Postcard to a father ~ (Not so) Wordless Wednesday

This is the reverse of the postcard of St Mark’s Church, Remuera, Auckland, that I posted some time ago.

Postcard to H.J.F. Florey, date unknown

Postcard to H.J.F. Florey, date unknown

 Mr H J F Florey
c/o K S Williams
Pahihuroa? Station
Taparoa Bay
N Z

Dear Father
Just a few lines
to let you know that we
are all quite well & hope
by this time you will
be better again.  I wrote
to you a good while
ago but the children
don’t go to shool [sic] now so
it never got posted as I can
not get down myself.
I will send again soon.
Wishing you a Happy  & a
Prosperous New Year from
xxxxxx  Nean

Henry John Forrest Florey is my great great grandfather.  I couldn’t work out who “Nean” was – perhaps his daughter Naomi, or maybe a daughter-in-law?  (I felt it was written by a woman, with the reference to children and school.)

In January when I was back in New Zealand, I came across an autograph book that belonged to my great grandmother Naomi, and inside the front cover was written:

Inside front cover, Naomi Myrtle Florey's autograph book, 1913

Inside front cover, Naomi Myrtle Florey's autograph book, 1913

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2 Responses to Postcard to a father ~ (Not so) Wordless Wednesday

  1. Laurian Rangiuia

    Hi, just wondering if you had more info on Pahihuoa Station Taparoa Bay –
    it is a simialar address to one of my whanau -
    just interested

    cheers Laurian
    great web site!!

    • Laurian, thanks for your comments! I’ve tried to find out more about the place, and I *think* it might be called Pakihiroa. This is from checking place names in the area’s electoral rolls. I plan to blog about it sometime soon. :)

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