1885 - 86 Taranaki
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.
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
-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,
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
Hawera & Normanby Star, 30 April: Featured as prize winner in
Pot Plant show in several categories for chrysanthemums (plant called
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,
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,
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;
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
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
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.
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
1914 - Egmont
electoral roll; living at Eltham; postmaster with wife Harriet
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
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.