Mary and Alex Telfar

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Circa 1872-1920
Studio portrait of Mary Telfar (nee Johnson) (1836-1931) and Alexander Telfar (1836-1902) of Urenui. Alexander was the local blacksmith and Mary was the midwife who delivered Sir Peter Buck.
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Mary Johnson [not Johnstone] [b 3 Dec 1836, d 7 Sep 1931] is the eldest child of John & Mary; her husband Alex Telfar [b 23 Mar 1836, d 17 Oct 1902] was the blacksmith at Urenui. As the local midwife Mary delivered Sir Peter Buck. Taranaki Museum has a Maori cloak she was presented with… Acquisition #879999. [Mary is the sister of my gr-grandfather, Lt Wm Johnson.]

- Norma Crozier Bethune posted one year ago.

These are my great-grandparents Mary (nee Johnson) and Alexander Telfar of Urenui. (not Telfer)

- Marion Russell posted 4 years ago.

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