Story: Dutch

Early settler, Adriana Pieters (1st of 3)

Early settler, Adriana Pieters

Adriana Pieters was born into a wealthy shipping family in Rotterdam, and in 1881 married an Englishman, Arthur Swarbrick. Following the wedding they sailed for New Zealand, where Arthur had a farm on the outskirts of Hamilton. Adriana and her husband are pictured soon after their marriage.

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Private collection, Swarbrick family

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Redmer Yska, 'Dutch - First arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016