Life in Early Poverty Bay
Commencing Work in the New Land
Commencing Work in the New Land.
On arrival at Napier young Thelwall received an enthusiastic welcome from his cousins, the Parker family, father and mother of Mr. W. Parker, now of Mangapapa, who was, of course, then but a very small boy. After the rejoicings at the reunion were over, Mr. Thelwall commenced work with Messrs. C. Smale and W. Parker, erecting a bridge over the river between Napier and Hastings.