Topic: Mary Dobie's Grave - 1880

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Armed Constabulary Cemetery, Park Place, Opunake

Mary Dobie's Grave

Mary Dobie's Grave

Photograph: October 2015

(For the 'Taranaki Story' see Web links below)

 

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF

MARY BEATRIX

DAUGHTER OF

MAJOR H. M. DOBIE

LATE MADRAS ARMY

AND

ELLEN DOBIE

BORN 22ND DEC 1850

DIED 25TH NOV 1880

 

 

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS & MEN OF

THE ARMED CONSTABULARY STATIONED

AT OPUNAKE AND CAPE EGMONT

DECEMBER 1880

 

A portion of the cross which originally topped the monument has been re-set on a plinth in front.

(Mary Dobie's brother Herbert - who spelled his name with two 'b's (Dobbie) - produced, in 1880-81, a now-rare book on New Zealand ferns. They are known as the 'blue books' because they had 'nature-printed' white silhouettes of fronds on a blue background. Dobbie later, in 1921, produced a regular book on ferns using photographs . It subsequently went through several editions.) (See Web link & Documents below)

 

 

Further Reading

 Mary Dobie. 

 The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie: Murder, Politics and Revenge

in Nineteeth-Century New Zealand

David Hastings, 2015

 

 

 

The Voyage of the May Queen - 1992

From the Diary of Bertha & Mary Dobie

October 1877 - January 1878

Margaret Drake Brockman  - Ed

( An account of the voyage from Gravesend to

Auckland in 1877-78 written and illustrated by Bertha and Mary Dobie)

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Mary Dobie's Grave - 1880


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