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From: "John Wilson" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] William REES
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:52:39 +1200
The main gold rushes started c1857-1861, see Te Ara online:
Yours, John Wilson
> Hi all,
> Back from a little break.
> I'm wondering when the gold rush started in NZ?
> I'm looking for a William REES born in Wales in c1808. He originally was
> transported from Wales to Tasmania and was pardoned in 1847. I can't find
> any trace of him in Australia but he had a descendent who was in WW1
> when this young chap was on leave in England he went searching for his
> ancestors in Wales.
> William REES did marry in Tasmania to a Frances CODE.
> It's a big ask I know but if someone can help me,I'd be most appreciative.
> Many thanks