1. ROSE GEBBIE PELVIN born 09 Jun 1887, Glenavy, South Canterbury. Rose started school at Tawai in Nov 1893 (her birthdate was recorded as 04 Jun 1886)and left school after Std 6. She played the Church Organ but sadly she died 07 Dec 1918, due to the flu epidemic; burial on 09 Dec 1918, Waimate Old Cemetery Plot 236RO

2. ISABELLA PELVIN - Bella was born 11 Sep 1888 in Glenavy, South Canterbury. In November 1893, she was admitted as a new entrant to the Tawai school and in 12 Nov 1900 she next attended the Waimataitai school; parent/guardian PELVIN R; Address - St John's Wood, Avenue Rd;

Bella married WILLIAM LEONARD MAXWELL MILNER, on 04 Sep 1912. He was the son of SAMUEL MILNER, a farmer and JANE MURRAY. He was born 1881 in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and the family immigrated to New Zealand in 1910.

The Register of the Waitaki, later Morven, Presbyterian Parish of Waihao reads: William Milner age 31, Bachelor, Attendant at a Mental Hospital, residence present Glenavy, Usual Christchurch to Isabella age 23, Spinster; Nurse Mental Hospital; Residence present Glenavy; Usual Christchurch; Witnesses George Andrew Pelvin, Farmer, Tawai and Elizabeth Ann Pelvin, domestic duties, Tawai. Married at the residence of Richard Charles Pelvin, Glenavy by Rev Robert Dickie

William died Thursday, 24 October 1935 aged 56 years and was buried Friday, 25 October 1935. His occupation stated as Gardener. He had been 25 years in New Zealand and at the time of death their home was at 38 Mather Road, Hallswell, ChCh. Bella died 02 Dec 1943 aged 53 years and her burial took place on 04 Dec 1943. Bella and William are buried at the Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch.The headstone at Sydenham Cemetery; Area 3, Row R, reads: "William Leonard Milner 1878 - 1935, Isabella 1889 - 1943"


i. JEAN GEDDES MILNER was born 22 Dec 1912 at Christchurch, and died 27 Apr 1997 aged 84 years in Christchurch. She married ARTHUR LESLEY CHAMBERS in 1942. Arthur was born 05 Jan 1912 and was a Fitter & Turner. He died 2 September 1978 aged 66 years. Both Jean and Arthur are buried at Sydenham Cemetery

ii. MAXWELL MILNER was born 1914 in Avonside, Christchurch, and died 1980 in Avonside, Christchurch. On 15 September 1945 he married NANCY MARY NEAVE at Avonside, Christchurch. She was the daughter of Francis Digby Neave, a sheepfarmer and Ethelberta Washbourne and was born at Christchurch. Their 2 children are daughter JUDITH ADRIANNE and son BRUCE MILNER, married with two married daughters in America.

iii. IDA PROFFIT MILNER, b. 1917, Avonside, Christchurch; married ALEXANDER THOMPSON BLUE in 1941.

iv.HEATHER BELL MILNER, b. 1918, Avonside, Christchurch.

v. JESSIE PELVIN MILNER was born 1922 in Avonside, Christchurch, and died 25 Jul 2001 in Christchurch,(Funeral Notice: 2.30 pm Thursday 27 Jul 2001 at Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairaket Rd, Chrstchurch (Lamb and Hayward) In 1944 Jessie married ALAN FRANK CURGENVEN. He was born Mar 1916 in Wellington to parents Frank Leslie (Richard) CURGENVEN and Alice May (Dolly) MARSH.
and died Mar 1996 in Christchurch. Alan and Jessie had four Children:

(a) Sandra Margaret CURGENVEN married to Warwick DONNELLY and have 3 children born at Napier: i. Meredith Lesley Alice who with Paul Seaman have a daughter Millie Anne Seaman; ii. Monique Jessica Cecile and iii. Andrew Warwick Graham DONNELLY.

(b) Denise CURGENVEN, Spouse: Phillip MINEHAN with a son Martin Alan MINEHAM

(c) Julie CURGENVEN, Spouse: Geoffrey Charles BERRY – son is Alexander Phillip BERRY

(d) Wayne CURGENVEN was born on 23 Dec 1948 in Christchurch, New Zealand and died at birth.

vi Alison Winifred Milner Born at Avonside, Christchurch

3. JESSIE PELVIN was born 31 Dec 1889 in Glenavy, and died 20 Jul 1980 in Alfriston, Manurewa, Auckland.
JESSIE attended Tawai school starting 1 Jan 1895; leaving for home after Std 6

1904 Otago Witness, 3 February 1904; NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS. EXAMINATION RESULTS, WELLINGTON, January 28. The following candidates have qualified for national scholarships, the marks gained by each being appended: South Canterbury. — Isabella Iverach 539, Jessie Pelvin 473, Mary Mills 466, Gertrude Neober 461.

1910 Evening Post, 21 February 1910; TEACHERS' PASSES.CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS.Jessie Pelvin, Christchurch Teachers Training College – Primary

1910, School teacher - Pleasant Point School

Jessie married LINDSAY HALL JEFFERIS son of BENJAMIN JEFFERIS and CATHERINE LINDSAY on 11 Feb 1914 at the home of Richard Charles Pelvin, Glenavy. He was born 12 Sep 1883, and died 02 Oct 1962 in Alfriston, Manurewa, Auckland.
Marriage entry Waihao, later Morven Presbyterian Parish Register: Lindsay Batchelor, age 30, born Balclutha, farmer; Jessie spinster aged 24 born Glenavy, schoolteacher. Witnesses to the marriage by the Rev Robert Dickie were Horton Henry Hitchon of Milton, Engineer and Rose Gebbie Pelvin (domestic duties) Glenavy

1921 Jessie JEFFERIS - Date 1921; Place Oromahoe; Occupation Native School Teacher; Source NZ Gazette 1921; Page 1820;
Lindsay and Jessie lived at Manurewa from 1930's until death and are buried at Christ Church, Manuewa, South Auckland

LINDSAY HALL JEFFERIS: 1914, Occupation Farmer, Address Keri Keri, Bay of Islands; WW1 - Category 2nd Reserves;
1918 - JEFFERIS Lindsay Hall; Place Kerikeri; Occupation Farmer; Source NZ Gazette 1918;  Record Type Military Call Up


i. RICHARD GEORGE HALL JEFFERIS was born 03 May 1916 in Bay of Islands, Northland, and died 27 Jul 1991 in Auckland.He was a retired Freezing Worker. Burial: RSA Section Papakura Cemetery, South Auckland. He married FLORENCE MARY MARKHAM 1954. She was born 07 Nov 1920 in Drury, Papkura, and died 27 Aug 1967 in Manurewa and is buried at Papakura, Auckland
Children of RICHARD JEFFERIS and FLORENCE MARKHAM born at Otahuhu are:


ii. CATHERINE LINDSAY (RENEE) JEFFERIS was born in Whangarei, Northland. She married GEORGE LEONARD MARQUAND 1947 who was born 23 Aug 1918 in Hamilton, Waikato and was a Company Manager at Hamilton where he died 14 Jun 1967 and is buried at Hamilton Park Cemetery The Marquand children are:

i.RICHARD GEORGE MARQUAND, b. Hamilton, Waikato who married (1) MARGARET JOY SALISBURY and married (2) JOANNE ELIZABETH EDWARDS and Joanne and Richard's 2 daughters JAYNE ELIZABETH and KELLY ANNE CATHERINE were born in Cromwell

ii. ANNE MARQUAND, b. Hamilton, Waikato married to ANDREW CAMPUS who was born in Sardinia, Italy. Their two daughters are GAVINA MELODY CAMPUS, b. Hamilton and GEORGINA MARY CAMPUS, b. Wellington

ii. LOUIS CARLYLE JEFFERIS, born July 1st 1923 at Russell, Northland and passed away 14 Jun 2009 at Auckland. Louis married JOCELYN (JOY) ADAMS who was born at Gisborne, Poverty Bay.

i. LYNETTE JOY (LYN) JEFFERIS, b. Manurewa, Auckland married JOHANNES WESSEL (JOHN) DRENT. Their family are: LINCOLN JOHN b. Paeroa, Waikato and ALEXANDRA LYNEETTE DRENT, b.Waihi, Bay of Plenty.

ii. RAYMOND LOUIS JEFFERIS, b. Otahuhu, Auckland. He married MARIE LYNETTE HILL. Their three children: MATHEW LOUIS b. Kawakawa,Northland; JAMES HILTON b. Papakura, Auckland and RACHAEL SARAH JEFFERIS, b. Kerikeri, Northland.


iv. IAN JAMES JEFFERIS, b. Papakura, Auckland.

iv. EUGENE WILLS JEFFERIS was born in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and married to JOYCE MARION CLINCH. Children of EUGENE JEFFERIS and JOYCE CLINCH are:

i. MICHAEL WILLIAM JEFFERIS, b. Manurewa, Auckland.

4. GEORGE ANDREW PELVIN, born 07 Apr 1891, Redcliff, Waimate and attended the Taiwai School starting 13 Apr 1896 and left after Std 5.George enlisted WW1 on 17 January 1916 , his Rank as Private with the Machine Gun Battalion, No 13638 and gave his occupation as engine driver and religion as Presbyterian. His training was undertaken at Trentham and Featherston and embarked on the 27 May 1916 from Wellington for England and saw action with the Machine Gunners in France.

Private Pelvin was wounded and taken to hospital in England where he died of heart failure following an operation at Walton-on-Thames Hospital on Monday 26 Nov. 1917. After his death, his medals were sent to his parents from England  and issued as follows: British War Medal on 9 November 1921; Victory Medal on 20 September 1922; Scroll on 24 June 1921 and Plaque on 15 Feb. 1922.

George Andrew Pelvin is buried at Brookside Cemetery which is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district.

In Memory of

13638, who died age 26
on Monday 26 November 1917.

Private PELVIN,
Son of Richard Charles and Jessie Pelvin,
of Glenavy, South Canterbury, New Zealand.

Remembered with honour

5. CHARLES PELVIN b. 27 Feb 1892 the eldest of twins; d. 13 Aug 1975, Loburn, Rangiora. CHARLES enrolled at the Tawai School on 28 Oct 1897; home address Waitaki. He left after Std 3 for home doing farm work. He was a great dance band pianist before and after World War 1 and a very clever man with machinery, especially motor engines, bikes and cars.
His military call-up came in 1917, place given as Glenavy; Occupation Farmer. He never married and in 1936 joined his brother William on “Sunkist Orchard” at Loburn .

Apples Have Meant Cider and Contentment

(Report by Vicky Duncan for a ChCh paper)

When a North Island couple bought a Lowburn orchard, they found they had also acquired an old identity of the district, Charlie Pelvin, 82.
He has been associated with the district and the Sunkist Orchard in the North Lowburn since the 1830's. In that time he has got to know apples fairly well.
Mr Pelvin has seen Sunkist Orchard change hands twice. He went there in 1936 to help his twin brother William, who took the orchard over from his father-in-law Mr J E Middlebrook.
The next owner sold the orchard to Mr and Mrs Dick Woodward, who have it now. But Charlie Pelvin is a permanent fixture. "It's a nice place up here" he says. "The people are friendly and an orchardist's life is one you don't get tired of." Mr and Mrs Woodward are grateful to Mr Pelvin for passing on his store of knowledge about apples. But one aspect of fruit growing which he has not had occasion to pass on involved a great deal of his time in his early days at Lowburn - cider making.
Although he has not made cider for more than 25 years, Mr Pelvin says people passing through, still come up to the orchard asking for a bottle.

In the 1930's, there was not much local demand for apples, and most of those grown at Lowburn were exported. Becase of the high quality required of export apples, there was a lot of waste fruit which was just right for making into cider. There was no secret in making good cider, according to Mr Pelvin. But he said his "snake juice" had to be 18% alcohol or it would not keep. The apple juice was squeezed out of bags and put into barrels, then 4 lb of sugar was added to a gallon of juice. The amount had to be precise or the cider turned into vinegar. "Once we did not have enough sugar in a batch and had to tip it out. We poured it out along a long line of weeping willows and they died with the potency of the stuff." From the tree stump he was sitting on, Mr Pelvin waved his hand across the road where the trees had been, and pointed to the one weeping willow that survived.
Rokewood apples were used for cider. When all the orchard rejects were used up, Mr Pelvin and his brother used to buy flat cases of apples for 1/6d and 1/9d. To make the 80 - 90 barrels of cider a year required about 1000 cases of apples.
The cider was bottled from the barrels, cased and brought to Christchurch for distribution. "We used to go to town 2 or 3 times a week, delivering anywhere around Christchurch" Mr Pelvin recalls. "On a Sunday, cars would be lined up and down the road waiting for the cider which was sold at 1/9d a bottle when they first started in 1932 and by the time they gave up in 1946, it was 2/6d.

Maturing time for the cider was nine months and by all accounts it was a refreshing drink. A writer in 1932 described it as "a satisfactory substitute for Olympian nectar on a hot day with a dusty road behind and another ahead."
The shed housing the cider press was of clay and straw brick which kept the temperatures down and the cider cool. The shed is still used by the Woodwards. "We ask him things about the orchard - he's a great help like that. He keeps an eye on things when we are away." said Mrs Woodward. Mechanically minded, Mr Pelvin always helps any neighbours with any car problems.

Mrs A Watson, of a nearby orchard, says Mr Pelvin always keeps up with what the young folk are doing, and does not miss a thing. He has his little quirkes but these only endear him to his Lowburn friends. "Sometimes he will just lie down in the orchard or by the roadside and go to sleep. They say he slept in a chair for a year until someone gave him a bed," said Mrs Watson. When he is not talking to friends, or keeping up with the young ones, Mr Pelvin still finds time to help out in the orchard, but cider these days is out of the question. "Apples and sugar are too dear now" he says.

6. WILLIAM PELVIN, youngest of twins; b. 27 Feb 1892, Glenavy; d. 1965, Loburn; married NATALIE STELLA MIDDLEBROOK on 1st Aug 1917 at the Registrars Office, Christchurch. Witnesses were Elizabeth Ann Pelvin of 7 Bath St, Christchurch, machinist, and Jinnie McAuliffe, 304 Hereford St, Chirtchurch, married. They had no family. Natalie was born 1892 at Kimberley, South Africa , the daughter of John Ernest and Florence Beatrice (nee Coldecott) Middlebrook, and she died on 4th Oct 1977 at the Jubilee Home, Woolston, Christchurch and was buried 6th October at Rangiora.
William with twin brother Charles were enrolled at Tawai school on 28th Oct 1897; On completion Std 4, William left for Waimate District High School. 1917 he was working on his father’s farm and on the electoral 1922 he is a farmer of Taiwai, Glenavy, Waitaki and in 1936, he took over the orchard from his father-in-law Mr J E Middlesbrook (In archives is a
photo of a Cohorn mortar with a line of unidentified men (possibly Boer Republic fighters) behind it, near Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa taken between 1899 and 1902 by J E Middlebrook of Durban - 1907 the family was in Nelson) Natalie’s father also wrote a book on the "Uth African Aborigines" which was published in Durban Kimberley

7. JOHN (JACK) GEDDES PELVIN was born 10 Sep 1893 in Waitaki North, South Canterbury. School Tawai - Admission Date 28 Nov 1898;  Birthdate recorded as 11 Sep 1893; left for Farm Work after Std 5
He married LOUISA WARD in 08 Jun 1918 in Broken Hill, NSW. She was born 1898 in Adelaide, Sth Australia, and died 1967 in Broken Hill, NSW.

They returned to New Zealand when his son was 6 weeks old (1919) stayed three years (1922 - Electorate Waitaki; John Geddes, Glenavy, labourer) before returning to Broken Hill in 1922 where he was always known as "Big Jack".

JACK died 1946 in Broken Hill, NSW Australia. Their two sons were:

i. RICHARD JOHN (JACK) PELVIN who was born 04 Apr 1919 in Broken Hill, NSW Australia, and died 18 Mar 1980 in Melbourne, Victoria. He married MYRA ELAINE KEILY – their children are:

(a) RICHARD HAROLD (RIC) PELVIN married to JANE FLORENCE WILSON. Curator of Official Records at the Australian War Memorial and is now an independent military researcher and has published a number of articles, papers and books on military, naval and aviation history. They have 3 children - ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH, RICHARD WILLIAM and CATHERINE JILLIAN PELVIN

(b) JILLIAN PELVIN m. GARY BITMEAD. Marriage dissolved

ii. HAROLD JAMES PELVIN, b. 11 Jun 1920, Waimate; d. 11 Jan 1987, Broken Hill,NSW. Never married

8. ELIZABETH ANNIE (NAN) PELVIN was born 08 Aug 1896 in Glenavy, In 1917 she was a machinist living 7 Bath St., ChristChurch. She married WILLIAM DONALDSON BRUNSDEN 12 Jul 1922 in St Davids Church, Sydenham, son of WILLIAM BRUNSDEN and ELIZABETH ALLISON. Witnesses to marriage Charles Bourke, storekeeper, Lincoln; and Irene Pelvin, Tawai, Glenavy; minister J D Webster. William was born 1889 in Avonside, Christchurch, and died 1956.

School Records - PELVIN Anne; School Tawai; Admission Date 4 Nov 1901; Parent / Guardian Mr Charles Pelvin; Address Waitaki;
In 1917 in the NZ Gazette Entries; Name BRUNSDEN William Donaldson; Place Sydenham; Occupation Ironmonger; Source NZ Gazette 1917; Page 562; Record Type Military Call Up

The Lauriston store and post office had originally opened in March 1880 and James Den whose farm adjoined was appointed Postmaster. William Brunsden succeeded a Mr Smith in Aug 1922. Mail was dispatched at 7.17 am with an extra mail at 7.20 pm daily plus on two days a week at 10.30 am. Salary £25. In February 1925 the Health Department placed the Postmaster and his family in isolation because of the outbreak of Poliomyelitus

1925 - Ashburton Guardian 17/2/1925
The Paralysis Epidemic,Case from Lauriston
A fourth case of suspected infantile paralysis was admitted to the Ashburton County Hospital at 6.30 pm last evening from Lauriston. The patient was a boy 19 months old. The symptoms in the case were very much akin to those of the 1916 and 1921 epidemics and the chances were all for it being a positive case. A number of friends from Christchurch had visited the child's parents lately, though the visitors did not live within a mile of the residence of any of the Christchurch patients. The child became ill yesterday and muscular weakness in the left arm was noticed.

1925 - Ashburton Guardian 18/2/1925
Of the three cases in isolation at the Ashburton County Hospital one has been declared positive. It is the 19 month boy admitted on Monday evening from Lauriston, and the Hospital aurthorities reported at noon today that the child is seriously ill. This is the first actual case of infantile paralysis in the County.

1925 Ashburton Guardian 19/2/1925
The Hospital authorities reported this afternoon that the child mentioned on the seriously ill list yesterday shows an improvement today.

We find the Brunsdens playing an active role in the community - 13 June 1929: W Brunsden elected to Lauriston Soldiers Memorial Hall Comittee previous meeting held in Mr Brunsden's shop, and in the years 1929 - 30; 1932 -36 - W D Brunsden is president of the Laureston Cricket club and  W D Brunsden elected to School Committee 1st June 1931 and 22 in July Mrs W D Brunsden elected to the committee of the Country Women's Institute.

Memories - Doug Fyfe reminescing on school days at Laureston 1920's 1930's remembers "Mr Brunsden donating a tin of boiled sweets for the annual school picnic. A real treat in those days. The Brunsdens owned one of the first radios in the district - a colonel Model Majestic."

The Lauriston Store was sold by Bill (snr) in 1936 and the family moved to Australia for young Bill to get polio treatment from Sister Kenny and a farewell Social was held - this report in the Ashburton Guardian Newspaper 26/4/1937. The Lauriston Hall was filled to capacity on Thursday evening on the occasion of a farewell social tendered to Mr and Mrs W D Brunsden and their son Billy. The evening was devoted to dancing, the music being supplied by Cook's orchestra (Lydhurst) with extras by Mr S Drew and Mr J Cretney.The duties of Masters of Ceremonies were performed by Messrs R F Letham and H Farquhar.
The guests of the evening were Mr and Mrs Wm Bunsden and Billy, Mr and Mrs S G Ayling (Christchurch) Miss Ada Milner, Mr Max Milner and Mr Guy Gasson. On arrival at the hall the guests were welcomed by the hostesses (Mesdames J Jacobs, J A Mackie and C A Fyfe) and were accorded musical honours. Mrs Fyfe presented Mrs Brunsden with a pretty posy. The Chairman (Mr. C A Fyfe) expressed the regret of all at the departure from the district of such fine citizens as Mr and Mrs Brunsden.
On behalf of their many friends in the Lauriston, Barhill and surrounding districts, Mrs Fyfe presented Mr and Mrs Brunsden with a handsome silver tea service and oak tray, suitably inscribed. He presented Billy with a leather suitcase and in doing so, expressed the good wishes of all those present. There were other speakers .....

(The next polio threat, New Zealand schools did not open until March in 1948.School closed in October 1947 and re opened April 1948. Correspondence Lessons were sent to the pupils' homes for the month of February.) Research by Julie Rush

Nan and William's son, WILLIAM (BILL) BRUNSDEN was born 9th July 1923 at Avonside, Christchurch and passed away 14th October 2010. He graduated as Batchelor of Law and became a Sydney solicitor, and married CLARICE MARGARET ROWSELL - their son is Victor Brunsden.

9. ELLEN PELVIN, b. 15 Jan 1898, Waitaki North; Elder of twins d. 16 Jan 1898, Waimate. Burial: 18 January at Waimate Old Cemetery; Plot 235 Burial records state “Lived one day”

10. MARGARET PELVIN, b. 15 Jan 1898, Waitaki North; Younger of twins, Stillborn, d. 15 Jan 1898, Waimate. Burial 18 January

11. CLARENCE CECIL PELVIN, b. 27 Jul 1901, Waitaki North; d. 03 Jul 1908, Waimate. Burial: Waimate Old Cemetery; Plot 236; Religion: Presbyterian
School Records (APWs) - Name PELVIN Clarence; School Tawai; Register Number 160; Admission Date 3 Jul 1906; Parent / Guardian Mr Charles Pelvin; Address Waitaki; Deceased

Oamaru - Several sons of Mr Charles Pelvin, farmer at Redcliff, were working in a gravel pit yesterday when the sides fell in, covering one of the workers to the waist and entirely burying a smaller brother,aged 6 years. When the child was uncovered it was found that he had been suffocated and his life was extinct.

12. IRENE (RENE) PELVIN was b: 04 Aug 1903 in Glenavy, Waitaki North, Bapt: 10 Jul 1904, Waitaki, Pesbyterian Parish of Waihao and d: 1970 in Otahuhu, Auckland.
1908 - School Records - Name PELVIN Irene; School Tawai: admission Date 1 Sep 1908; Parent - Mr Charles Pelvin; Address Waitaki;
1918 - School Records - PELVIN Irene; School Tawai; Admission Date 11 Feb 1918

In 1925 Rene mar: DAVID HERALD in Oamaru where he was b: in 1895 - he d: Dec 1960 in Otahuhu, Auckland.
WW1 6/680 Private David Herald; Main Body Canterbury Infantry Battalion; single, C% W Mills, Fernside Otago, Father David Herald, Farmer, Hildethorpe, Oamaru

IRENE and DAVID's daughter is:

IRENE GEORGINA HERALD who was born in Oamaru, North Otago where she married NORMAN KITCHENER MCKENNA who was born in Morrinsville. Their family are MAUREEN and David MCKENNA.

13. LINDA LILIAN PELVIN b. 10 Dec 1906, Waitaki North; d. 1972, Christchurch; Baptism: 25 Feb 1931, Waitaki Presbyterian Church, Waihao
PELVIN Linda Lillian; School Tawai; Admission Date 6 Dec 1910; Parent / Guardian Mr Charles Pelvin; Address Tawai;

Linda mar: (1) REGINALD PORTIOUS HAMILTON, 18 Jun 1941, Registrars Office, Christchurch; b. 1906, Southbridge, Canterbury; (this marriage was dissolved 14 Feb 1949 Christchurch)

Linda mar: (2) FREDERICK CHARLES CLARK in 1961; he d. 1966, Deborah, North Otago. Occ: 1941 Farmer Coalgate

14. NORMAN PELVIN was b: 08 Aug 1909 in Glenavy, Waitaki North, Bapt: 25 Feb 1931, Waitaki Presbyterian Church, Waihao and d: 11 Jun 1985 in Devonport, Auckland.
Norman went to Tawai School 6 Sept 1918 and after his last day on 20 Dec 1922, he enrolled at Waimate District High School

He mar: RITA THELMA UNSWORTH 06 Feb 1937 in Lower Waitaki. She was b: 15 Oct 1910 in 8 Herbert Street, Wellington, the daughter of HENRY UNSWORTH and MARTHA LARGE and d: 1990 in Devonport, Auckland. Their three children are:

(1) NGAIRE JEANETTE born Christchurch She mar: (1) ROGER WILLIAM RALPH HOLLIS ? their children

i. LLOYD ROGER HOLLIS, b. Ashburton; m. CHRISTINE ANN MCLEAN; b. Hamilton , Waikato.

ii. CHRISTOPHER MARK HOLLIS b. Ashburton mar: JOCELYN WENDY DOAK. They have two children b: in Christchurch - ZACHARY WILLIAM and SAMUEL C HOLLIS

iii. MALCOLM HOLLIS was b: at Ashburton and mar: to NIKKI. Sons are MONTEGUE JOHN and EDMUND HOLLIS

             Ngaire mar: (2) GRAHAM LLEWELLYN WATSON

(2) ELAINE JOY PELVIN b: Masterton, Wairarapa. She mar: BRUCE WILLIAM COCKERTON in Takapuna, Auckland. He was b: in Hawera, Taranaki . Their children:

i. JO-ANNE COCKERTON was b: in Takapuna, Auckland married to LAWRENCE ANDREW at Napier where he was born.


ii Brian Matthew Cockerton Born: Takapuna, Auckland He mar: at Birkenhead to Deborah-Lee Beddow ( her parents: Wayne Beddow and mother Beverley Bailey)

(3) Trevor James Pelvin b: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty mar: in Takapuna, Auckland to Lynley Felts b: Devonport, Auckland

Their 3 sons: Robert Edward; Jonathon Norman and Andrew Michael Pelvin