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Graeme Kenyon Publications

This section provides direct access to PDF documents on Taranaki history and on the Oliver/Kenyon families by Graeme Kenyon.

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The Olivers, Early New Plymouth Settlers: A sixty page history of the Oliver settlers in New Plymouth and the subsequent marriages of brother and sister, James George Kenyon and Florence Kenyon, into the Oliver family. Extract from a variety of sources including this nzolivers.com website.

James George Kenyon, 1861 - 1952: An autobiography compiled by Graeme on the life of his great-grandfather, James George Kenyon. James' mother arrived in New Plymouth on the Timandra in 1842, his father arriving 13 years later. James married Ada Oliver in 1909, six years after the death of his first wife. Ada was the daughter of Samuel Oliver (b. 1833).