Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitano Petričević

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Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitano Petričević

Birthplace: Podgora, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia
Death: Died in Ahipara, Far North District, Northland, Novi Zeland
Place of Burial: Ahipara, Far North District, Northland, Novi Zeland
Immediate Family:

Son of Cvitan Florenzo Petričević and Mande Petričević (Jelaš)
Husband of Makereta Hare Petricevich and Waitai "Tai" Petricevich (Toetoe)
Father of Walter "Sonny" Petricevich; Mandoline Murray; Mati Petricevich; Lawrence Petricevich; Jean Wilson (Petricevich) and 7 others
Brother of Mare Petričević; Mate Petricevich (Petričević); Jure Petričević and Marija Petričević

Occupation: Gumdigger
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About Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitano Petričević

ref: Tarara by Senka Božić'Vrbančić, p108, quote from dtr Dame Mira Szaszy. re: Intermarriages In 1903, My father, along with the others arrived in Auckland, travelled on to Mangonui and joined the gumdiggers at Lake Ohia. The little information he imparted about those early days was that they landed without food, or idea where or how they would be housed. However, the maori took them in, feeding and housing them until they learnt how to build raupo huts. He married Makareta Raharuhi, from the Ngati Kuri tribe, learnt her language and produced 8 children. After my mother died, he married another maori woman and had two sons to her. He also learnt to speak english, as this was required to conduct business. As a Croatian, Lovre found himself in the middle of a hierarcical scale. He was paid more than a maori gumdigger but less than the British. Refer to" From Distant Villages" by Stephen Jelicich pp275 and 276. For an additional life story. He became a respected elder in the community (Kaumatua) He was buried in Ahipara Marae, a signal of honour for a European.

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Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitano Petričević's Timeline

August 10, 1886
Podgora, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia
Age 24
March 12, 1912
Age 25
Ngatuwhete, Northland, New Zealand
October 6, 1913
Age 27
New Zealand
October 25, 1914
Age 28
Ngataki, Far North District, Northland, Novi Zeland
February 11, 1916
Age 29
Northland, New Zealand
July 2, 1917
Age 30
Northland, New Zealand
September 4, 1918
Age 32
August 6, 1921
Age 34
Te Tiriki, Northland, New Zealand