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The ordeal of Mary Bluett

My ancestors Thomas and Mary Bluett travelled to New Zealand in 1841. Thomas was a lithographic printer and produced the first charts of Wellington and Port Nicholson, as it was then known. Thomas was, however, a ‘ducker and diver’ and kept getting into business...

The death of Thomas Bluett

In the August issue we published the story of Thomas Bluett and his work as a lithographic printer in New Zealand. After he left his wife Mary destitute in Hong Kong, she returned to England in 1845, and Paul wrote about her nightmarish voyage for the April issue....

Thomas Bluett

August 2008The History of Printing In the genes? The Stationers’ Company The Richardson family of Greenwich Thomas Bluett A Paper Chase William Ennis Family Mystery Solved A Tragic Story The Death of Baby Gordon Cornish Miners on Sark The John Mewse Mug Coggeshall...