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Re: Astonishing Sinclair history!
I believe we have a place on the web site to put Sinclair place names.
Are there two Mount Sinclairs? or is one Sinclair Mountain? And in what
part of NZ? When you or someone gets Capt. Sinclair and the other
doctor/scientist's facts solidly together they could be added to the new
website's biography section. So a Sinclair built boats in a cave. Was that
because it was a convenient form of shelter or was there some other
connection with the cave?
From: Jenny-Louise Coster <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: Astonishing Sinclair history!
>There may not have been so many famous Sinclair's in New Zealand, but
>the many who came here as the early settlers they faced so much
>struggle heartach. Yet they loved the simplest things in life and it
>was those simple joys that gave them strength to face all the
>My nana used to tell of her great grandfather building boats in caves
>around the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand. Although there is no
>evidence to prove this I have been to the caves and felt such a sence
>of familarity and a part of the history that the cave holds.
>I have always been facinated by the lives of those early Sinclair
>Recently I went on the trail of a Sinclair who died in New Zealand in
>the 1800's and he was buried on the river bed. He was a doctor or a
>Scientist who died crossing a river.There is a Mt Sinclair named
>after this Sinclair.
>There is also the Mount Sinclair named after the the Brave Captain
>Sinclair and his family. Captain Sinclair died in the 1840's I
>believe along with his son on his ship laiden with their and the Hay
>Family produce for the year. They were lost at sea.
>Poor brave Mrs Sinclair was left behind in a desolate New Zealand
>farming area and years later she and the rest of her family sold up
>and went to Hawaii. I had the fortune of making contact with a direct
>descendant of these fine Sinclair's.
>My Sinclair line famous for their fine skills raced and built many
>boats and they are still remembered for it so many generations later.
>There is John Sinclair who is credited for the original buildings in
>a rural settlement called Cheviot.
>There are so many Sinclair stories of these brave pioneers in New
>Just some snipets of Sinclair history in New Zealand.
>Sincerely Jenny Coster
>North Canterbury, New Zealand
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