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Bailey Family New Zealand

Reunion Details

Who Are We
Our Origins
Re Union Details
Did You Know?
Some History

Print Registration Form 

Dear family member, We are writing to invite you to come to our family reunion. Preparations are well in hand for the Bailey reunion. The small planning group has received positive feedback as to the plans and looks forward to your registration often dollars to help get things off the ground.

This money will keep you on the mailing list and will be discounted from your final registration. We will also send you a package of information about your family including a copy of the family tree. We need your help in identifying Bailey descendants so that we can send this newsletter to them. Please contact us so that their name can be entered on our mailing list We have over 110 names so far, but are including a spare registration sheet for you to send on. We plan to establish a website in time, and are most keen for any contributions you might have regarding family history and genealogy. Thank you to those who sent back corrections and additions to the family tree.

Draft Programme

Saturday 20th October 2001

11.00 registrations

12.00   Lunch and genealogy               afternoon
A session where we share old photographs, records treasures and documents of our family history. A bring and share session. Update of family tree, Photographs

7.00 p.m. Drinks

8.00 p.m. Family reunion                   dinner

 Sunday 21st October 2001 11.00 am

Visit some of our of family landmarks, historic homes, cemeteries, farms and sawmilling sites in Taonui and Sanson.

Shared Lunch

5.00 p.m. Barbecue farewell get together

NB this programme is likely to change


Why have a reunion?

2001 marks the 130th year since the Bailey brothers entered the Manawatu. The reunion will be a chance for the generations to come back together, to make those important links, share genealogies and to pass on to the younger people some of our family heritage.

There will be Baileys aplenty in township of Feilding when descendants of James Alexander Bailey congregate for their first ever re-union.

Four of James's sons migrated to the Feilding district about 1871. During Labour Weekend next year families of their 150 living descendants will celebrate 130 years of settlement in the area.

Organisers are confident of a strong turnout for the event but say that there have been very few replies to pre-registration letters sent to family members earlier this year. Returns are needed for organisers tb determine what activities will be offered over the weekend.

Plans are being made for bus tours around the district, a re-union dinner and static historical and genealogical displays. It is hoped a book recording the history of the Bailey family in New Zealand will be produced after the re-union.

To assist our planning we need to know whether you are interested in coming. Please reply by downloading, printing filling in and mailing the registration form, along with $10.00 NZ by the 31st AUGUST 2000