1866 - 1938
It has been an emotional journey going back to the home & farm where Lizzie lived. I somehow suspect that she was with me as I walk around all those familiar places she would have known so well & wondered how desperate her situation must have been, to have left this beautiful place. I went inside the house where she was born, walked along farm tracks that she would have walked along & said a prayer, thankful for her courage to travel to NZ to start a new life. Here I was 127 years later, doing what she was never able to... coming home for Lizzie. Meeting her great nephew & neices & her only surviving neices Lillie & Dorothy, was a joy I'm unable to express adequately in words.