Topic: Shaw, Lydia

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Lydia Shaw was a passenger on the Amelia Thompson.

Shaw, Lydia

Collection of Puke Ariki 008/23

Born in Plymouth, England, 6th April, 1834.

Died in New Plymouth, 31st December, 1927.

In 1867 she became a teacher in New Plymouth taking over a small school conducted in the church at Kawau Pa, which was near her parents home in Currie St.

In 1884 Lydia was selected headmistress of a new school on South Rd, which later became known as the West End Primary School and she remained there until her retirement in 1900.

Lydia lived all her life in the prefabricated house in Currie St which her father had brought from England on the Regina.

This cottage was demolished in mid-1938 to make way for the new Post Office.

At the time it was the one of the oldest houses in New Plymouth..

Lydia Shaw never married and is buried in the family grave in the Te Henui cemetery.

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Shaw, Lydia

Last Name:Shaw
Place of Birth:Plymouth, England