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Mate Frank Frankovich

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Death: December 30, 2003 (87)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Ivan Perić Franković and Marija Perić Franković
Husband of Charlotte Theresa Frankovich
Father of <private> Frankovich; <private> Frankovich; <private> Frankovich; <private> Frankovich; Nikola George Frankovich and 1 other
Brother of Lucia Frankovich; Neda (May) Frankovich and Zorka Pinculic

Occupation: Fisherman
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About Mate Frank Frankovich

A life story of Mate Frankovich is found in Chapter 89 in Stephen A Jelicich's book From Distant Villages. In 1921, his parents Ivan and Marija and all his family returned to newborn Yugoslavia. Mate returned to NZ in 1930. He became a well known and respected fisherman and contributed to innovating fishing trawlers with other fellow Dalmatian fishermen. In 1934, he began fishing with Fabian Yukich. In 1949, he fished for Bill Costello in Tauranga, then Frank Marks (Yurakovich) and Clive Gaelic (Gilich) He worked on the all steel trawler "Sea Ranger" for Sam Mercep and was skipper for three years. In 1948, he married Charlotte and they had 6 children. He continued fishing in the Tauranga area until his retirement.

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Mate Frank Frankovich's Timeline

December 12, 1916
Auckland, New Zealand
Age 36
December 30, 2003
Age 87
Tauranga, New Zealand