Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Boreham and the Urge to Merge

For six weeks Frank Boreham was aboard the Tainui. It went to New Zealand via South Africa. By the time he got to Capetown he had felt the geographical distance between him and Stella and he sent to her father a letter telling him that he would like to marry his daughter.

FWB got to Wellington, NZ on 11 March 1895 and went by another boat to Christchurch and then by train to Dunedin.

On 24 March 1896 Boreham’s bride arrived in Wellington on the Ruapehu and the two were reunited and married a few days later (13 April) in a home in Kaiapoi, Christchurch.

Geoff Pound

Image: The Ruapehu