John SLINES of County Cork, Ireland married Mary and had three children - Patrick (1869-1944), Mary (1872-1952) and John Thomas (1880-1968).
The family arrived at College Street Wellington c1900 and lived there till c1925, probably on the same property – at No.19 (1900-1909) then No.31
thereafter. Both John and Mary died at 31 College Street - John on 20 Aug 1920 and Mary on 25 March 1921. Both are buried at Karori
On 02 November 1904 John Thomas SLINES, a Permanent Artilleryman, was injured at Fort Ballance as a result of an accident with the big gun. He
was residing at 31 College Street in 1911 and by trade was a striker.
Another John SLINES (1892-1967), from Piopio in the Waikato, gave his address as 31 College Street when he enlisted on 29 September 1917. He
was the son of James SLINES, also of County Cork, Ireland. John suffered a gunshot wound to his right foot on 08 Oct 1918 on the Western Front
(WW1 70750). His father, James, died 13 Feb 1931 at Paemako and was buried at Piopio. James' wife Margaret was born in Dunedin.
1st Postcard Details
To dear Mrs Slines with love from Belle.
Addressed to: Mrs Slines, No.19 College St., Wellington
"Christmas Remembrance to a Dear Friend. There's Gladness in the very thought, Of Friend Rememb'ring Friend, Fair Links of Gold that make the Chain, Of Friendships without end. I wish thee all the good that comes into this world of ours, Glad Hopes, Fair Joys and Blessings True and Sunshine through the show'rs.
J. Beagles & Co. Ltd., London, E.C., Printers & Publishers - Printed in England - Series No. 326 G Beagles' Post
2nd Postcard Details
Thank you for the post card. Hope you are welll. Winnie.
Addressed to: Miss M. Slines, 31 College Street, Wellington
Stamp: 1/2d green NZ Pictorial Definitive (1904 Perf 14)
Rotary Photographic Plate Sunk Gem Series - Rotary Photo E.C. (London) Un-numbered - titled "In Harbour"