the Digital library) and the volume is held in Auckland City Libraries Sir George Grey Special Collections.

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