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Robert Henry Leighton ( - )

 

Born Mth Day, ???? in . ?

Arrived in ???, New Zealand in ????, aboard ???. ?

Married

Joined the Lighthouse Service ????. ?

Died

Robert Henry Leighton

Robert Henry Leighton Rank: Principal Keeper. Work Period: 18-09-22 to 24-01-33. Postmaster: from the 18-09-22. Family: nothing known. Robert Leighton’s term as a principal keeper was extremely short, the second shortest for a principal keeper during the light’s history; 129 days (or 18 weeks or 4 months and 7 days).

13aDOC. Cape Brett, Keepers Stories

 

Tiritiri Matangi  82 Assistant Keeper  82 September 1, 1886  82 February 2, 1889  82
East Island 1901 ?
   
Tiritiri Matangi  82 Assistant Keeper (Act)  82 September 22, 1910  82 September 24, 1910  82
East Cape  245 Principal Keeper  245 1904  245
Cape Foulwind  83 Principal Keeper  83 1904  83  245 1907  83   1911  155
Taiaroa Head  155 Principal Keeper  155 1911  155  
Farewell Spit 16 c  1916
Cape Brett  13a Principal Keeper  13a September 18, 1922  13a January 24, 1923  13a
Dog Island  13b Principal Keeper  13b February 28, 1923  13b November 30, 1923  13b

 

 

Additional Sources:

 

13a. DOC, Cape Brett, Keepers Stories. http://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/conservation/historic/by-region/northland/beacon-of-the-bay-the-cape-brett-lighthouse-settlement-and-its-families/

13b. DOC, Lighthouse of Foveaux Strait - A History. Angela Bain May, 2010. http://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/conservation/historic/by-region/southland/lighthouses-of-foveaux-strait-a-history/

82. http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/gretasplace/Resources/LighthouseKeepers.html

83. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~babznz/capefoulwind.html

245New Zealand Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 12544, 11 April 1904, Page 5

 

 

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