Ethel Burling

Brief Life History of Ethel

When Ethel Burling was born in 1878, in Wellington, New Zealand, her father, George Arthur Burling, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Gooding, was 34. She married William Alexander Campbell Morris on 27 March 1901, in Wellington, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 18 January 1966, in Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 88.

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William Alexander Campbell Morris
Ethel Burling
Marriage: 27 March 1901
George Joseph Morriss

Sources (2)

  • Ethel Morriss, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Ethel Burling, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.


New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.


The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

probably a shortened form of Anglo-Norman French Burguillun, a variant of Old French Bourguignon ‘the Burgundian’; see Burgin .

habitational name from Birling (Farm) in East Dean (Sussex), or Birling in Kent, both named from Old English Bǣrlingas ‘(the place of) Bǣrla's people’. See also Barling .

possibly an altered form of Burland .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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