Weston, Ernest Charles
Ernest Charles Weston (1866-1926) and his elder brother Harold Edgar Weston (1865-1958) arrived in New Zealand on board the sailing ship 'Lady Jocelyn', in 1886. In 1888, having spent two years in the Auckland area they travelled by sea from Onehunga to Waitara. From there they travelled through Taranaki and Palmerston North to Napier.
They spent some time in Napier finding work before returning to Auckland via Rotorua, and then returned to England.
The diaries describe the brothers travels from Onehunga to Waitara by ship and then on foot through inland Taranaki to Palmerston North, from there to Napier via the Manawatu Gorge The diary finishes when they reach Rotorua on the April 30th 1888.
1.) Transcript. A young man's adventures in a new land. Extracts from the diary of Ernest C. Weston: An overland journey from New Plymouth to Napier, 10 - 30th April 1888. Typewritten transcript.
2.) Transcript. Selected entries from the diaries covering the period spent in Napier and travel to Rotorua.
3.) Letter. From H. D. London, Whakatane & District Historical Society to John Houston regarding the gifting of the transcripts. 5 June 1960.