This hub is for the descendants and extended family of Alfred George (born Lawrence Augustine) Hodges, (1888-1969) and Jessie Roberta Shanks (1896-1990), of Dunedin, New Zealand.
Click here to see Alfred Hodges’ ancestors on a family tree diagram. Alfred migrated to New Zealand in 1910. Alfred’s father was Henry George Hodges (1842-1916) and his mother was Alice Mary Wynne (1855-1907). Both of Alfred’s parents lived in London, England for most of their lives, although Alice was born in (what is now) Pakistan.
Click here to see Jessie Shanks’ ancestors on a family tree diagram. Jessie’s mother was Jessie Whetton, who was born in England and migrated to New Zealand in 1875. Her father was Robert Johnston Morrow Shanks who was born in Northern Ireland and migrated to New Zealand in 1877.
Click on the links below to access 12 more projects:
Alice Mary Wynne (1855-1907) – was the mother of Lawrence Augustine Hodges, known in NZ as Alfred George Hodges. Read about her life and family, from Karachi in British India (now Pakistan) to Salisbury, Bath and London in England.
Dora’s Ninetieth – The Speeches – On the last Sunday of December, 2012, a family party was held at the Harding’s farm to celebrate Dora David’s (nee Hodges) ninetieth birthday. Click here to see some of the amusing birthday speeches given by family members in honour of Dora.
Shanks at Mount Peel – Jessie Roberta Hodges (nee Shanks) was born at Mount Peel Station on 14 September 1896. The station is located 30kms north of the inland South Canterbury town of Geraldine. Click here to see photos of Mount Peel Station and nearby Peel Forest, taken in September 2016. These help to show the character of the environment where Jessie spent the first few days of her life and where her birth parents, Robert Shanks and Jessie Whetton, lived and worked.