Edward Stuart BIBBY (1896 – 1991)

Name

Edward Stuart Bibby

Gender

Male

Military identification

Infantry WWI

Birthdate

1896

Marriage(s)

17 February 1926
Woodville

Date of death

07/01/1991

Place of death

Waipawa

Children

  • Kathleen Mary Bibby (Pullar)
  • Rachael Doris Bibby (Hornblow)
  • Alison Glover Bibby (Carter)
  • James Hutchinson Bibby
  • Mary Bibby (Speirs)
  • Edward Neil Bibby

Secondary education

Waipawa District High School

Biography

From “The Bibby Family in New Zealand” –

Enlisted in army in 1916. Served in the infantry in France in World War I and was wounded twice. Worked briefly in family store. In 1919 went to work at Lunesdale. When family land was divided he managed and later owned Glen Appin. He was active in his church, in community and farming circles. His publications were “Onga Onga, Village of the Plains”, “The NZ Bibby Story” (with MC Bibby), “Lunesdale a bush farm community from 1871” (with Claire Bibby). He was one of the founders of the Onga Onga School Museum. He was superintendent of the Onga Onga Interdenominational Sunday School for over 50 years. In 1974 he received the MBE for services to the community. He was a Justice of the Peace.

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