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      Bargain hunting on Saturday.
      We brought Home .........
      A huge 53 year old solid brass elephant for $10
      A triple cupid bird bath $20
      A delightful little pixie and a cheeky little gnome for $15 the pair
      A pair of vintage trike planters for $10
      A large fairy garden at an astonishing...... Wait for it........ $5 !!!!!
      Wonderful editions to our backyard area.




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          A different bunch of flowers, the colour to admire
          and eat at the same time. We picked up a couple of bunches of this stunning could herb ... Tarragon. It's flavour is amazing a bit like aniseed.

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              Mum's Mother
              Ethel Hilda Currie (Hilda)

              Ethel Hilda Currie (Broomfield)
              Born: 17 Jul 1904
              Married: 30 Aug
              Died: 30 Aug 1990
              Was born in Whitford to Anna Maria Broomfield (nee Kelly) and James Blake Broomfield.

              The Broomfield family were one of the pioneering families of Whitford dating back to 1840's.

              Broomfield Road in Whitford is named after the family. James Blake's father William operated the ferry service at the end of the road over to Sandspit (Cockle Bay).

              Ethel farmed from her marriage to James Alexander Currie (Ireland) until her 80's on the Currie farm, Whitford Maraetai Road. Whitford landfill now uses the land as runoff.

              Ethel's parents donated the cemetery land to Council.




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                  This is Mum's family on her Mothers side
                  James Blake Broomfield's Mother
                  Elizabeth Stephens Broomfield
                  Birth 1834
                  Launceston, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
                  Death 7 Jun 1925 (aged 90–91)
                  New Zealand
                  Burial
                  All Saints Cemetery
                  Howick, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
                  Plot Plot 21&22 Block 2 Row AA


                  OBITUARY.
                  A PIONEER SETTLER. MRS. E. BROOMFIELD. One of tho pioneers of Auckland, Mrs. Elizabeth Broomfield, died at Mungamungaroa Bay, near Howick, this week, aged 91 years. Born at Launceston, Cornwall, she came with her parents to Auckland in the ship Westminster in 1843, the voyage lasting six months. Mrs. Broomfield has, therefore, been in New Zealand 82 years. During her residence here, Mrs. Broomfield practically saw the whole growth of this city. For 61 years she lived on the farm where her death occurred. In her early days, what is now Queen Street was a swamp through which Ligar Canal found its way to the waterfront. Mr. Richard Congdon Stephens, father of the deceased, lived at first in a raupo whare at Mechanic's Bay. Later he had cows on a dairy farm where the Opera House stands in Wellesley Street. His daughter, Mrs. Broomfield, used to deliver milk at Government House to Sir George Grey. Mrs. Broomfield remembered the time when 250 Maoris landed in Mechanic's Bay with the intention of raiding Auckland. Sir George Grey had paraded all the available troops on the hill where the Supreme Court now stands. A gun boat was brought round to the bay and several buglers were placed at different points in the bush in the Domain. The invaders landed and gave a war dance, whereupon a bugle call was sounded, and this was taken up by the others in the Domain. The Governor, Sir George Grey, gave the Maoris so long to get away. They, thinking the troops had them surrounded, handed a valuable mere to his Excellency and, entering the canoes, paddled away home again. Mrs. Broomfield, then a girl of 17, was an interested witness of the whole affair. When 19 years of age she was married to Mr. William Broomfield, who owned the property at Mungamungaroa Bay. He was an ex-naval man. and ran a trading cutter. Her husband died in 1871. There were twelve children, of whom eight survive. She lived to see 55 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Three grandsons served in the late war, one, Lance Corporal William Bromfield, was killed at Passchendnele. Her surviving children are Messrs. William, Henry and James Broomfield, of Onehunga, Howick and Maraetai respectively, and Mesdames L. H. White, Howick; J. Williams, Onehunga; W. Wallen, Gisborne; J. Bartley, Whangarei; and R. Speer, Howick. A sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Curley, 88 years of age, lives at Silverdale.
                  AUCKLAND STAR, VOLUME LVI, ISSUE 136, 11 JUNE 1925


                  Elizabeth Broomfield, nee Congdon,
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                      James Broom field, Alfred Ray, George Hamilton, Patrick Meagher, the Wiles, Page, and White families in Whitford all made charcoal in turf covered
                      kilns and sold it in big bags in Auckland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

                      Peter Brady, a Howick publican, pegged out a site at the corner of the main road and William Broomfield donated land for a school
                          Martin Kelly picked up gold nuggets, enough to fill a small bag valued at £150 in Te Puru Stream in 1930 but a traveller given a bed for the night at his Te Puru home disappeared with the bag of gold.
                              . Martin Kelly used his bullock team to extract rimu and kahikatea in the Whitford hills until about 1910. Sawmills were established near Cemetery Bridge in Whitford Park Road, at the end of Brownhill Rimu in Wades Road and at the end of Waikopua Road.
                                  HI Mum & Dad here is some info we found long ago:-

                                  Allan Gordon LeRoy Broomfield

                                  Born 1894

                                  Death 1973 age 79
                                  https://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?grave=129111

                                  It seems some family member who says that he was her Great Uncle visits the grave, her name is Tricia? We are members of that website & hopefully you can view all info as well.

                                  Love you have fun

                                  xoxoxo

                                  Janis Sam & Aladdin

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                                      Hi Mum, here is Uncle Allan's Father, James Broomfield
                                      James Blake Broomfield
                                      Birth 1868
                                      Death 5 Nov 1953 (aged 84–85)
                                      Burial
                                      All Saints Cemetery
                                      Howick, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
                                      Plot Plot 10 Block 4 Row G


                                          Here is the Cemetery Records
                                          Record for Allan Gordon Leroy Broomfield
                                          Date of birth

                                          Unknown
                                          Date of death

                                          23 July 1973
                                          Age at death

                                          Unknown
                                          Gender

                                          Male
                                          Region

                                          North
                                          Cemetery name

                                          Warkworth Cemetery
                                          Plot location

                                          Warkworth Cemetery, Public Burial Area, Section 1, Row 1, Plot 117B
                                          Remains type

                                          Body
                                          Date of burial

                                          25 July 1973
                                          And on that page is a map of the graves https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries/Pages/RecordDetails.aspx?recordId=404192610E8724EBD709A5C9BB75FA68

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