Nation family of New Zealand

For a long time we were in correspondence with a distant cousin, Henry Andrew (Andy) Nation, of Punawaitai, Waipawa, New Zealand. He was descended from Edward Lister Green, the brother of Val’s great great grandfather Frederick Thomas Green. Andy was interested in family history, and sent us a copy of Edward Lister Green’s diary and a lot of other family information.

Since Andy died about 10 years ago, we have more or less lost contact with the New Zealand branch of Nation family, though we have continued to be in touch with the Mocine branch in the USA, and through them recently made contact with Andy Blum, who is descended from the Lewis branch, also in the USA.

Ione Evans, descended from one of the other Green brothers, Henry, is now also in New Zealand, and has made contact with another member of the Nation family, Louisa Palairet (born Nation). So we look forward to hearing more news of them.

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  1. I am sad to report that my dear old Godmother Francis (Fran) wife of the late Andy, also passed away some 3 or 4 years ago after a battle with Alzheimers. A cruel blow to someone who for most of her life helped some many others. Their oldest son John still runs the sheep station at Punawaitai. The last I heard, Gerald, Nicola and Deborah were all in good health. I too have only sparce news of them since moving to Australia 30 years ago. I am sorry to be the bearer of this news.

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