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Guest: Pioneer Pennell Family history


I am  looking for any research and information on the Pennell family. Am looking for copies of the Pennell Family book too. 

I am also wanting contact details and whereabouts for a COLLEEN SULLIVAN to trace the Ancestors and descendants of the Pennell Family, some of whom came to Ohinemuri before the turn of the Century.  As stated by her in journal 47 on the 21st June 1977.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Please reply to the following email address 


Sunday, 04 February 2018
Ella Smyth: Looking for more information

Hello all,


My Great great grandfather was William Mcvey Trevarthen. I have recently found that he played rugby for Ohinemuri in his early years and have not been able to find anything beyond that. I'd be interested if anyone had any further information.

I also discovered that his father was Thomas Trevarthen and his mother was Margaret Elizabeth. Possibly from Devonport.


Thanks in advance

Ella Smyth. (Ella_smyth@yahoo.com)

Thursday, 04 January 2018
Guest: Hazel Vera Kulmar


My Grandmother was Hazel Vera Kulmar. I have recently found out that she grew up in Karangahake and her name came up in one of your articles. I'd be interested if anyone had any further information



Friday, 08 December 2017
Warwick Hale: Sir William Hale

Dear Sir,

On a recent visit to the UK and in conversation with two nieces of Sir William (ages 96 and 80+) I undertook to try to find names and address' of any descendant of Sir William who they may contact. I visited Sir William when working in NZ in 1959 and would dearly love to be able to help these ladies in their mission. There is talk of the younger of the two actually visiting Thames if some dialogue is established. Thank you for your time in reading this note. It would be great if something came of it.

Warwick Hale who lives in Zimbabwe.


Monday, 21 August 2017
Hayley Teesdale: Did the house have a name

As a child in the early 1980s I lived in an lovely old home in Tirohia on the Noble farm opposite side from the school.

My parent shared Milked for the owners.

I would like to know some history of the home as I remember the house and garden to be very special.

It has been replaced with another home on the same position.

Please contact me with any information.

Thanks Hayley


Thursday, 20 April 2017
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