This file contains data about the various WAGENER families traced in New Zealand. In most of the cases we have identified these families derive from the one man who came from Maldon in Victoria, Australia. He married into the SUBRITZKY family and had several children, and those children begat a million more and nowadays they seem to outnumber the original Maldon ancestors. Corrections and input would very much be appreciated. More historical information can be found here
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Husband: Francis (Frank) Mander
Born: 5 DEC 1848 at: Onehunga, NZ Married: 18 MAY 1876 at: 'Springfield', Ramarama, South Auckland, NZ Died: 27 AUG 1942 at: Remuera, Auckland, NZ Father:John Jordan Mander Mother:Jane Amphlitt Other Spouses:
|Frank Mander made timber his business and travelled the North in search of it, dragging much of his family with him. Eventually he settled in Whangarei where he bought the local newspaper and became a respected member of Parliament.|
|The oldest daughter Jane travelled with them and learned much of what was required to be a timber miller. She had dreams of being a writer and chafed under the 'colonial' expectations that she would take up the noted career of Wife. She was a vital part of her father's printing company and worked for and with him to write and edit for the newspaper, but she never wavered from her intention to write books.|
Eventually she succeeded, but her works were criticised for being unsuited to the NZ world of bustling construction and this must have frustrated her. After some years overseas she returned and looked after her ailing father in his later years, and after her sisterCarrie.
None of these needful things were very conducive to writing, and she eventually died in Whangarei and is buried there in the Maunu cemetery.