Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thames (NZ) Characters: David Stewart (Heta Rewiti)

While still looking for the owner of the first car in Thames, the name STEWART surfaced. A Maori family from Parawai, who owned considerable land within the town. Reportedly, they had the first car...this is yet to be confirmed. An obituary for Davie/David Stewart, also known as HETA REWITI, sheds a little more light on the family. Mr Stewart was a member of the Native football team that went to England.
Thames Star 11/12/1909

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