Given names: 
Patience R.
Given address: 
George Street
Sheet No: 15
Mt Eden

Biographical information provided by Jenni Chrisstoffels, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Patience Rebecca Robb arrived in Auckland from the UK on the Oxford in 1874, aged four, with her four older siblings and her parents, William and Mary. She married William Henry Whelan in 1896. William worked as a salesman then council employee and they lived all their adult life in Auckland. Patience had two children, Kathleen Violet in 1902, and William Groves in 1905. Her son was killed in the Western Desert campaign in 1941, leaving a wife and children.  Patience died in 1967 aged 96.

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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