Geoffrey Alley, Librarian: His Life & Work
Chapter 1 — The Alleys and the Buckinghams
The Alleys and the Buckinghams
1 Our Company Before, p.219.
2 Macdonald Dict., CM.
3 J. Vowell, alias Hooker, 'Catalog of the Bishops of Exeter, 1584', quoted by T. Cooper in Dictionary of National Biography, v.1, p.326.
4 See, for instance, a letter from Rewi Alley to his sister Gwen, 25 Aug. 1977, in G. L. Somerset, Sunshine and Shadow, p.84.
5 Macdonald Dict., CM.
6 Church register transcripts, SPP2/390, CP.
7 R. Alley, 'My Father', New Zealand Monthly Review, v.7 no.77, Apr. 1967, pp.16-17.
8 E. Pengelly, Nursing in Peace and War, p.10.
9 G.L. Somerset, Sunshine and Shadow, p.38.
10 R. Alley, 'My Father', op. cit.
11 R. Alley, Rewi Alley, p.9.
12 Arthur Hunter, in a letter, 1950, quoted by Amber Haley in 'Spare the Rod Please Mr Gordon! Charteris Bay School', New Zealand Genealogist, Nov./Dec. 1993, p.415.
13 Much of the information that follows is derived from Our Company Before.
14 Ibid., p.163.
15 Later named Kowai Bush.
16 G.L. Somerset, Sunshine and Shadow, p.13. As a matter of interest, the family pronounced the name Roo-i, and continued to do so throughout Rewi's life. This was a period when names were routinely altered to suit the conventions of adopting languages – e.g. Eruera for Edward, Wiremu for William.
17 E. Pengelly, Nursing in Peace and War, p.10.
18 NA transcript; copy sighted in DUHL.
19 M.G. Havelaar, A Short History of the Christchurch Branch of the NCW, p.10.
20 'History of the National Council of the Women of New Zealand', ATL, MS-Papers-1371-187.
21 NCW, Minutes of the first meeting, ATL, MS-Papers-1371-106.
22 AJHR, E-1 (annual lists of public schools).
23 R. Alley, Rewi Alley, p.16.
24 G.L. Somerset, Sunshine and Shadow, p.8.
25 Ibid., pp.39-41.
26 A.S. Wilson, History of Wharenui School, p.6.
28 M. Campbell, p.c. 23 Dec. 1989.
29 Dedication to C.M.A. in E. Pengelly's Nursing in Peace and War.
30 W.T.G. Airey, A Learner in China, p.16.
31 NZ Listener, v.26 no.671, 16 May 1952, p.9.
32 R. Alley, Rewi Alley, p.10.
33 J.M. Tait, p.c. 27 Sept. 1990.
34 G.L. Somerset, Sunshine and Shadow, p.32.
35 Ibid., p.42.
36 F.J. Alley, Something Wrong Somewhere, p.1.
37 Ibid., p.11.
38 Ibid., p.9.
39 Ibid., p.6.
40 Canterbury Education Board, Teacher Record Book 1904-1913, CM.
41 Report by J.B. Mayne, 3 July 1912, Canterbury Education Board, Inspectors' Report Books, CM.
42 Reports by various inspectors, NA Chch, CAMJ CH210, Boxes 50-1.
43 A.S. Wilson, History of Wharenui School, p.6.
44 G.L. Somerset, Sunshine and Shadow, p.17.
45 Ibid., pp. 16 and 90.
46 W.T.G. Airey, A Learner in China, p.14.
47 J. Roberts, p.c. 6 Sept. 1990.
48 J.T. Burrows, p.c. 15 Feb. 1989.
49 J.A. Alley, p.c. 18 Jan. 1995.
50 J.H. Norrie, p.c. 23 Feb. 1992.
51 R. Alley, 'My Father', op. cit.
52 G.T. Alley to R.L.N. Greenaway, 8 Mar. 1978, McEldowney papers (home).
54 F.J. Alley, 'Back to the Land!'
55 R. Alley, 'My Father' op cit.
56 Information supplied by the Southland Land Registry through DUHL.
57 AJHR, H-23 and H-23B.
58 Information from the present owner, W. Wicks.
59 Interesting comments on this point from E.B. Diehl, p.c. 25 Nov. 1988.
60 R. Alley, 'My Father', op. cit.