Son of John and Jane Hooker. Nathaniel arrived in New Plymouth on the ship Timandra in February 1842 from Cornwall.He married Elizabeth Lye in 1851. They had a large family of seven sons and four daughters.
A stonemason by trade he was involved in this business all his life. A member of the Order of Oddfellows, Loyal Egmont Lodge 4632, Manchester Unity Friendly Society, he had the distinction of having established the first Lodge in New Plymouth. He died aged 78 years on 17 January 1901
Extracts from a diary written by Nathaniel Hooker - includes entries Jan 1st - March 15th 1869, and records the death of Whiteley and the Gascoigne family at Pukearuhe. Also records the dates of deaths of Mrs Vercoe, Crocker, Reid, Rev Whiteley, Mr Priske and Mrs Hooker. Also brief information on the construction of the monumental and stone masonry work.
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