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Henry A Burling on his 110th birthday, 1911

Reference Number: 1/2-150361-F

Henry A Burling on his 110th birthday, circa 1911. Taken by an unidentified photographer.

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1 image, related to Henry Burling, Chris Whitcombe Maclean and Centenarians.

Part of:
Maclean, Chris :Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-8268 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Oval image, verticalSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920. Burling, Henry(PFP-014192)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Below original image: H A Burling taken on his 110th birthday; Verso of original print: Henry Burling who once carried mails from Wgtn. to Wanganui & back, travelling on foot along the beach. He lived at a place called Burlings which was later named Featherston. Was overseer over the gang which cut the track over the Rimutaka hill. Recalled the soldiers returning from the Battle of Waterloo [1815] & remembered vividly the funeral of Queen Caroline [1821]. Was known as the `Father of Featherston'. In later years lived with his son Len on The Heights', 3 miles north of Waikanae. A son, George, lived in the Mangoane Valley, Reikorangi. Of a retiring disposition he preferred the quiet country life. Was a friend of the Maori & spoke their language. Born 1801, died Waikanae 1911.

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