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Parents Norman & Corinne. PAGEREF _Toc377591262 \h 4

Stace Family. PAGEREF _Toc377591263 \h 5

Norman Edward Stace. PAGEREF _Toc377591264 \h 5

Pioneers of Tasmania & New Zealand. PAGEREF _Toc377591265 \h 14

Stace. PAGEREF _Toc377591266 \h 15

Stace coat of arms. PAGEREF _Toc377591267 \h 18

Lucas. PAGEREF _Toc377591268 \h 19

Pascoe Fawkner. PAGEREF _Toc377591269 \h 25

Bannister. PAGEREF _Toc377591270 \h 27

Peed. PAGEREF _Toc377591271 \h 29

Hall Family. PAGEREF _Toc377591272 \h 32

Corinne Helen Christine Hall PAGEREF _Toc377591273 \h 32

Norman remembers Corinne. PAGEREF _Toc377591274 \h 33

The Hall and Venables family. PAGEREF _Toc377591275 \h 37

The Hall family from Scotland. PAGEREF _Toc377591276 \h 37

Fasham Nairn. PAGEREF _Toc377591277 \h 42

Ancestors. PAGEREF _Toc377591278 \h 42

Origin of the name Fasham Nairn. PAGEREF _Toc377591279 \h 46

Industrialists of Whitechapel Rd, London. PAGEREF _Toc377591280 \h 51

The Importance of Being Luke. PAGEREF _Toc377591281 \h 51

About Whitechapel Road, London. PAGEREF _Toc377591282 \h 54

Whitechapel Bell Foundry. PAGEREF _Toc377591283 \h 56

Cutbush. PAGEREF _Toc377591284 \h 58

Jack the Ripper. PAGEREF _Toc377591285 \h 58

Earliest names in the Hall family tree. PAGEREF _Toc377591286 \h 60

Pontifex. PAGEREF _Toc377591287 \h 60

Nairn. PAGEREF _Toc377591288 \h 60

Remington, Hobbins, Hadley. PAGEREF _Toc377591289 \h 60

Great aunts of the family. PAGEREF _Toc377591290 \h 62

Thora Stace. PAGEREF _Toc377591291 \h 62

Aileen Mary Stace. PAGEREF _Toc377591292 \h 64

Mabel Jessie Stace. PAGEREF _Toc377591293 \h 65

Florence Venables Hall PAGEREF _Toc377591294 \h 67

Annie Hall PAGEREF _Toc377591295 \h 71



[2] Journal of the Early Settlers' and Historical Association of Wellington, Volume I, Issue 2, 1912/13. 3 Journal of the Early Settlers' and Historical Association of Wellington, Volume I, Issue 2, 1912/13.

[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitechapel_Bell_Foundry lists the master founders of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry from 1420 to 1997.   

[8] From http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5s38/1, Biography note by Julia Brooke-White

[10] NZ Truth on 21 January 1911

[11] Wanganui Chronicle on 10 August 1910






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