Kōrero: Marriage and partnering

Marriage certificate, 1864

The marriage of William Shanks and Euphemia Wilson was recorded on the certificate shown here. It was their proof – should they ever need it – that they were in fact a married couple. William was 24 and Euphemia was 20 years old at the time of their marriage, and both of them were listed as 'Settler' under the 'Rank or Profession' section of the certificate.

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Presbyterian Archives, Knox College

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Marriage in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/30773/marriage-certificate-1864 (accessed 22 October 2021)

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