Here is some more information re-Halfacre.
George Henry Halfacre born 11 February 1872 Odiham, England.2nd son of Samuel Halfacre and Mary Knight. Brothers: Arthur, Algy and Robert. Sisters: Florence, Ada and Mabel.
GHH went to USA at 19yrs and returned to England 3 times before imigrating to NZ.
GHH married Emily Raggert in 1894, she died in 1910.
Harry (died in infancy)
Ruth (died in infancy)
Adella (died in infancy)
Dorothy Mabel (1901-1985)
Albert John (1903-1977)
Richard John (1906-1961)
GHH married Amy Winifred Brown 1915 (have wedding photo)
1 child only (DOB & DOD 1916)
Albert John Halfacre
Married Daisy Jane Hills 1935/6 at St Johns, Rangiora. Farmed at Northbrook Road for many years. Albert was a cook in World War 2 in the Pacific Islands. After the war they ran a Guest House in Peel Forest. No children.
Richard John Halfacre (Dick)
Blind, sectioned to Sunnyside Hospital in his 30s (before then he lived with his parents)Died in 1961. Amy (stepmother)used to visit him once a month.
Dorothy Mabel Halfacre (Dot)
Kept house for her father George until he married Amy in 1915.
Married: Horace Steel Tomlinson 11/11/1929
Children: Margaret Joy 1931, Kenneth John 1932, Dorothy Jean 1933 (Jean).
Put in an orphanage until George Remarried in 1915 (8 yrs old)
Married: clarence Arthur Brown 28 February 1933.
Children: Natalie Isabel 1933, Lois Winnifred 1938.
Clarence Arthur Brown (my grandfather)his parents were Philip Reddington and Mother was Georgina Viva Brown, who was the older sister of Amy Winnifred Brown.
As you can see I am related to both Halfacres and the Brown family through marriage. My mother (Lois Winnifred) has lots of photos of the Browns (ie brothers and sisters) and parents (George James Brown and Georgina Harriet Driver) Their Diamond Wedding was celebrated in 1937 and we jhave a copy of the article which was published in the Press if you want it.
You will have to tell me your connection to Amy Winifred Brown and let me know if you want any more info and I am happy to send you photos if you want. My mother has a very good memory about her grandmothers (Amy and Vi) and her Auntys and Uncles on the Brown side.