Family History - Hastie Family; 19-62

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Family History - Hastie Family

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A collection of items regarding the Hastie Family of Mangawai.
Items include...
A book titled ' Muritai Mail. Hastie Letters 1918 to 1964'.
This book contains correspondence to Katherine Milner Hastie, known as Kate, b 1900 d 1973.
The letters are from her parents, Robert Hastie, known as Bob, b 1865 d 1943, and Selins Hastie, known as Lena, b 1870 d 1941.
Also from her siblings, Robert Nelson Hastie, known as Nelson, b 1898 d 1973 and Freida Muriel Hastie, b 1909.
Kate became one of the first women doctors of New Zealand.
The Hastie family early European settlers of Mangawai.

Letter to Robert Nelson Hastie, known as Nelson from Georgina Cullen, nee Bowmar, known as Jean, who married Benjamin Cullen b 1851 d 1939

Certificate titled 'Notice of Allotment of Livestock Brand and Earmark'. From Dept Agriculture, Commerce and Tourist, New Zealand. To Robert Hastie, known as Bob, b 1865 d 1942. Date 30/5/1913? This certificate shows the earmark registration for animals owned by the Hastie Family.

Memoirs written by Robert Nelson Hastie, known as Nelson, b 1898 d 1973. Original handwritten memories in a Collins school exercise book.
Titled - History of Mangawai. Author - Nelson Hastie. A gum digger and bushman.
Date - June 1970.
Topics mentioned were gum diggers huts, rafting logs, bushmans hut, kauri, transport, timber mills, bushmans lifestyle, early settler homes, health issues, business practises, horse races, sports, shows, scows, Jonas Smyth (contractor), Aemmy, who was a resident of Mangawai Heads in 1900 confronting Jim Moir.

Newspaper clipping. Copy. Title - Papers Past. Author - Joanna Roberts. Date 11/6/1969. The subject of the article was about Robert Nelson Hastie, known as Nelson, who was a well known bushman of the Mangawhai District who also ran a team of bullocks. The article describes the end of his working bullock team.


Handwritten essay written by Dr. Kate Hastie, b 1900 d 1973. Describes life at Mangawai. Copy of original.
This essay includes information of geology, geography, construction of homes and amenities, drainage, sewage, air quality caused by bush fires and water supply to homes and schools.

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19-62

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