Hunger, Felix

Production date
1870-1915
1870-1879
1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
Description
Felix Hunger arrived in New Zealand in the mid 1860s and began business as a blacksmith in Westport, where he was naturalised in 1870. Shortly after, he moved to the new township of Normanby in South Taranaki. He married Margreth Gredig in 1875.
Involved in the founding of the Normanby Presbyterian Church and the Horticultural Society, Hunger was also a founding shareholder in the first co-operative dairy company in the Hawera district; the company erected its factory on the Tawhiti Stream.
Felix Hunger died at Normanby on 11 May 1918.
The collection contains correspondence and a certificate relating to naturalisation and various letters regarding the Swiss migration during the 1870's.

Object detail

Production date
1870-1915
1870-1879
1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
Subject person
Classification
Item list

  Part 1

1. Letter. To Felix Hunger from the Colonial Secretary's Office, 6 July 1870 re naturalisation.

2. Certificate of naturalisation for Felix Hunger. 4 July 1870 (parchment)

3. Promisory note. W. Wartmann, Westport. 18 Oct. 1870

4. Letter. To Felix Hunger from John Gibson of Patea re immigration and settlement. 12 July 1874

5. Letter. To Felix Hunger from G. F. Sherwood of Patea re immigration and settlement. 13 July 1874

6. Letter. To Felix Hunger from writer in Patea, supporting immigration plans. 2 March 1875

7. Poem. We sat within the farmhouse old... Undated.

8. Letter. To Felix Hunger from a writer residing in Lyall, West Coast, South Island re spending time in Taranaki. 26 Mar. 1880

9. Letter. To Felix Hunger from William Campbell of Reefton. 19 Apr. 1884

10. Letter. To Hunger from William Campbell, Dundas, Tasmania re silver mining in Tasmania. 27 Jan. 1894

11. Letter. From John Schneiter, St Louis, U.S.A. asking Hunger to sell his section and sign papers on Schneiter's account. 22 Jan. 1909

12. Memorandum. From N. Meuli, Wanganui. 18 Dec. 1900

13. Letter. To Hunger from the G. A. Streiff, Swiss Consulate thanking him for a donation to the Swiss Relief Fund. 24 Feb. 1915. Includes a fragment of a military song.

14. Photocopies. Typescript transcriptions of letters. (12p)

Accession number
ARC2002-467
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