Here is some info: My mother married Thomas McRae Dysart at the end of the war, she was his second wife and I was about 7. He was the youngest of 13 children, and his father's name was Henry. I remember that he told me that his family had arrived in NZ via New York from County Antrim, but he was never a story teller. The family settled in Hawkes Bay, 2 brothers becoming farmers in the Sherenden area, and one a garage owner in Hastings. Tom died 1961-62 at Havelock North.
Hope this helps connect the dots, if you haven't already -