Amelia (Millie) NEWTH b. 19 Apr 1868 d. 22 Dec 1935
sp: James HESLIN b. 1858
Amelia Newth enrolled at Brightwater Girls School, last day 25.11.1882- no details.
Both James and his brother Thomas worked in the Brunnerton mine. Thomas was killed in the Brunner mine disaster on 26th Mar 1896. James continued to work in the mine until he, like his father, was forced to leave because of poor health. He and his wife Amelia then opened a boarding house in Greymouth. James did not take up paid work again and helped his wife manage the boarding house.
Mary was the only one of their five children to marry.
Amelia (Millie) Newth
photo curtesy of Nola Shelton.
Nelson Provincial Museum has the negative of this photo which shows more background skirt and rug. (E W Brown ref 16299/2)
Children of Amelia Newth and James Heslin:
Margaret HESLIN b. 1896
Eleanor HESLIN b. 11 Jul 1897 d. 1975 Napier
Carl Alexander St. Claire HESLIN b. 8 Aug 1898 d. 1930 Hokitika
Ann (Annie) HESLIN b. 18 Jun 1900
drowned aged 12 years in Lake Brunner - body never recovered.