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Accidental Immigrants

Author: John Ewan

When Thomas Powell and his family left Leeds, England, and sailed out to India in the early 1850s, they little realised that within a few years they would be living in New Zealand and facing different futures.

ISBN: 9780473396589

Format: Paperback
Specs: 237 x 160 mm, 168 pages
Publisher: Chateau Publishing



By then a widower, Thomas would remarry and become a prominent businessman in Wanganui, his daughter would marry surveyor David Porter and raise a large family.  Meanwhile son Wilmot went goldhunting, became a soldier, and then an auctioneer, businessman, newspaper correspondent, poet and borough councillor.  The accidental immigrants - along with a growing family of young Powells born in their home town - played major roles in the formation of a New Zealand city.

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