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Finding William

William James Turner – adopted son of our patriarch James Ashmer Mullin Turner and son of his first wife Mary Roache.  I thought I had lost him. I had him when he travelled from Melbourne to Dunedin with his mother and two half siblings John and Anne, but after this, I lost both William and…

TURNER Part 4a: James Turner, Watchmaker

James Turner arrived in Hokitika with three young children in tow, only a few months after the start of the rush. James was about 31 years old. During my research, a number of letters were discovered in the archives of the West Coast Times from September 1865 that seem to bear out the following story:…