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Main St South Dunedin
Sheet No: 65
South Dunedin

One of the very few men who appear to have signed the 1893 petition (only women over 21 years of age were supposed to sign).

Wises street directory 1894-5 lists him as a butcher living in Main Street, Dunedin.

An extensive history of Charles’ life can be found here

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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Michele Gregg (Flanagan)

Posted: 09 Oct 2018

Charles Wix was my great-grandfather. Read more about Charles Wix on WikiTree -

Pat Rowe, Grandaughter

Posted: 20 Sep 2018

Charles Wix was the sixth child of eleven children born to George and Mary (Povey) Wix in Burghfield, Berkshire, England on 27 December 1853.
He came to New Zealand in the 1870s and settled in Dunedin. He was a butcher by trade and had a shop in Main St. South Dunedin. He married Elizabeth Ings the eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth (Russell) Ings from South Dunedin on 10 March 1886.
In 1894 he sold his butchery business and moved to Richmond, Nelson after purchasing an
orchard. He grew small fruits and specialised in rhubarb. William was an active member of the Richmond Baptist Church and was a Lay Preacher.
William and Elizabeth had seven children all educated at the Richmond Primary School. A son William, won a Scholarship to attend Nelson College for two years in 1902 .

Pat Rowe

Posted: 24 Apr 2018

My Grandfather signed this piece of history.
He was regarded as being a bit before his time.