Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 10 Dec: Auckland, sick

Friday, 10 December 1937

Invited Maude, Mill and Hilda into town for afternoon tea, but too sick to keep this appointment. I just layed on the bed.

 

[This was Thirza’s last entry in her journal apart from various notations of Bridge wins and losses, names and addresses and accommodation expenses for North American road trip. It is not known exactly when Thirza returned home to Sydney from Auckland. I have not yet been able to locate any travel record for 21 December. Adding to the confusion are some photographs of family members upon which is written Christmas Day 1937. Given that these were Thirza’s negatives it is suspected that she revised her travel plans home from 21 December till some time after Christmas Day.]

Family members in New Zealand. John Gay Butterworth in centre. T
Family members in New Zealand. John Gay Butterworth in centre. To his left, wife Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Butterworth (nee Wild), their son John Benjamin Butterworth and possibly their youngest son , Aubrey Butterworth. Possibly John Frederick Strange on left with wife Grace Strange (nee Anderson) holding daughter Beverly Ann’s hand and Thirza Jane Strange (nee Wild) behind them – most likely Xmas Day 1937, Te Aroha, New Zealand
Family members in New Zealand. John Gay Butterworth in centre. T
Family members in New Zealand. John Gay Butterworth in centre. To his left, wife Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Butterworth (nee Wild), their son John Benjamin Butterworth and possibly their youngest son , Aubrey Butterworth. Possibly John Frederick Strange to the right of John Gay Butterwortht with wife Grace Strange (nee Anderson) holding daughter Beverly Ann’s hand and Thirza Jane Strange (nee Wild) behind them – most likely Xmas Day 1937, Te Aroha, New Zealand
John Gay Butterworth in hat - most likely Xmas Day 1937, Te Aroh
John Gay Butterworth in hat – most likely Xmas Day 1937, Te Aroha, New Zealand
Family members in New Zealand, Thirza Pidgeon on left and Sarah
Family members in New Zealand, Thirza Pidgeon on left and Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Butterworth (nee Wild) on right, unkown in centre – most likely Xmas Day 1937, Te Aroha, New Zealand
Family members in New Zealand. John Gay Butterworth on right wit
Family members in New Zealand. John Gay Butterworth on right with wife Sara Elizabeth (Lizzie) Butterworth (nee Wild). Other two persons unknown – most likely Xmas Day 1937, Te Aroha, New Zealand

Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 8 Dec: Auckland

Wednesday, 8 December 1937

Very wet this morning. Bus called for me at 7, arrived in Auckland at 11, Hubert came to meet me in his baby Austin, drove me out to Mt Eden. Maude [Smith] is not too good. We just sat around and talked all day. After tea Perc drove us around water front to St Heliers Bay, then out to call on Millie. She looks well and the home is a picture. Got back home about 10.

[From the list of addresses in Thirza’s journal, Maude Smith, 5 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden S1, Auckland]

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Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 1 Dec: Te Aroha, visiting family

Wednesday, 1 December 1937

Jack Strange [John Francis STRANGE b. 1874] called and took us out to Thirza’s for dinner. Left after afternoon tea, and Jack drove us back to Leila’s to tea. Jack Wild & wife [John Ernest WILD b. 1884 and Edith Helen Wild b. 1885] came to Fred’s in the evening. Rang Lizzie [Sarah Elizabeth BUTTERWORTH nee WILD b. 1881] up. Promised to go up there to stay at Xmas time.

Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 28 Nov: Te Aroha, visiting a sheep station

Sunday, 28 November 1937

All got up after 9. Miss McNeil called in her car and took us out to Mrs Jones, big sheep station. Drove us all over the grounds, 2,000 acres, and 6,000 sheep. Had very nice afternoon tea, Miss M drove us home again about 6. Pat his wife & baby here, stopped to tea, went off about 7.30. Ciss & I just listened in to the wireless until about 9 then off to bed. Barry [1st cousin, Barnaby Richard WILD b. 1901] & Fred [1st cousin once removed, Frederick Barnabus WILD b. 1914] called in.

Jack [1st cousin, John Ernest WILD b. 1884] called but did not see him.