Joy Clist, d. 1935

Ernest Colville Pettit

Male 1892 - 1924


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  • Name  Ernest Colville Pettit 
    • Second name came from Hazel Pettit's death certificate.
    Born  13 Aug 1892  Karamea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Jul 1924  [1
    Person ID  I334  Clist Connections
    Last Modified  13 Oct 2009 

    Father  George Pettit,   b. 11 Jul 1848, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barbara McLay Robb,   b. 20 Oct 1857, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F240  Group Sheet

    Family  Ruby Elizabeth Scarlett,   b. 27 Nov 1893, Arapito, Karamea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1980, 319 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Nov 1916  [1
    Children 
     1. Hazel Mary Pettit,   b. 17 Aug 1918, Westport, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 2005, Rosedale Village, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phyllis Muriel Pettit,   b. 02 Nov 1923, Arapito, Karamea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 2010, Rosedale Village, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Sep 2009 
    Family ID  F13  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Barney Magee, having just ferried passengers and bicycles across the Karamea River
    Barney Magee, having just ferried passengers and bicycles across the Karamea River
    Barney Magee, aged 14, having just ferried 4 cyclists and 4 cycles, across the Karamea River in a boat. The passengers are: Mr Ernest Pettit and his wife, in the back seat is her sister, Mrs Walter Batty and her child. In the background, extreme right, is the house where the Magee family lived. In the centre background is the house of Bob Johnson. The small building on the right is the stable where horses were kept. The punt, which Barney Magee and his father used for heavier loads, is visible at the water level.

    Photograph taken by Walter Batty circa 1920. Information from back of file print, courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library .

    The two women are sisters. Mrs Pettit was Ruby Scarlett, and Mrs Batty was Ivy Scarlett, both being younger sisters of my grandfather Albert Thomas Scarlett. The child will be Hazel Pettit, b. 17 Aug 1918. (Notes added by Roger Clist.)

    Documents
    Tribute to Hazel Pettit
    Tribute to Hazel Pettit
    Five-page tribute read at Hazel Pettit's funeral, and giving a history of Hazel, her parents Ernest and Ruby, and younger sister Phyllis. The family lived on a farm in Arapito, Karamea, but Ernest died when the girls were very young. Ruby left the farm and reared the girls alone, saving hard to send both girls to study for degrees at Victoria University in Wellington. Compiled by Peter Lineham (Hazel's cousin once removed) with his handwritten annotations.
    Tribute to Phyllis Pettit
    Tribute to Phyllis Pettit
    Eleven-page tribute read at Phyllis Pettit's funeral on 11 Oct 2010, and giving a detailed history (with references) of her family, education, teaching career, retirement, hobbies, travels and outlook on life. Her devotion to and care of her older sister Hazel was outstanding. Superbly written by Massey University historian Associate-Professor Peter Lineham (Phyllis' cousin once removed).

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] NZ BMD website.

    2. [S30] Pettit Bible.