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Phillip Moon was a passenger on the Blenheim.

Moon, Phillip

Collection of Puke Ariki 002/4

Born in Cornwall, 1802.

Died in New Plymouth, 13th July, 1882.

Children born before settling were John, George, Thurza, and Charlotte.

Children born in New Zealand were Mary Ann, William, Harriett, Emmalina, and Charles.

Moon's Reef off Belt Road named after Phillip. It was there that Phillip, who was a stonemason cut the stone for his masonary work.

In belt road there is a rockery of stones compiled from a stone house, later demolished, which was built by Phillip Moon.

1855-1861 Jurors list, occupation listed as Mason, New Plymouth.

Went to Kawau, Auckland for a brief time to help erect copper ore furnaces.

When this turned out to be unsuccessful, he returned to New Plymouth.

References:
"Establishment of the New Plymouth Settlement in New Zealand 1841-1843" / Rutherford & Skinner
Portrait Index
Taranaki Herald Centennial Issue 1852-1953 p.55
Skinner Obituaries
Taranaki Names Index

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