The good ship Asterope arrived in Wellington New Zealand on the 8th October 1868, 152 years ago.
Onboard, the Roydhouse family, which included five young children were immigrating to commence William’s new employment to install cabling around the North Island.
William and Mary would surely be proud patriarch and matriarch of the growing branches of Australian and New Zealand Roydhouse descendants.
Mary Johns Roydhouse nee Jordan
With a strong focus on newspapers originally, the 21st century family has really diversified in their occupations.
A quick Google search revealed 24 of them:
Soccer player USA from NZ
Fencing contractors Australia
Female Indie singer Australia
CEO engineering Australia
Scientific researcher Australia
Management services Australia
Tech entrepreneur Australia
Cosmetic nurse Australia
Senior research Fellow Australia
Clinical Lab Doctor Australia
Male Indie singer Australia
Basketball player NZ
Plumbing business Australia
Casino food & beverage manager Australia
Trekking, fund-raising Australia
Children’s counsellor Australia
Construction director Australia
Executive producer advertising production NZ
Renovation company NZ
Professional musician NZ/Australia
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