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Symonds Street
Sheet No: 13
Central Auckland

Biographical information provided by Flora Feltham, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Three of the five Bowring sisters signed the petition: 35-year-old Frances, 22-year-old Emily (Sheet 17), and 27-year-old Louisa (Sheet 13). All three women remained in Auckland, where their parents, Elizabeth and Alfred, had emigrated as newlyweds from London in 1855. Frances (1858-1922) lived as a spinster, and Louisa married Albert Spencer in 1894. In 1901 Emily (1871-1951) married a poultry farmer from Avondale, Samuel James, and they had one daughter, Phyllis. The family lived at 31 Riversdale Road. Emily was widowed in 1947, and died in 1951. Their brother was the artist Walter Bowring (1874-1931).

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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'Louisa Bowring', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Aug-2017

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