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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Captain Everett. Everett is seated and is wearing military uniform. A studio backdrop featuring a window and curtain are visible on the right of the image. The photograph is included on page 19 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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CAPTAIN CHARLES EVERETT (1812-1878) Settler-Farmer- Soldier. Former owner of Everett Park, Everett Road, New Plymouth. Captain - Taranaki Militia NZ Land Wars 1860 - Born : Hackney, London, UK 1820. Died : New Plymouth, NZ 13 July 1878. Buried : Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth City. Emigrated to New Zealand (New Plymouth via Auckland from London, UK) - on the Sir Edward Paget - arriving Auckland 25 May 1853, Husband of Rebekah and brother of twice Mayor of Nelson, South Island, NZ - Edward Henry Everett (1820-1904). For Charles's biography refer to New Plymouth Museum photograph reference : PHO 2008-1710.

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 11-04-2015 07:10:29

Correction to wording Born: should read 1812 not 1820 (his brother Edward Henry Everett - twice Mayor of Nelson, NZ was born 1820 died 1904).

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 03-05-2015 01:14:50

EVERETT PARK, Taranaki : NZ Government owned (DOC) reserve park land at Inglewood, near New Plymouth, was once owned by Captain EVERETT. EVERETT ROAD, New Plymouth District, was also named after this early New Plymouth settler-farmer/soldier.

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 08-02-2016 06:01:48

For a photograph of Captain Everett and his wife - Rebekah - refer to Nelson Museum Photograhic Collection Ref: 28587. This photograph appears in the larger collection of Captain Everett's brother (Edward Everett 1820-1904) family. Search word : EVERETT

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 21-02-2016 08:08:34