|Birthplace:||Oldland, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England|
|Death:||Died in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand|
|Place of Burial:||Terrace End Cemetery, Block 24, Plot 30, Palmerston North, New Zealand|
Son of Moses Tanner and Elizabeth Bush
|Occupation:||Mason and Bricklayer|
|Managed by:||Jason Scott Wills|
Historical records matching Alfred Tanner
About Alfred Tanner
Alfred Tanner was born in 1835, the eldest son of Moses and Elizabeth Tanner, born in Bristol England. On the 20th of November 1855, aboard the Ship "The Queen of The East", Alfred, aged 20, travelled to Melbourne, Australia during the height of the Victorian goldrush. This was a boom time for Australia in which its population nearly tripled, and Alfred's Stonemasonary would have been put to good use building the fast growing city.
Action taken by stonemasons on 21 April 1856 led to the establishment and maintenance of the Eight Hour Day, recognised internationally as a world first.
Alfred married Alice Nethercott in 1860, and soon after emmigrated to New Zealand.
Around 1867 at Dry River, Wairorapa, Alfred and Alice were the licensee of the Lake Ferry Hotel. The family later moved to the Manawatu district were Alfred Tanner bought a farm at Tiakitahuna. Alfred by trade being a builder and stone mason was associated in the building of the Palmerston North Gas works, The Opera House and Public Hospital. Later Alfred bought a larger farm at Kairanga.
Age at Death
Date of Death
Place of Death
Date of Interment
Terrace End Cemetery
Book of Memories
Alfred Tanner's Timeline
March 29, 1835
Avon, Gloucestershire, England
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
November 8, 1867
Dry River, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Palmerston North, Palmerston North City, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
September 24, 1902
Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand