Great Barrier Island is about 80 Km NE of Auckland city, in the Hauraki Gulf. It is far enough away from the urban sprawl to avoid the city troubles, and is an unexpected gem with forests, beaches, hot springs and a fjord as one of its harbours.
Historically it was important for the kauri timber cut from it, and later for gold and silver. Now the forest is returning, and the rare birds and bats are slowly returning. On the top of the main mountain oceanic petrels come to nest in the spring months, while on one of the small islets to the west a gannet rookery has long been established.
To the west is Little Barrier Island, a restricted access National Park that harbours some of the rarest birds in the world.
Tryphena is one of the larger settlements, located on the southern end of the Island.
|Collected and collated by Lyn Sanderson.|
Surname: Alcock née Bailey + First names: Agnes Genealogy Born: 1876 At: Died: 17 Dec 1912 At: Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, NZ Age: 36 Buried: Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, NZ Comments: Wife of Henry Penwell Alcock.
Surname: Bailey + First names: Eliza Jane Genealogy Born: 1834 At: Ireland Died: 21 May 1921 At: Age: 87 Buried: Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, NZ Comments: Wife of Robert Bailey.
Surname: Bailey + First names: Robert Genealogy Born: 1825 At: Ireland Died: 17 Nov 1909 At: Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, NZ Age: 84 Buried: Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, NZ Comments: Spouse of Eliza Jane Bailey. .