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Frederick Henry and Harriet Barnard
Above - Frederick Henry and wife Harriet Blyton
Right - At Eltham, Frederick Henry Barnard enjoys the company of his grandson

Frederick Henry Barnard (b: 1855 in London, England was 5th child of father William Hooper Barnard and Sarah Elizabeth nee Kemp d: 21 Dec 1936 in New Plymouth 81Y; Bur: 23 Dec 1936 Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth; Row 1 No 117; Primitive Methodist)  Mar: 23 Mar 1881 in Wallace St, Auckland to Harriet (Annie) Blyton Chambers b: 24 Jan 1860 in New Basford, Nottingham, her father: Moses Chambers, mother Sarah Anne Blyton; Harriet d: 29 Nov 1916 in New Plymouth Bur: 30 Nov 1916 Te Henui Cem, New Plymouth


1875 - On nominal Roll of civil establishment of New Zealand 30 June 1975 Ref. AJHR 1875 Section H11
1881 - electoral roll - Name Barnard, Frederick Henry; Property Type freehold ; Electorate Newton; Residence - Spring street; Occ telegraphist; Notes part of section 39; Spring street; October 1881 
1882 Evening Post,  9 May 1882; On view at Mr. M'Lean's auction room, Lambton Quay a medallion, executed by Mr. F. H. Barnard, of Hawthorn.

1885 - 86 Taranaki St, Wellington
1890 The officers of the Post and Telegraph Department at Gisborne are making a presentation of a handsome walking-stick of inlaid wood to Mr F. H. Barnard, who has left here for Taranaki. The Silver mounting of the stick bears a suitable inscription.
1890 Poverty Bay Herald,  27 Feb: LAND TRANSFER ACT NOTICES. NOTICE if hereby given that the parcel of Land hereinafter described will be brought under the provisions of " The Land Transfer Act, 1885," unless caveat be lodged forbidding the same within one month after the date of the Gazette containing this notice " 1042" Frederick Henry Barnard, Applicant : 25 perches (more or less), lot 15 of section 130, Gisborne. Occupied by applicant. Diagrams may be inspected at this office. Dated this 27th day of Feb, 1890, at the Lands Registry Office, Napier
1891 -93; telegraphist, Gisborne

1893 - HAWERA SCHOOL. Hawera & Normanby Star: A meeting of tbe committee was held on Monday evening; present all tbe members. Mr Barnard asked several questions about the appointment of head master, and explanations were given by members of the committee who took part in the meeting which made the selection. Mr Brunette said the selection was as between Mr Harrison and Mr Thomas, and the former was chosen by majority, simply on what were regarded as their respective qualifications. Mr Barnard said' there was a good deal of private comment, and he therefore had wished to refer to the matter. Mr Finlay said he had communicated with a well-known teacher in the South Island, an M.A., and he had refused to apply in opposition to a man like Mr Harrison, considering that a better could not be obtained.
The following new committee was elected : Messrs Barnard, Clarson, Styles, Jackson, Whittington, Yeats, Sutton, Smith, and Parkinson.

1894 - telegraphist, Hawera, Res.
1896 - Wesleyan Quarterly , Meeting" Hawera & Normanby Star,30 Dec 1896;
The quarterly official meeting of the Wesleyan Church was held in the vestry last night. The Rev. C. H. Laws occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance of officebearers. A committee was set up to attend to the furnishing of the new parsonage. Messrs Barnard and Bates were elected circuit stewards for the ensuing year, and the society stewards at the various preaching places were all reelected, Mr J. S. Handley being appointed an additional psor steward at Hawera. Mr Dixon was appointed reporter to the Advocate, ,and Mr Barnard was elected representative to the next conference in Wellington,

1896: LAND AND MONEY REPORT.Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 June 1896, Page 2
Mr O- E. Major reports : The decreased value of money throughout the world is slowly but steadily making itself felt in New Zealand. Before the year 1897 is reached the decrease will be more pronounced. The value of real property has not yet shown marked indications of rising in value, but the demand having improved a rise in its value is inevitable. During the past month I have negotiated the following sales :   Mr Barnard to Mr J. Burton, allotment in Sec. 10, Hawera Borough ; Mr Barnard to Mr H. E. Haggett of allotment in Sec. 10, Hawera Borough and Mr Barnard to Mr Charles Fitch, of allotment in Sec. 10, Hawera borough

Harriet with her three daughters and Annie's grandsons1898 Hawera & Normanby Star,  30 April: Featured as prize winner in Pot Plant show in several categories for chrysanthemums (plant called Japanese)
1898 - Hawera & Normanby Star, 2 June 1898: The inauguration of a Good Templar Lodge to Hawera was successfully accomplished last night. There were twenty-two members initiated. The ceremony was performed by District Deputy Burgess, of Stratford, assisted by about twenty-five members of the Diamond Jubilee Lodge, of Normanby. It was decided to call the lodge the British Workmen Lodge and to meet every Wednesday in Mr Smart's rooms. Among those eleoted to office were. Messrs L. S. Barraclough, Chief Templar; and F. H. Barnard, Lodge Deputy.' After the ceremonies songs and recitations were given and refreshments handed round.

Photo: Lower left, Daisy, top left, Ida Helen, Annie Jane with sons Jack and Eric and on right, mother Harriet.

1890 - Hawera & Normanby Star, 16 May:There was a large attendance of adults and children at the Wesleyan Church on Friday evening when a series of competitions open to Band of Hope children were held. The competitors acquitted themselves admirably and a most enjoyable evening was spent by all present. The Rev. W. Dukes, the recently appointed minister in this circuit, occupied the chair. The following were the judges' awards : Piano solo: Misses Cassie Barley 1,Amy Beamish 2, V. Wilson 3. Recitations | (juniors) : Master F. Hutchens 1, Miss H. Oliver 2 ; seniors, Master M. Barnard 1, Vocal music, seniors ; Miss M. Barley 1, Miss Olive Dixon 2 ; juniors : Miss Maud Barraclough 1, Miss Alice Adamson 2 ; Dialogue : Misses Wilson 1, Masters W. Hutchens and Moses Barnard 2. Essay on " The Evils of Strong Drink," Master W. Hutchens 1, Barnard 2.

1900 Hawera & Normanby Star, 20 June:LOST, in Hawera, Black and Tan and White Pup, 4 months old, small scar above left eye. Return to F. H. Barnard, Hawera,

1900 -  Judgement  SUMMONS. L. O. Hooker v Allan Oleland judgment summons: Mr Caplen, for judgment creditor, proposed to prove fraud. Mr Barnard, of the post-office, owed debtor a certain sum, and had been warned not to pay the amount. Cleland had also been warned not to accept the money. Debtor denied that a notice of lien, had been served on him, and he did not see he was doing anything wrong in getting the money from Mr Barnard. L. O. Hooker and F. H. Barnard gave evidence to the effect that notice of lien had been served on debtor. Order for immediate payment; in default imprisonment. If in a month is paid the order for imprisonment will not take effect.

1900 - Telgraphist; Hawera
1901 - 1904, Postmaster, Naseby

1904 Otago Witness, 13 July : Our Naseby correspondent writes: "Notice has been received by the postmaster, Mr F. H. Barnard, of his transfer to Eltham. During his four years' residence in Naseby Mr Barnard has proved himself an obliging and efficient officer, and his removal, which takes place at [the end of the month, will be much regretted.
1904 Otago Witness, 10 August: Mr Barnard, of Naseby Post and Telegraph Office is to be succeeded by Mr James, of the Dunedin office. The members of the postal staff at Naseby and the telephonists at Wedderbiun, Waipiata. Rough Ridge, and Gimmerburn expressed their friendship to Mr Barnard by subscribing and presenting him with a very handsome pair of greenstone and gold links. 
1904 Cyclopedia Taranaki - The Eltham Post Office was originally established at Mangawhero road, but on the opening of the railway it was removed to the railway station, where it was conducted for a number of years. Subsequently the present site in Bridge Street, was presented to the department by Mr. John Searle, and the building was opened in September, 1904. It is a two-storied brick building, and contains a public office, a postmaster's room, a mail room, and a private box lobby containing fifty-five boxes; there is also a telephone exchange, with twenty-seven subscribers. The Eltham Post Office is the central distributing station for Mangamingi, Omoana, Rawhitiroa, Rotokari, Mangatoki, Kaponga, Riverlea, Awatuna, Awatuna page 192 East, and Te Kiri, all of which are connected with the central office by telephone. Mails by rail are received nine times, and despatched seven times, daily. The staff consists of a postmaster, a telegraphist, two cadets, a letter carrier, and two messengers.

Mr. Frederick Henry Barnard was appointed Postmaster at Eltham in the year 1904. He was born in London, England, in 1855, and came to New Zealand with his parents when two years of age. He was educated at Mr. Finnimore's school, in Wellington, and was afterwards employed at a flaxmill in Canterbury. Mr. Barnard entered the postal department in 1873, as a cadet, and was subsequently stationed at Nelson, Greymouth, Auckland, and Gisborne, and at Naseby, in Otago. In 1881 Mr. Barnard married a daughter of the late Mr. M. Chambers, of Auckland, and has three daughters and five sons.

1904 - Hawera & Normanby Star, 11 July 1904: A contemporary reports that Mr Barnard, postmaster at Naseby, Otago, has been appointed postmaster for the new Eltham post office. Mr Barnard was at one time stationed at Hawera.
1905 - Postmaster, Eltham
1909 - THE ELTHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE 24 May: A special meeting of the Eltham School Committee, attended by Messrs J. U. Murray (chairman), Blackhall, Clement, Libeau, Fitness, Stone, Barnard, and McClymont (secretary) was held on Friday night. Mr McClymont (secretary) resigned, as he was about to leave the district. Mr Fitness was appointed secretary, and the filling of the vacancy on the committee was left over to next meeting.
 Committees were appointed as follows : Visiting (for the ensuing month) the Chairman and Mr Blackhall ; works, Messrs Clement, Stone, and Fitness; finance, the Chairman, Messrs Barnard and Libeau. The question of enlarging the school was left over till the next meeting, td be held on the second Monday in June.
1909 - ELTHAM.Hawera & Normanby Star, 15 December SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING.  Monday night's meeting of the Eltham School Committee was attended by Messrs J. U. Murray (in the chair), Blackball, Barnard and T. Gorringe. . Mr Parker was appointed Secretary, vice Mr Fitness resigned. The report of the Inspector showed that of the total enrolment (21) fifteen were holders of junior free places. It was urged that as a considerable proportion of the pupils did not remain at school more than two years, and a fair percentage left at the end of their first year, it would be a distinct gain, if these pupils followed a programme of work from which Latin was excluded. "I learned from the headmaster," said the "inspector, "that a rural course on the lines indicated in the circular recently issued by the Department is to be introduced shortly. The benefit to the pupils in such an important dairying district will be very great." Inspector Strong's report regarding the inspection of Standard VI. showed that of 15 scholars presented 14 gained proficiency and one a competency certificate/ The names of the scholars were: Wm. Campbell (competency), Chas. Barnard, John Barr, Fred Briscoe, Wm. Cave, Alfred Hill, Wilfred Hill, Frank Hodgson, Nelson Hodgson, George Zinsli, Gwen Andrews, Maud Burrell, Florence Clegg, Eva Heavan, arid Lena Mouat. For this splendid result Mr S. J. Poole was warmly congratulated, and a vote of thanks was accorded to him. In the other standards it was shown that out of 180 scholars 163 passed, which was also regarded as an excellent record, and votes were passed expressing appreciation of the headmaster and his staff.

1914 - Egmont electoral roll; living at Eltham; postmaster with wife Harriet
1919 - living Eltham
1922 - Egmont electoral roll; living at Mangamingi; farmer with wife Laura and son Leonard
1931 - Patea electoral roll; living with son Leonard and his wife Laura at Mangamingi, retired farmer
1936 - Last address Eliot St, New Plymouth

Cyclopaedia of New Zealand (108) Vol 6.
Mr Frederick Henry Barnard was appointed Postmaster of Eltham in the year 1904. He was born in London, England in 1855 and came with his parents when two years of age. He was educated at Mr Finnimore's school in Wellington and was afterwards employed at a flaxmill in Canterbury. Mr Barnard entered the postal department in 1873 as a cadet and was subsequently stationed at Nelson, Greymouth, Auckland and Gisborne and at Naseby in Otago. In 1881 Mr Barnard married a daughter of the late Mr M Chambers of Auckland and has three daughters and five sons.

Headstone Inscription: "H B Barnard Aged 57 years. At Rest. Frederick Henry Barnard 1855-1936

Their Children:

1 Click Here Frederick (Fred) William Barnard (b: 18 Feb 1882 in Auckland d: 23 Jan 1947 in New Plymouth Burial: 25 Jan 1947 Waitara Cemetery). Like his father he was a telegraphist and Postmaster. On 11th Jan 1910 at  Opunake he married Helen Blanche Bartle (b: 1884  to parents  William Bartle and Georgeanna Sayers. She d 05 Mar 1960 in New Plymouth Bur: 08 Mar 1960 Waitara Cemetery

2 Click Here Moses Blyton (Tozy) Barnard b: 26 Jul 1884 in Ponsonby, Auckland He was a medic in the Australian Army WW1 and a chemist. He died 25 Jun 1919 in Redbank, (near Brisbane) Queensland; Burial: 26 June 1919 in an unmarked grave in the Wesleyan Section of the Ipswich Cemetery, Queensland. He married Rachel Dey on 23 Jul 1908 in Naseby. She was born Abt. 1887 in Mosgiel, Otago to Father Peter Dey and Mother: Margaret Smith.  She remarried 1910 to Alfred Charles Martis and she died 1919 in Wanganui where she is buried. They had three daughters - Cynthia Rachel; Noeline Margaret and Jean Marie Barnard

3 Click Here Daisy Sarah (Sally) Barnard was born 12 Jan 1886 in Turangi, Gisborne and d: 19 Nov 1936 Burial: Karori Cenmetery, Wellington On 19 Apr 1911 in Taranaki she married Alfred William Thompson who was born 22 Sep 1885 in Bulls  Father: James Thomas Thompson Mother: Hester Habgood Hunt - he died 08 Feb 1974. Their family -  Mary Margaret; James Barnard and Don Blyton Thompson

4 Click Here Herbert George (Dub) Barnard b: 26 Oct 1887 in Turanga, Gisborne d: 04 Nov 1916 in Lockyer Hospital, Laidley, Queensland Burial: 05 Nov 1916 Laidley Cemetery, Queensland

5 Click Here David Allen Barnard b: 26 Jun 1889 in Turanga, Gisborne died at 6 months on 24 Dec 1889 in Turanga, Gisborne Burial: 25 Dec 1889 Houhoupiko Cemetery

6 Click Here Ida Helen Barnard b: 25 Oct 1891 in Hawera or New Plymouth d: 30 Aug 1957 in Nelson. Her husband James Findlay born 1886 was an enginesmith. They married 1948 and he died 07 Nov 1966 in Nelson

7 Click Here Annie Jane Barnard b: 20 Jul 1893 in Hawera d: 20 Jul 1961 in Wanganui. She and Frank Reynolds, an architect, were married 30 April 1918 - he was born: 1892 (bapt. 15 May 1892 at Dalton in Firness, Lancashire and died 15 May 1966 and was Bur: at Taita Old Cemetery, Lower Hutt.They had two sons Jack and Eric Reynolds

8 Click Here Leonard Chambers Barnard b: 02 Nov 1894 in Hawera was a sheepfarmer at Mangamingi. He died 04 Sep 1964 in Eltham and was cremated 7 Sep 1964  Taranaki. He married Laura Mary Bates who was born 07 Apr 1895 to Father: John Thomas Bates and Mother: Emmeline Sophia Lowick - she died  16 Nov 1974 in New Plymouth. They married 1918 in Eltham Their children were Dorothy May; Gordon Leonard; June Helen;  Ian Lowick and Russell John Barnard

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