Adela Maria PICKMERE1

(1865 - 1946)
Father*Ralph PICKMERE1 b. 1826, d. 1901
Mother*Serena Hannah MATTHEWS1 b. 1840, d. 1910
Adela Maria PICKMERE was born on 7 August 1865 in New Zealand.2,1,3

Adela's marriage to Jenkyn JONES was registered between July 1894 and September 1894 in Warrington, Lancashire. There were no children from this marriage.1,4

Adela's death was registered between July 1946 and September 1946 in Oswestry, Shropshire.5,6

Family

Jenkyn JONES (1859 - 1940)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S271] Book - Diana Thompson (copier), Pickmere Family Tree.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1865/8955, daughter of Ralph and Serena Hannah.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Warrington, Vol 8c, p245.
  5. [S263] Book - A.H. Pickmere, Pioneer Families in Northland.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Oswestry, Vol 9a, p118, 3Q1946, aged 81.

Alan Radcliffe PICKMERE1

(1926 - 2003)
Father*Leonard Travers PICKMERE1 b. 1881, d. 1963
Mother*Harriette Eva RADCLIFFE1 b. 1887, d. 1970
Alan Radcliffe PICKMERE was born on 2 February 1926.1,2

He married Jean Kathleen CAMERON in New Zealand on 4 March 1949.1,3

Alan died on 4 August 2003 in Whangarei, Northland, at age 77.4,5 He was cremated on 6 August 2003 at the Maunu crematorium, Cemetery Rd in Whangarei.4

Family

Jean Kathleen CAMERON (c 1927 - 2007)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2003/17514 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 3596.
  4. [S989] Whangarei District Council cemetery database, at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/…
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2003/17514.

Alison Blomfield PICKMERE1

(1908 - 1971)
Father*Arnold George PICKMERE1 b. 1873, d. 1925
Mother*Elinor Violet Croyden (Nellie) WOOLLEY1 b. 1881, d. 1961
Alison Blomfield BOND
(nee PICKMERE)
(1908-1971)
Alison Blomfield PICKMERE was born on 14 November 1908 in Mount Eden, Auckland.2,1,3

She married Terence Thornton BOND in Sydney, New South Wales, on 30 June 1949. There were no children from this marriage.2,1,4

The following biographical details were taken from the NZ Dictionary of Biography: -
"After leaving school she wanted to be an artist, but succumbed to pressure and postponed a career that her family considered both insecure and unsuitable. Instead, for 10 years she was secretary to an engineering firm, where she became knowledgeable about metals; she also worked as a part-time interior decorator.

Finally, in 1937 she attended Auckland’s Elam School of Art for nine months, laying the foundation of her future career. In 1942 she joined the Auckland Society of Arts (ASA), serving both as a working member and as its secretary (1942–46). She also became a member of the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Art Society and the Rutland Group. By 1947 she was in Australia studying at East Sydney Technical College, where her friend Dorothy Thornhill was teaching. At that time the Contemporary Art Society was drawing New Zealand artists to exhibit there, including Rita Angus, Alfred and James Cook, and Godfrey Miller. She also studied Bauhaus design for three months with Phyllis Shillito.

On 30 June 1949, in Sydney, she married Terence Thornton Bond, a publisher from Auckland. A nephew of the well-known New Zealand painter Charles Goldie, he had attended Canterbury Agricultural College, Lincoln, and then studied typography and bookbinding in England. For some years his property at Mahurangi had been a haven for many in Auckland’s literary and artistic community. Terry provided Alison with moral support, a studio, a library on ecology (she was a lifelong conservationist), and a self-sufficient garden at his home in Birkenhead, Auckland. There were no children of the marriage.

In the 1950s Alison’s younger brother Ralph, an architect, helped design the National Women’s Hospital at Green Lane, Auckland. Alison researched the effects and therapeutic benefits of colour on patients, and helped design the hospital’s interior decor. She was again employed by the ASA between 1952 and 1956, and organised the first Australian contemporary art exhibition in Auckland. She exhibited with the Thornhill Group and in 1957 with The Group. In 1958 her work was included in an exhibition of New Zealand contemporary artists touring the Soviet Union.

In 1963 Pickmere (who continued to work under her unmarried name) attended Paul Olds’s design in painting course at Wellington Polytechnic, which provided another way of handling semi-abstraction. Later that year she and Terry went to Europe, where printmaking was booming. In Paris she attended S. W. Hayter’s Atelier 17 to study viscosity printing, a technique that enabled many colours to be printed simultaneously. After her return home friends helped her make rollers, a hot plate and etching equipment, as import licensing made the acquisition of essential printmaking materials difficult.

From the early 1960s Pickmere mostly used Hayter’s colour-etching technique. She exhibited four times at the New Vision Gallery, as well as at the ASA, the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Art Society, the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, and galleries in Sydney and Adelaide. She is best remembered for her abstract interpretations of New Zealand landscapes, particularly the Northland and Auckland coasts, which display a strong but subtle use of colour. In 1968 she and two other printmakers were commissioned to produce 450 prints for an international hotel group."5,6


Alison died on 5 August 1971 at Green Lane Hospital in Auckland at age 62.2,1,7

Family

Terence Thornton BOND (1900 - 1978)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S292] Book - Dr Claudia Orange General Editor Dictionary of NZ Biography, Vol 5, 2000, Entry P27, p410-411.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1909/1668.
  4. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Marriage Reg. No. 8430/1949.
  5. [S292] Book - Dr Claudia Orange General Editor Dictionary of NZ Biography, Vol 5, 2000, updated 4 April 2003.
  6. [S598] NZ Dictionary of Biographies, at http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1971/36521, aged 61.

Arnold George PICKMERE1

(1873 - 1925)
Father*Ralph PICKMERE1 b. 1826, d. 1901
Mother*Serena Hannah MATTHEWS1 b. 1840, d. 1910
Arnold George PICKMERE was born on 22 May 1873 in New Zealand.2,1,3

He married Elinor Violet Croyden (Nellie) WOOLLEY in New Zealand in 1906.4,1,5,6

Arnold died on 17 September 1925 in New Zealand at age 52.4,1,7 He was buried in Panmure.8,1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S271] Book - Diana Thompson (copier), Pickmere Family Tree.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1873/9286.
  4. [S263] Book - A.H. Pickmere, Pioneer Families in Northland.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 315.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1906/1674.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1925/3405, aged 53.
  8. [S295] Interview - A Robinson, From Stuart & Marguerite Pickmere, Hamilton, 2 Feb 1998.

Arthur Hereward (Pick) PICKMERE1

(1905 - 1973)
Father*Arthur Ranulph PICKMERE1 b. 1869, d. 1943
Mother*Edith Mary WILSON1 b. 1875, d. 1950
Arthur Hereward (Pick) PICKMERE was born on 29 January 1905 in Whangarei, Northland.1,2

He married Estelle Theodora (Buster) MORTIMER-GRIFFEN in Suva, Fiji, on 17 September 1933.1

He was widowed at age 52 on the death of his wife Estelle on 25 October 1957.1

Arthur's second marriage was to Nancy Margaret PREECE. There were no children from this marriage.1

Arthur died on 10 June 1973 in Whangarei, Northland, at age 68.3,4 His ashes were interred on 10 April 1982 at Whangarei, Northland.5

Family 2

Nancy Margaret PREECE (1913 - 2012)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1905/9983, and Death Reg. No. 1973/31392 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1973/31392.
  4. [S989] Whangarei District Council cemetery database, at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/…
  5. [S989] Whangarei District Council cemetery database, at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/…, Maunu cemetery, Old Portion, block one, plot 23.

Arthur Ranulph PICKMERE1

(1869 - 1943)
Father*Ralph PICKMERE2 b. 1826, d. 1901
Mother*Serena Hannah MATTHEWS2 b. 1840, d. 1910
Arthur Ranulph PICKMERE was born on 22 November 1869 in Mangatete.3,2,1

He was educated at Auckland Grammar School, then qualified as a dentist in 1892 and started his practice in Whangarei the next year.
He was a founding member of the Whangarei Cruising Club in 1921 and held the office of Commodore. When he owned a launch called "Kaikoa" he led 20 other boats in escorting the Governer General Lord Jellicoe's boat "Tutanekai" to Onerahi on the G.G.'s first visit to the district in 1920. He also later owned a second launch called 'Winsome' which was taken over by his son Hereward.2

He married Edith Mary WILSON, daughter of Daniel Cook WILSON and Emily Beuzeville HEWLETT, in New Zealand on 5 December 1896.2,4,5

Arthur died on 21 January 1943 in Whangarei, Northland, at age 73.6,7 He was buried on 21 January 1943 at the Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Rd in Whangarei.8

Family

Edith Mary WILSON (1875 - 1950)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1869/7560.
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S263] Book - A.H. Pickmere, Pioneer Families in Northland.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4284.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1896/4539.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1943/18369, aged 73.
  7. [S989] Whangarei District Council cemetery database, at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/…
  8. [S989] Whangarei District Council cemetery database, at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/…, Maunu cemetery, Old Portion, block six, plot 1554.

Dorothy Adela PICKMERE1

(1908 - 1909)
Father*Arthur Ranulph PICKMERE1 b. 1869, d. 1943
Mother*Edith Mary WILSON1 b. 1875, d. 1950
Dorothy Adela PICKMERE was born on 7 November 1908 in Whangarei, Northland.1,2

Dorothy died on 30 January 1909 in Whangarei, Northland.1,3
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1909/2962.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1909/924, aged 3 mths.

Edith Kate PICKMERE1

(1910 - 1999)
Father*Arthur Ranulph PICKMERE1 b. 1869, d. 1943
Mother*Edith Mary WILSON1 b. 1875, d. 1950
Edith Kate PICKMERE was born on 25 February 1910 in Whangarei, Northland.1,2

She married William Wallace REYNOLDS in Whangarei, Northland, on 7 February 1946.1,3

She was President of the Whangarei Horticultural Society and was awarded the Loader Cup for Horticulture in 1974.1

Edith died on 25 December 1999 in Auckland at age 89.4,1

Family

William Wallace REYNOLDS (1885 - c 1976)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1910/8526.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 3933.
  4. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 26 Dec 1999.

Edward John PICKMERE1

(1936 - 1956)
Father*Arthur Hereward (Pick) PICKMERE1 b. 1905, d. 1973
Mother*Estelle Theodora (Buster) MORTIMER-GRIFFEN1 d. 1957
Edward John PICKMERE was born on 11 March 1936 in Whangarei, Northland.1

Edward died on 17 August 1956 in Whangarei, Northland, at age 20 of pnuemonia.1 He was buried on 20 August 1956 at the Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Rd in Whangarei.2
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S989] Whangarei District Council cemetery database, at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/…, Maunu cemetery, Old Portion, block one, plot 22.

Fanny Thornhill PICKMERE1

(1863 - 1920)
Father*Ralph PICKMERE1 b. 1826, d. 1901
Mother*Serena Hannah MATTHEWS1 b. 1840, d. 1910
Fanny Thornhill PICKMERE was born on 2 May 1863 in New Zealand.2,1,3

She married John Melliar DEVENISH at Bishop's Court Chapel in Auckland on 25 June 1901. There were no children from this marriage.4,5,6

Fanny died on 31 October 1920 at Buckland Rectory in Nth of Hobart, Tasmania, at age 57.7,1 She was buried at the Buckland in Nth of Hobart.8,1

Family

John Melliar DEVENISH (1856 - 1939)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S271] Book - Diana Thompson (copier), Pickmere Family Tree.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1863/4010 in name of Fanny Thorne.
  4. [S860] Newspaper - Taranaki Herald, issue of 28 Jun 1901, Marriages.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1401.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1901/1346.
  7. [S860] Newspaper - Taranaki Herald, issue of 10 Nov 1920.
  8. [S295] Interview - A Robinson, From Alan & Jean Pickmere.