William & Isabel LUXFORD

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William & Isabel LUXFORD

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In memory of
William Lewis LUXFORD
born Wellington NZ
8 Dec 1854
died 9 Aug 1938
And of his wife
Isabel Eleanor Carolina LUXFORD
born London 22 Oct 1853
died 14 May 1931

Photo of William Lewis LUXFORD

Evening Post – 16 October 1928
(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) AUCKLAND, This Day.
The early days of the timber industry in New Zealand were recalled by William Lewis Luxford, of Mount Albert, who retains vivid memories of Wellington when the foreshore reached as far as Lambton quay. He celebrates the golden jubilee of his wedding today.

Mr. Luxford was born in Wellington in 1854. He was the eldest son of Mr. G. H. Luxford. He attended a preparatory school with twenty-five others, and Sir George Hunter is the only other survivor. In 1877 he went to England with his parents in the barque Ballarat, and for a time attended a school at Jersey. Later he traveled on the Continent, touring France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. He returned to Wellington in 1860. Mr. Luxford was for several years engaged in farming and saw milling ventures in the Wellington province. In 1877 he traveled to England in the first steamer of the Orient Line, the Lusitania, which made the then record trip of 40 days from Adelaide to Plymouth. On this trip Mr. Luxford married Miss Isabella Gonzales, of Ondoonly, a grandchild of Guiseppe Gonzales, of Milan, Italy. The first two years of their married life were spent at Jersey. Returning to the Dominion in 1880, Mr. Luxford settled at Palmerston North. He was a member of the Palmerston North Borough Council for ten years, and had several sawmills in Manawatu and Hawkes Bay districts. After retirement he lived at Hamilton, and later at Mount Albert.

There are four sons and two daughters. The sons are Messrs. J. H. Luxford, the Magistrate, of Whangarei, F. W. Luxford, of Hamilton, H. B. Luxford, of Te Kuiti, and T. G. Luxford, of Epsom. The daughters are Mrs. J. H, Cubitt and Miss K. Luxford, of Auckland.[1]

Evening Post 10 August 1938:

Recollections of old-time voyages, the British statesman John Bright, and Pope Pius IX were among those recounted in his lifetime by Mr. William Lewis Luxford, whose death has occurred at the age of 84 years at his home at Ponsonby, states today’s "New Zealand Herald.”

Born in Wellington,’Mr. Luxford at the age of 11 went to England and later attended school at Jersey. He travelled extensively on the Continent and toured France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. In 1869 he returned to New Zealand and for several years was engaged in farming and sawmilling ventures in the Wellington district. He visited England again in 1877 and finally returned a few years later to settle at Palmerston North, where he was a member of the Borough Council for ten years. For a period after his retirement he lived at Hamilton, later at Mount Albert, and for several years before his death in Dedwood Terrace, Ponsonby.

Mr. Luxford made his first voyage to England in the barque Ballarat. "It took us 30 days to reach Cape Horn," he said when once; describing the experience. "We sailed among icebergs in bitterly cold, miserable weather. The water poured into the ship and my bunk was wet all the time."

When Mr. Luxford reached England he went for a tour through Wales. When staying at Caernaervon he was stopped at the steps of his hotel one morning by a man who said: "Hello, my boy. What part of the world do you come from? You did not get those freckles in England." When the lad told him he said: "New Zealand? That is the place where they have cold missionary without any gravy. I suppose you have come Home to go to school? Mind they teach you to eat your meals without any missionary." He shook hands with the boy and went inside. Mr. Luxford subsequently learned that the man to whom he had been talking was John Bright. When travelling in Italy with his uncle they visited St. Peter’s, Rome. "A procession came from the direction of the altar," said Mr. Luxford when relating the incident, "and when it reached us a man whom, we took to be a priest came across and shook hands with us. After we had left a verger said, ‘That was his Holiness. He wished to welcome you to Rome.’ " Mr. Luxford leaves four sons and two daughters. The sons, are Mr. J. H. Luxford, who is present relieving Magistrate in Auckland, and Messrs. F W., H. B., and T. G. Luxford. The daughters are Mrs. J. H. Cubbitt and Miss K. Luxford, of Auckland. [2]

Hamilton Court of View file relating to William Lewis LUXFORD:

Newspaper article relating to Mr G H LUXFORD…William’s father:
Feilding Star – 7 July 1898
Relic of the Past.
In Tuesday’s issue of the Times appeared particulars of an old document held by Mrs G. M. Snelson, of Palmerston North, in the shape of a recommendation to the authorities that Mr P. Clarke should be appointed to take charge of the new lighthouse then proposed to be erected at the entrance of the harbour of Port Nicholson. Our Palmerston correspondent supplied the names attached to the document, and said that old identities to whom it had been shown could only pick three survivors out of the whole list. Yesterday Mr G. H. Luxford, who arrived in Wellington as far back as 1840, and who signed the paper in question, called upon us and said there were four still alive — himself, and Messrs John Plimnier, James Taine and W. Taylor. Mr Luxford, who is still hale and hearty, also furnished particulars as to where the remainder passed away, believing that it would prove of interest. The following died in Wellington : — William Hickson, William Lyon, J. Howard Wallace, James Smith, George Waters, W. J. Loxley, George Crawford, William Spinks, John Johnston, George Moore, James Firth, W. H. Rottermund, Edward Roe, William Luxford, C. Mills, W. Telford, John J. Curtis, E. Von Alzdorf and J. Dougherty. Alzdorf was killed during an earthquake in 1855, and Dougherty was found dead on the road to the Pilot station. Concerning the others, W. B. Rhodes died at Wadestown ; Robert Waitt, in Canterbury ; Daniel Munn, in Napier; W, Fitzherbert, at the Hutt; John Masters, at Masterton; James Wilson, in Scotland ; J. McBeth, at Rangitiki ; T. W. Tankersley, at Masterton ; H. Taylor, at Greytown ; Mr J. J. Curtis, at Sydney.[3]

About John Hector LUXFORD [1890-1971] former Mayor of Auckland and son of William and Isabel:


The Early Ploughman (The Morning Spread Upon the Mountains) 1973.178.GR

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Samual Palmer; c. 1861; Etching.

This piece is arguably Palmer’s finest etching since he began using the medium in 1850. It was inspired by his travels in Italy in 1838-9, with the distant hills suggestive of the Alps, and the cypress trees originated in a sketch executed at Tivoli. The sky is reminiscent of Turner, whom Palmer greatly admired, while the standing woman was inspired by his collection of Greek and Roman statues, similar to those in the Garman-Ryan Collection. The picture is carefully composed upon two intersecting diagonals that are united by the birds and trees.

Image from page 230 of “The Ridpath library of universal literature : a biographical and bibliographical summary of the world’s most eminent authors, including the choicest extracts and masterpieces from their writings …” (1899)

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Title: The Ridpath library of universal literature : a biographical and bibliographical summary of the world’s most eminent authors, including the choicest extracts and masterpieces from their writings …
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900
Subjects: Literature
Publisher: New York : The Fifth avenue library society
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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as* a young man not understood. His first workwas On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of StifficieiitReason (1813), After travelling in Italy he re-turned to Berlin; then, about 1831, he took up hisresidence at Frankfort, where for his last thirtyyears he led the life of a gloomy recluse. His prin-cipal work, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (TheWorld considered as Will, 1819), was written be-fore he was thirty. He published nothing morefor sixteen years, after which he wrote The Willin Nature {iZ^Q) ; The Two Fundamental Problems ofEthics (1841); Parerga and Paraltpomena (1851),and other treatises. Schopenhauer is a pronounced type of the pes-simistic school of philosophy. He held, amongother absurd theories, that the world is essential-ly and radically wrong. THE EGOISTIC WILL. Our inductive science ends with the questions, Whence ? Wherefore ? We observe facts and classify them, but then follows a question respecting *.ke Substance that lies behind the Facts. What do they (216)

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ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER. . ARTHUR SCHOPESHAUER 217 express ? What is the Will of which they are the Repre-sentation ? If we were isolated from the world aroundus, we could not answer the question. But we are notso isolated. We belong to Nature, and Nature is in-cluded in ourselves. We have in ourselves the law ofthe world around us. VTe find in our own bodies themechanical laws and those of the organic life manifestedin plants and animals. We have the same understand-ing which we find working around us in the system ofNature. If we consisted only of Body and Understand-ing, we could not distinguish ourselves from Nature,If we know ourselves, we know what is in Nature, Now what do we find the facts controlling our ownnatural life ? An impulse which we may call the Willto live. We often use the word Will in a complex senseas implying both Thought and Choice ; but in its pur-est, simplest sense, as the word is used here it meansthe impulse or force which is the cause of a phenom-enon. In thi

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