John Henry Dalzell

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About John Henry Dalzell

In 1861 John Dalzell emigrated to New Zealand and is thought to have worked on the Lyttelton tunnel. John later left for Gabriel’s Gully in the Otago gold diggings, and made enough money to “nominate” some other members of his family to the South Island. James Dalzell, a twin of John, arrived at Lyttelton in 1863. On this voyage also, was a James Dalziel from Scotland, his wife and three children, so no wonder there is confusion in later years! Shortly after James’ arrival, John Dalzell purchased land at Glasnevin, and by the end of 1865, James had also purchased in that same area. Being the stubborn old man that he was, when his arm became poisoned he refused to have it amputated and died as a consequence.

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John Henry Dalzell's Timeline

October 28, 1784
September 14, 1841
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
September 14, 1841
Age 19
New Zealand
February 18, 1877
Age 35
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
November 24, 1878
Age 37
Canterbury, New Zealand
September 18, 1884
Age 43
November 18, 1884
Age 43
Christchurch, New Zealand
May 12, 1885
Age 43