7th April 2005, 15:25
I'm a first generation NZr of English & half French decent. I'm a married mother of two and on my father's side there are seafarers. My father was a Ship's 3rd Engineer (one voyage only Britain to NZ after WWII [seasickness never left]), G-Father & GG-Father sea captains. G-Father sailed before the mast on tea clippers. Surname Bate. I'm interested in all history and in genealogy.