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de Freitas Family

According to oral tradition, Jose de Freitas, although Portuguese, came from The Azores.  He and his brother, Matthew, were seamen on a ship sailing to New Zealand and met a Scottish girl, Margaret, on board.  All three jumped ship to try their luck on the goldfields and lived in a tent there.  All the records re the Josephs are in Greymouth.

Obituary for Isabella Joseph (nee Gascoigne)
Greymouth Evening Star, 31 July 1916

Family of John Antonio Joseph
and Jane Eliza Joseph (nee Manderson)

Wedding of William Peter Joseph
and Nina Geary

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