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I discovered wikitree just two years ago and now spend all of my spare time researching and confirming details of my ancestors and those of my wife (Sue). As I have a very large family I have tried to give future generations a start if they discover genealogy; I have done this by (where possible) adding a couple of generations of in-laws (and out-laws).
During my research I have made contact with many relatives that we in New Zealand had lost touch with or did not know existed
Five of my siblings were also born in The U.K, one (Phillip) John Phillip Harrison died from complications of Rickets before we migrated to Australia in 1961.
After almost 5 months in a migrant camp at Rooty Hill in Sydney's Western Suburbs; my parents decided to move to New Zealand. Rooty Hill Migrant Camp was formerly Wallgrove Military Base; we lived in Nissen Huts; children separated from parents and men from women. I am certain that the complaints about life at the camp was mainly responsible for the term 'whingeing poms'. It was a bit like Butlins Holiday Camp circa 1946 (but without the laughs).
We arrived in Auckland in April of 1961 where three more of my siblings were born.
For the first few years we rented a house at 52 Bright Street in Eden Terrace in Central Auckland - I (and my brothers and sisters) attended Newton Central Primary School.
During our early years in New Zealand we only got to know one other branch of our family - Vince Hart; his wife Hella Feld and their four children when they arrived in New Zealand from the USA. Vince was my dad's cousin.
Towards the end of 1966 we moved to our own home at 2 Rewarewa Road Te Atatu North (now known as Te Atatu Peninsular. I attended Rutherford High School (now Rutherford College).
In the late 1970's we had a visit from our paternal grandmother Charlotte Hart.
In the late 1980's we got to meet uncles and aunts from my mother's side when they visited New Zealand.
In 1985 our son Nick Harrison was born.
In August 2016, our home at 14 Bellfield Place was destroyed by a fire caused by an electrical fault; after 19 weeks of living in motels we moved in with our son Nick and his family.
- First-hand information. Entered by Charles Harrison at registration.
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- User ID: 6A242498-4961-491F-9B91-3AA632C923EC
- Record ID Number: MH:IF5
- Date: 2 DEC 1955
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- Record ID Number: MH:I4
- User ID: 3BD4538C-F592-49D9-AE20-78A3AD4D078D
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- User ID: 09FBC061-5AD4-434D-977B-3267EACD5BAB
- Record ID Number: MH:IF173
- WikiTree profile Harrison-3137 created through the import of Harrison 23 Feb2012.ged on Jan 5, 2013 by Charles Harrison. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Charles and others.
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On 15 Dec 2016 at 13:22 GMT Geoffrey Knight wrote:
I was just randomly googling my Grandad (Ronald Harrison)to try and connect him to a couple of things he used to talk about and I stumbled across this family tree.
It seems you have done alot of work and it was fascinating to see my grandfathers lineage, especially so far back!
if it fills in any gaps, the majority of his family have stayed in the County Durham and surrounding area, with a few living in the Isle of Man, we also have a cousin who currently lives in Australia; there must be something about the southern hemisphere that draws Harrisons!
Many thanks for your work.
On 14 Aug 2016 at 08:55 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
I've added the NZ project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on New Zealand Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to member interests. I've added your good self . Can you add your area of interest etc.
This project is actively developing and we welcome all new ideas and contributions.
On 9 May 2015 at 11:12 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
I'd like to invite you to our "Weekend Chat" post on the G2G forum!
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Leaders, Mentors, Pilots, and Greeters please join in and share your wisdom.
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On 2 Apr 2015 at 01:21 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
I noticed your new Club 100 badge.
Keep up the nice work.
On 17 Dec 2014 at 23:08 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
If you are interested in joining just give me a shout.
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On 5 Jan 2013 at 09:43 GMT Charles Harrison wrote: