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.
Florence Esther Beezer
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.