Two years ago today great great grand-daughters of Edwin and Sarah Harris came to Special Collections at the University of Auckland to meet researchers working on Emilys story. They brought with them a shopping bag full of family papers, a photo album and two war medals. Annabel Galpin, Roseanne Cranstone and their cousin Heather Jones are descended from Edwin and Sarah’s fifth daughter Mary Rendel Weyergang. They agreed to leave the materials with us for scanning and transcription, and later Roseanne sent more letters from the family archive that was once kept in the safe of the homestead at Bonny Glen, Marton.
Lead writer: Michele Leggott
Research support: Makyla Curtis, Betty Davis