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.
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  & remembered vividly the funeral of Queen Caroline . 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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