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Accession No ARC2003-525
Name/Title Brown, H. H. family
Brief Description In 1859, the Rev. Henry Handley Brown with his wife Sophia and their eleven children came to New Plymouth on board the ship Eclipse. With the exception of two son's the family went to Nelson during the land wars. Henry & Sophia's eldest son, also named Henry Brown joined the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers. When peace returned to the region, Henry junior began a sawmilling business, first along the bush lines around New Plymouth and in the early 1870s, he opened a mill in Inglewood.
Henry Brown & Co has continued to be a locally owned and operated business and is one of the few family businesses founded in the fledgling settlement still operating.
The collection includes family papers relating to the descendants of Henry Brown (son of Rev. H .H. and Sophia Brown) and business records relating to the Henry Brown & Co. sawmills.
Classification papers/(for Archives)
Department Archives
Subject Category Genealogy/Family activities/Community life
Timber/Industry
Subject Person Henry Handley Brown
Henry Brown & Company
Tribe, Brown & Company
Moa Farmers Club
Subject Place Inglewood/Taranaki/New Zealand
New Plymouth/Taranaki/New Zealand
Taumarunui/North Island/New Zealand
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