Kōrero: Marriage and partnering

Deception, 1886

Deception, 1886

Frederick Gush, whose police mugshot is shown here, was convicted in 1886 of making a false declaration of marriage. Despite having a wife and several children, Gush had apparently planned to marry ‘a young lady on this coast’ (Hawera and Normanby Star, 16 October 1886, p. 2). He was sentenced to five months in jail.

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New Zealand Police Museum

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Marriage in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30777/deception-1886 (accessed 27 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017