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Robert Stephen Wilson ( - )

 

Born Mth Day, ???? in . ?

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

Married

Joined the Lighthouse Service ????. ?

Died

 

 

Robert Stephen Wilson Rank: Principal Keeper. Work Period: ??-01-25 to ??-02-30. Postmaster: from the ??-02-26. Family: Wife ~ May F. Wilson. Children (3) ~ 2 daughters, names unknown and 1 son, Edward. Robert (Bob) Wilson was the principal keeper who replaced Albert Pearce. Robert served at the Pencarrow lighthouse in 1932 though it is not known where he was stationed immediately before or after Cape Brett.203 

Robert and his wife May had two daughters who were not at the Cape as they had grown and moved on by this time.204 

Robertsís wife May though was a member of the League of Mothers - Lighthouse Division in 1929.205 The League was an organisation established under the patronage of Lady Alice Fergusson in 1926 to provide fellowship for all mothers.206 

A lighthouse division was created to help women keep in touch with each other and share common concerns and interests.

13aDOC. Cape Brett, Keepers Stories

 

Cape Foulwind  83 1915  83 1916  83
Tiritiri Matangi  82 Principal Keeper  82 February 23, 1925  82 1925  82
Cape Brett  13a   Principal Keeper  13a January, 1925  13a February, 1930 13a
Pencarrow  13a Principal Keeper  13a c 1932  13a
Baring Head  51  2 Principal Keeper  51  2       (c  Dec, 1942  51  2)

 

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/

51. Lighthouse Digest (Paul W. Shirley), Dec 2009.

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

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

 

 

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