Thursday, August 12, 2010

My ancestors

Just found this on the internet and wanted to share it with my friends. This is the house my great, great, great grandparents built and lived in on Stewart Island, to the south of the South Island of New Zealand. Click on the link for a neat little video!



Lewis Acker and his wife, Mere Pii, a Maori woman, raised 9 children in this house which is a one room cottage. They originally had a lean-to kitchen at the right hand end of the house. Acker was a boat builder and trader when he lived here. Originally he came from the USA as a sealer.

5 comments:

Shairon said...

Wow Janet! What an amazing piece of family history! Will check out the link to the video later. xx

lesleyanne said...

how fantasic to know all this
about you familt xx

Zoechaos said...

WOW how fantastic it must have been a tough existance but how wonderful to be able to trace your line back to true NZ roots like this. xx Zoe

crafty creations said...

Wow Janet what amazing information and those views are breathtaking

Chris said...

so cute! they certainly built things to last didn't they?