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Dorothy Blanche & James Bannister

Dorothy Blanche Hursthouse  was b: 26 Jun 1892 in Motueka, Nelson the youngest child born to parents Richmond (1845 1902) and Mary Hursthouse (1845 1901). She d: 7 Mar 1938 at York Bay, Wellington aged 45Y

She left Sydney, Australia and arr. 13 Apr 1914 in London, England

She  mar: 1918 James Edgar John Bannister He was b: 29 Jun 1871 in Wellington to parents Robert Elijah BANNISTER b: 1829 in UK
Mother: Sarah MARTIN b: 1835 in UK and d: 2 MAR 1946 in  Wellington

Son James was a scholar of note - in Aug 1885 at Wanganui Collegiate aged 14 years: (A ) CLASS A. Bannister, James E. J.,  763 marks, 80.3 per cent.

16 May 1936 PASSENGER FOR SYDNEY Ship Monawai:Mrs J E J Bannister

1 May 1937 - Dorothy was injured when she fell from a bank onto boulders on the riverbed below, while on a lone walk while on a visit to relatives at York Bay. She was not found for 30 hours and was stretchered out and taken by ambulance to Wellinton to hospital for an operation. 

 James and Dorothy had 3 children: 

1. Richmond Grey Bannister (b: 28 Feb 1920 d: 24 SEP 2002) mar: 1950 to Diana D'oyley (b: 24 Nov 1925  in Fielding, Manawatu; she d: 1971) They have 2 sons

2. Martin Hursthouse Bannister b: 20 Apr 1922 d: 12 May 2010 mar:  Peggy Patience Burnett Their 2 daughters are:

a Dorothy Margot Bannister mar: Steven Jeffrey Goodwin,

Their children are  Ellen Jessie and  Kristopher Martin Goodwin

b Eva Jane Bannister

3. Shirley May Anne Bannister b: 1925; d: 27 Sep 1937 at Wanganui