Photograph: Union Bank of Australia, Christchurch, New Zealand

Alfred Charles Barker
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23 Aug 1860
One square black and white photograph of the Union Bank of Australia, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 23 1860. Photograph has a wide dirt road in the foreground, building with a picket fence in front in the centre of the photograph. There is a horse tethered outside the bank entrance.
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My Great Uncle 3 times removed David Seton Melville, went to Christchurch from Adelaide, South Australia, as the Manager of the Union Bank in Christchurch. He married in NZ and had 5 sons and 1 daughter. All of his sons went to the Collegiate College, became involved in the Boer War and their eldest son, Leslie Seton Melville lost his life whilst the other boys survived and went on to achieve positions various countries.

- Pieta Thornton, OAM

Posted on 29-04-2021 06:47:08

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