Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z.
Page 204: Whilst a wedding party was in progress at a home in Hirini Street, Gisborne, at 8.45 p.m. on 31st March, 1927, Mrs. Queenie Eleanor Pettit, aged 35 years, was fatally injured by two shots fired from a rifle through a window. It transpired at the inquest that George Edward Nowell, aged 26 years, who committed suicide shortly afterwards in a nearby street, had mistaken her for another guest whom he had intended to shoot.
Page 433: The “Waiapu R.C. also merged with the Poverty Bay Turf Club in 1949, Page 440: Additions to Heeney's contests—1923: defeated J. Sullivan at Palmerston North in the 9th round on a k.o.; 1925: defeated Vic Morace in South Africa on a k.o.