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Bishop Bennett Family

Bishop Frederick Augustus Bennett

Biography from www.teara.govt.nz website –

Frederick Augustus Bennett was born on 15 November 1871 at Ohinemutu, Lake Rotorua. His mother, Raiha Ratete (Eliza Rogers), a high-born woman of Ngati Whakaue section of Te Arawa, gave to her son the culture and whakapapa of her race. His father was Thomas Jackson Bennett, a storekeeper, who had emigrated to New Zealand from Ireland in 1849. He had a splendid command of the English language and was a keen church worker.

Fire Station

Former Hastings Fire Station building, Hastings Street, Hastings

Used as a fire station 1933-1981
Architects – Harold G Davies and Eric Phillips
Art Deco style
New Life Church sign on front of building
In 2006 incorporated into office block built by Mackersey Construction

Queen Street, Hastings 1919 Postcard

Postcard of Queen Street, Hastings

QUEEN ST HASTINGS. A2620.   PRATT SERIES.   PROTECTED 26.4.19 ALDERSLEY. 

Signs on buildings –

“OFFICE
HAWKES BAY HERALD

HOADLEY
AGENT [?] &
LAND AGENCY

McCORMICK’S ST[ABLES]
MOTOR CARS FOR H[IRE]

HASTINGS CLEAN […]”

Vehicle number plate H-0829