I am from Christchurch originally & have recently with the help of my Uncle, gathered data on all our Markers from the time they left Puddletown Dorset in approx 1880 up to the 1930s or thereabouts. I don't have recent family details of other living Markers other than my immediate family.
The founders of our branch of the Markers were Thomas Marker (b Devon) & Sarah Ware (b devon).
When they emigrated to NZ they left behind their oldest son Frank who had more or less become 'owned' by his grandmother & who stayed there & had his own family of Markers. Most still in the Somerset / Dorset region.
Some Markers from NZ have moved to Australia.
There were other Markers who settled in Australia who came from the south of England. A few also came from Germany/Denmark & settled in South Australia. I don't have any detailed info on those Markers & am not seeking any.
If any Markers who originated in NZ would like to contact me I believe we could help each other quite a bit.Sadly one Marker from Christchurch who was interested in the family, died a few years back & that meant I lost an important contact.