Today's photo I picked up in a job lot in Thames at xmas and now that I'm able to search the NZ BDM records I've been able to find their families.
- Subject: Wilma Beatrice Heather & Ngaio Holbrook Chatfield
- Date: About 1920
- Photographer: Unknown
- Found: Thames, NZ
Written on the back is this nice little message obviously written by Ngaio herself. Originally I thought wow what a long surname - Heathersperesent - I puzzled over this name for awhile until I realised it said - Wilma Heather present from - I hadn't noticed the faint 'Wilma Heather' written below until after I scanned the photo, I obviously need new glasses.
Actually, I'm just presuming it is a photo of the two of them. It seems they were cousins, this is what I found:-
Myrtle Adah Alice Chatfield married William Henry Norman Heather in 1899, they had three children before 1909 (the current cut off date for searching the NZ births):-
1901 Hazel Norman Heather
1904 Wilfred Clyde Norman Heather
1906 Wilma Beatrice Heather
Holbrook Alfred Chatfield married Georgina Denniston in 1908, they had one child in 1909 (how lucky was that):-
1909 Ngaio Holbrook Chatfield
That's all I have at this stage except for the #16 number plate on the gate above them. If anyone has either of these two girls in their family tree I'd be delighted to pass this photo on to you.