““Kaitaia became their Haven: Percival (aka Pemble Browne) & Annie Crene, Native School Teachers Ahipara and Te Teko 1881-1903”, by Adrienne Puckey.ISBN 978-1-927329-22-1. NZD $20. Postage free to retail customers within NZ.
72 pages of which 12, including the covers, are in colour. A4 format, staple bound. Family tree charts and many images included.
Percival & Annie Crene were well known in the far north as Native School teachers at Ahipara. Conventional as this English-born couple appeared to those who knew them in New Zealand, their previous lives were much less so.
More than a decade of research has revealed an intriguing tale that deserves a place in the far north’s colourful history.
Pemble’s Young Adult Life
Pemble’s Second Family
Who is Annie?
Emigrating to New Zealand
Away and Back Again
Forebears and Wider Family
The Crene Children
Brownes Down Under
Descendants of Revd Tobias Browne
Priests in Pemble’s Past