Mary Ursula Crowther (1869-1958)

A DigitalNZ Story by Dawn Chambers

Lifetime resident of Wainuiomata

Brookfield, Scouts

A booklet titled "Mary Crowther of Brookfield" by Vicky Alexander (1993) is available at the Wainuiomata Museum

Image: Miss Crowther

Mary at her crystal set

Evening Post Photo June 1956

Miss Crowther

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Miss Crowther outside her home

Mary outside her Moore's Valley home, Wainuiomata

Evening Post Photo June 1956

Miss Crowther outside her home

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: The home of Miss Crowther

Mary's home, Moore's Valley

Evening Post Photo June 1956

The home of Miss Crowther

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Unidentified scout leader with a memorial dedicated to Mary Crowther, Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata

Dedication: To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of Mary Crowther donor of this land died 1958 aged 88

Evening Post Photo 15 June 1959

Unidentified scout leader with a memorial dedicated to Mary Crowther, Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Unveiling ceremony for a memorial erected by a Scout group, in dedication to Mary Crowther, Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata

A new open air Chapel in the Bush at 'Brookfield' erected by the Rovers

Evening Post Photo 15 June 1959

Unveiling ceremony for a memorial erected by a Scout group, in dedication to Mary Crowther, Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Brookfield scout camp, Moores Valley Road, Wainuiomata

Mary Crowther's home is just visible as a white area to the right of the middle foreground

Harry Jackson Todd Photo October 1961

Brookfield scout camp, Moores Valley Road, Wainuiomata

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark Toy Set

Brought to New Zealand by the Crowther family who settled in Moores Valley, Wainuiomata in the 1860s

Noah's Ark

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Exercise Books

Mary Crowther's Poetry and Natural Philosophy Exercise Books

Miss Mary Greenwood's School, The Terrace, Wellington 1884

Exercise Books

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa