BREMER, JANE nee WILKINSON
Jane Wilkinson was born on the
Sarah Wilkinson opened a private school in
Frank and Jane later bought a farm at Whakamara, and as there was no school, Jane undertook to teach the children of the district for three hours daily. School was held in the farm kitchen where her pupils ranged between the ages of seven and eighteen years. When a school was established at Whakamara, Jane was appointed headmistress, a position she held for many years.
While at Whakamara, the troubles at
Parihaka began, and the men of
"Whakamara soil was very rich and we always had quantities of vegetables and fruit. We even tired of strawberries at times, and so did our shearers unless they were stemmed for them! We boarded the shearers, and supplied them with three hot meals a day and two light ones, the latter taken to the shed. So there were no idle hours."
During the early 1890s the family moved to Okaiawa where Frank established the Armadale
stud of Clydesdale horses,
Jane Bremer died on the
"Petticoat Pioneers — Book Two" by Miriam Macgregor
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