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Alice Bouverie Brockelbank (May)

Birthplace: Born at Sea
Death: Died in Petone, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James May and Caroline May
Wife of Christopher Parker Brockelbank
Mother of Lilian May McIlraith; Frederick James Brockelbank; Ella Florence Brunton; Hazel Alice Tregear and Jean Caroline Brockelbank
Sister of Ada Hargreaves; Caroline May; Florence May; Lilian Hannah May; Jem May and 4 others
Half sister of William James May; Sarah Ann May; Henry Thomas May; Richard Bigland May; Mary Elizabeth May and 1 other

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October 18, 1873
Wellington, New Zealand

Ship:997 Tons
Surgeon Superintendent:Dr Jackson
Sailed London 11 July 1873 - arrived Wellington 18th October 1873

The official inspection of the passengers by the E.T. Bouverie and the arrangements on board the ship for their accommodation proved highly satisfactory. Excepting in the case of the Douglas, which vessel offers special facilities for the carriage of passengers on account of her roominess, the Bouverie is the most creditable ship which has yet brought any large number of immigrants to these shores. Her arrangements were perfect to the minutest detail, and it is some satisfaction to note that the passengers, as a whole, are, undeniably, the most superior shipment that has ever been landed in New Zealand. Added to the fact that there was no sickness on board the vessel, it is a pleasing circumstance that there was a complete absence of complaint of any kind amongst the passengers. The excellent management of the arrangements on board the vessel reflects the very greatest credit upon the tact of Captain Stevens and the medical officer of the ship. The passengers will be landed to-day.

We have another instance here in Wellington,: to-day about a hundred of the passengers by the E. P. Bouverie, consigned to Wellington, are to be sent to Napier, for the reason that the demand at the latter place is greater than here, in consequence of the Bouverie having followed so closely on the heels of the Douglas some of the passengers of which ship still remain undisposed of in the Immigration Barracks* Other vessels are on the way out, and it is looming that unless much more active measures are taken for the employment of the uew population in the districts where they arrive the Government will have to incur large additional expense in transferring the immigrants to places where they can be employed. We do not pretend for a moment to assume that there is not abundance of employment for suitable immigrants in the Colony on the contrary, there is room for all the Agent- General can send out but we cannot avoid thinking that there is occasion for the exercise of greater judgment in tht; regulation of the shipments to the various ports. It is not a satisfactory state of things that whilst some Provinces are loudly crying out for labor, it should be found necessary in other cases to tranship immigrants from the port to which tney were originally consignpd. We do not know what is the reason for th<i transference of twothirds of the Bouverie's immigrants to Napier, for we have been informed that j many of them could have at once got employment here; but it is evident that a very careful and systematic plan of sending out immigrants to the various provinces in proportion to the demand for labor, and the facilities afforded lor settling them upon the soil, must be adopted, or else we shall find ourselves in considerable difficulty. There is no doubt whatever of the ability of the colony to absorb as many people as the Agent-General can send oat, but there must be some care and discretion exer'dsed in regulating the number and intervals. To flood the colony all at once with thousands of people would not accomplish the end the Government and the Colony have in view that is, a steady flow of well-selected immigrants carefully apportioned according to the requirements of the various provinces.

(Wellington Independent, 21 October 1873)

October 19, 1873
Born at Sea

name May
gender Female
baptism/christening place England
birth date 19 Oct 1873
birthplace Merchant Marine, at Sea, Great Britain
father's name James May
mother's name Caroline
indexing project (batch) number C01403-7
system origin Great Britain-EASy and VR
source film number 1419470

December 30, 1890
Age 17
Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1890/1316

Age 17
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1891/16578

Age 24
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1898/4930

Age 26
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1900/157

May 20, 1907
Age 33
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1907/9299

Age 37
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1911/22031

April 19, 1933
Age 59
Petone, New Zealand

PETONE CENTRAL SCHOOL'S JUBILEE.—At top, pupils who attended the Petone Central School when it was opened fifty years ago. The teacher is Miss Gertrude Stevens. Below, the committee of past pupils which organised the jubilee celebrations held during the Easter holidays.
Back row, from left, Mr. E. S. Neill, Mr, L. R. Pointon, Miss N. Duncan, Mr. F. Newson, Mrs. R. Wilkins, Mr. J. Ash, Mr. H. E. Haggett. Middle row, Mr. H. Turner, treasurer, Mrs. T. J. Taylor, Miss M. Duncan, Mrs. B. Heron, Mrs. J.Johnstone Miss J. S. Gardiner, Mrs. T. Bentley, Mr P. Cairns. Seated, Mrs. C. P. .Brockelbank, Mr. R. H.Emllick, secretary, Mr. J.C. Bums, M.A., chairman, Mr. L. N. Boyd, assistant secretary, Mrs. E. Boyd.
(Evening Post, 19 April 1933). Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

December 30, 1940
Age 67
Petone, New Zealand

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Brockelbank are today celebrating their golden wedding with their daughter, Mrs. E. Brunton, Hastings. Mr. Brockelbank was born in Lincolnshire, England, and arrived in Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of two years. He.spent his youth in Canterbury and came to Petone in 1889, where he has taken a keen interest in local affairs, being Acting Mayor during the absence of Mr. J. W. Mc- Ewan in England.

Mrs. Brockelbank '(nee May) was born on the ship Bouverie in 1873 and has lived in Petone all her life.
They have five children living, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

(Evening Post, 20 December 1940)