Birth Certificate [Geoffrey Quilter]; New Zealand Government; 17.12.1940; MT2015...


Birth Certificate [Geoffrey Quilter]

About this object

Birth Certificate; for Thomas Charles Geoffrey Quilter who was born on 3 November 1940. Geoffrey's parents Thomas and Clara Quilter eloped in January 1940 just before Thomas left New Zealand to serve in World War Two. Father and son never met because Thomas died during the war.

The Quilter and McConnell families wrapped themselves around Clara and Geoffrey. Clara lived in Mataura for the rest of her life later marrying Ray Hicks in 1951. After finishing school, Geoffrey followed in his father's footsteps as a forester with the N.Z. Forest Service.

We have a significant collection of Thomas, Clara and Geoffrey Quilter's papers and personal effects. Collectively they provide a closer insight as to how World War Two affected a local family.


New Zealand Government

Maker Role

Government Official

Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Invercargill

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper


h 140mm x w 185mm

Subject and Association Keywords



Thomas and Clara Quilter collection

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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