Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitanov Petričevich

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Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitanov Petričevich (Petričević)

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Podgora, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia
Death: September 13, 1976 (89)
Ahipara, Far North District, Northland, Novi Zeland
Place of Burial: Ahipara, Far North District, Northland, Novi Zeland
Immediate Family:

Son of Cvitan Petričević and Mande Petričević
Husband of Waitai "Tai" Petricevich and Makereta Hare Petricevich
Father of Private User; Simon Petricevich; Marie Petricevich; Walter "Sonny" Petricevich; Mandoline Murray and 7 others
Brother of Mare Petričević; Mate Petricevich; Jure Petričević; Marija Petričević and Matija Petričević

Occupation: Gumdigger
Managed by: Private User
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About Lovre "Lawrence" Cvitanov Petričevich

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" Cvitanov Petričevich's Timeline

August 6, 1887
Podgora, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia
March 12, 1912
Age 24
Ngatuwhete, Northland, New Zealand
October 6, 1913
Age 26
New Zealand
October 25, 1914
Age 27
Ngataki, Far North District, Northland, Novi Zeland
February 11, 1916
Age 28
Northland, New Zealand
July 2, 1917
Age 29
Northland, New Zealand
September 4, 1918
Age 31
August 6, 1921
Age 34
Te Tiriki, Northland, New Zealand