Sarah Atkins

31 October 1859–11 August 1864 (Age 4)
Taranaki, New Zealand

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Atkins was born on 31 October 1859, in Taranaki, New Zealand, her father, William Atkins, was 22 and her mother, Fanny Gilbert, was 17. She died on 11 August 1864, in New Zealand, at the age of 4.

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Family Time Line

William Atkins
1837–1905
Fanny Gilbert
1842–1908
Sarah Atkins
1859–1864
William Henry Atkins
1862–1944
Frederick Atkins
1863–1931
Thomas Atkins
1865–1914
John Bennett Atkins
1867–1959
Arthur James Atkins
1869–1935
Emma Atkins
1872–1956
Kate Helen Atkins
1876–1948
Lilla Sarah Atkins
1877–1967
Ada Atkins
1880–1944
Bessie Maude Atkins
1883–1944

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World Events (3)

1860 · First Taranaki War

Age 1

The First Taranaki War was an armed conflict between the Māori people and the New Zealand Government over rights of land ownership. It was fought by more than 3,500 troops from Australia, as well as over one-thousand Māori. Total losses among the two armies are estimated to be around 440 men. The war ended in a ceasefire, although the British claimed that they had won the war.,
1861 · The Central Otago Gold Rush

Age 2

After discovery of gold in Gabriel's Gully, hundreds of miners and precious metal hunters flocked to New Zealand to be a part of the frenzy. This influx of people caused new settlements to pop up and different innovation techniques to begin. After a few years of steady success, the gold began to be more difficult to find. While some stayed, most of the prospectors left until most of the settlements, which they had founded, became Ghost Towns with only a few residents staying around.  
1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act

Age 4

The New Zealand Settlements Act was passed to be able to seize any of the land from the Maori tribes who had been in rebellion against the Government since the beginning of the year. This confiscation law targeted Kingitanga Maori mainly because they were whom the government had waged war against in the attempt to restore British Law to the tribes. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sarah Atkins, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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