Malkins arrive in New Zealand - Nu Tirani

It was the belief of Edwin and his siblings, that when he and wife Florence made their way to New Zealand – Nu Tirani, they would be the first Malkins to do so. As more and more info has become available for general perusal on the Internet, it has become clear they were NOT the first Malkins to arrive in New Zealand. PapersPast (a New Zealand collection of Newspapers/ Police Gazette Records etc from around NZ dating back to the mid 1800’s) tells of a James Malkin being charged and convicted of Disorderly Conduct and Obscene language in 1890. At this time it is unsure of James connection to this line of Malkin’s. The investigations still continue.

Edwin Malkin

Edwin Malkin Snr 50th Wedding Anniversary 2nd July 1963Edwin Malkin born 22nd Jan 1886 in Worksop, the largest town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire England, on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. His father, John, was born in 1845 at Oldcoates, a village in Nottinghamshire.

Florence Esther Beezer

Florence Esther Malkin 50th Wedding Anniversary 2nd July1963Florence Esther (Florrie) Beezer was born in Greenwich, London on the 3rd of December 1891. Her father Alfred Edward, was born in 1863 in Kent, South East England. She married Edwin Malkin on the 2nd of July 1913.

My paternal grandparents, Edwin & Florence Malkin (nee Beezer), along with their four daughters Floll, Wynne, Betty and Peg, left Brighton at 7:55 am on the 3rd of April 1925 for Southampton. There they boarded the RMS Corinthic for the journey to a new life in New Zealand – Nu Tirani, the ship departing at 9:00pm. Their cabin was 107 Starboard Aft. They left knowing they would not see many of their family again, heading to what was still a somewhat unknown land and opportunity.

The Corinthic did not stop at Napier, being the families original arrival port, but carried on to Wellington City arriving on the 14th of May 1925 at 6:30 am.

We will take a journey back from the arrival, to hear the story of both Edwin and Florence, and of both families history in England. It is my distinct wish to be able to provide both the New Zealand – Nu Tirani Malkin descendants and relatives in both the UK and the rest of the world as complete a story and heritage as possible.

The Falloons

I have been able to trace my Mum’s, Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Falloon, paternal family with the amazing help of the FB group based in NZ Genealogy – New Zealand Super Sleuths who dove deeply into the genealogy records to help find more information about Albert Ronald ‘Toby’ Falloon, my grandfather, his parents and their families. I thank the folk there most sincerely for their help and tenacity and have been sorting through everything as best I can. Toby was born in Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand – Nu Tirani on the 4th of June 1909 to John Henry Falloon, born about 1864, we believe, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand – Nu Tirani and Eva May Beer, born about 1883 in Masterton, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand – Nu Tirani. Her Mum, Beatrice May (May) Ledger was born in Swalwell, Durham, England on the 11th July 1906 and travelled to New Zealand – Nu Tirani Circa 1927 where she met and married Albert Ronald (Toby) Falloon in 1931.

Who am 'I'

‘I’ am Richard A Malkin, the grandson of Edwin & Florence Esther ‘Florrie’ Malkin and Albert Ronald ‘Toby’ & Beatrice May ‘May’ Falloon. I was born at Elderslea Maternity Hospital, Upper Hutt Wellington, New Zealand – Nu Tirani. My father, John Malkin, started researching both his family and my Mums’. Initially I took some slight interest in what he found and helped with a project involving family from England. It was not in me to go much further. I regret that now as so much time has passed along with family who could have and would of helped figure out where I came from.
RMS Corinthic tied up alongside at Wellington - Circa 1925
Edwin & Florence Malkin with youngest son Johns' Family - Circa 1965
May & Toby Falloon at daughter Bette Malkins home - Christmas Day 1980