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SYLVA Ben son of Wiki & Kate nee Rogers/Busby  

ngati_kuri@hotmail.com OWC
Eminent Member

Searching for Ben Sylva only son of Wiki & Kate.

Ben my mum is Marguerite (b 1931) a daughter of your Uncle Joe & Aunt Martha nee Henare.

I travelled with my mum in 1994 to Invercargill and met your Mum and sister Lavinia and family. Later we journeyed to the far north and in Pt England I met Uncle Basil and Aunt Mary, all of these rellies for the first time.

I have no details for you except you live in Australia.

Everytime I go to Te Hapua I see your father's photo put up in Te Reo Mihi marae by Heeki Moses who is now 80 years old and we still have a yarn about your Dad. Heeki was a 14 year old boy who travelled down to Auckland with your father, when he was heading off to war.

My mother told me the story of being a young girl and your father came bicycling down the Unehi Rd Waimononi to say goodbye to his brother Joe and family.

It would really be nice to hear from you as you are spoken of often and have yet to meet all of us.

Edited by - ngati_kuri@hotmail.com on Feb 12 2008 3:54:24 PM

Posted : 12 February, 2008 3:47 pm
ngati_kuri@hotmail.com OWC
Eminent Member

Ben could be living in Brisbane Queensland. He would be close to 70.

Posted : 18 February, 2008 7:04 pm