Newspaper Article 1999 – Kittow family celebrating 125th anniversary

Kittow family celebrating 125th anniversary

About 100 members of the Kittow family will gather in Central Hawke’s Bay at Labour weekend to celebrate the 125th anniversary of their family’s arrival in Hawke’s Bay.

Family spokesman Allen Kittow said William and Mary Kittow arrived in Napier from Cornwall in 1875 aboard the sailing ship Helen Denny.

They and their four children Daniel, William, Eli and Elizabeth, went dairy farming in the Korokipo area until they were flooded out in 1897. They then moved to Waipawa where many descendants of the family still live.

Mr Kittow said William and Mary were the first people to import a dairy separator into Hawke’s Bay.

On Saturday, October 23, the family will meet for photos at the old family home of Glen Tui, near Otane. Then it will be lunch and tree planting at Rotowai, another family farm east of Waipawa.

A Saturday night dinner will be held at the Waipukurau Club.

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15 October 1999


Hawke's Bay Today


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  • Allen Kittow
  • Daniel Kittow
  • Eli Kittow
  • Elizabeth Kittow
  • Mary Kittow
  • William Kittow Junior
  • William Kittow Senior

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