Hi I am coming in late to this forum I have recently been working on my wife's family treeWilliam Perrett is my wife's GGGF.
Interesting that you have video's of Queenie! I have read the article about Caroline Ngoungou (Queenie) in Miriam McGregor's book "Petticoat Pioneers North Island Women of the the Colonial Era" book two.
Does anyone have birth date details for William Perrett & Mary Ann Hurlstone. they were both born in the UK the information I have is that William b1824 &Mary Ann b1832. I did find a 1846 marriage record on the NZSG marriage CD for Mary Ann Hurlstone to a William Pessot (I think this is a transcription error) but no record on the NZ Internal Affairs Online search, that would make Mary Ann would barely be 15 when she married if the 1832 D date is correct!
The book article refers to only 4 children being born at the end of 1860's, this seems to be an error I have found several family tree's in Ancestry that lists 17 children the 4 listed in the book are William, George, Mary Ann & Caroline, I also have now found at least 15 names on the IA online site shown with the surname Perrott that reconcile to the Ancestry sites I have seen. I also found a copy of a registered death record on Ancestry that lists 12 living issue 6 m 6 f when Mary Ann Perrett died in 1886 I think there should have been 13 listed and believe Caroline (Queenie) was not included in the living issue.
If anyone can confirm information especially the birth info for me please.