BUILT IN 1860, HOUHORA
NEW ZEALAND

 
Old Sophie SUBRITZKY, who lived and died in that Homestead that we all love so much, has some 3,500 blood descendants living in New Zealand. Some of the more notable members of our family, and well known New Zealanders are:
 
Sir James HENARE, KBE, DSO (last Commanding Officer of the 28th Maori Battalion)
Sir Stephen ROBERTS, CMG, MA LittD Melb. pp.(Chancellor Emeritus, University of Sydney)
Professor Richard MATTHEWS, ONZ (Microbiologist)
Bill SUBRITZKY, QSM (Evangelist)
Alice EVANS (Historian and Author)
Wilf WAGENER, MBE (Historian and museum director)
Dame Miriam DELL, ONZ, DBE (Champion of Women's issues)
Les SUBRITZKY (New Zealand's First professional diver)
Maria BENISTON (Author)
His Honour Judge Russell JOHNSON, ED (High Court Judge)
Florence KEENE, QSM (Author of Northland history)
Graham STANDRING (US Racing Car Champion)
Bryce SUBRITZKY (New Zealand Speedway Champion)
Tau HENARE, MP (Unionist and Member of Parliament)
Captain Basil SUBRITZKY (Subritzky Shipping Line)
Mike SUBRITZKY (Historian, author and poet)
Sophie BIRD (celebrated child violinist)
Roy WAGENER (Author)
George HENARE, OBE (Actor)
Captain Brett SUBRITZKY (6th generation Master Mariner)
Michael MOORE (Subritzky Shipping Line)
Justin BIRD (celebrated child musician)
Des SUBRITZKY (Long serving Deputy Mayor of Dargaville)
Sue BRADFORD, MP (Activist for the poor and Member of Parliament)
Shadow SUBRITZKY (Maori All Black)
 
These are just a few of the members of our extended family who have made their mark in pages of New Zealand's history and there are many others who I am sure that I have overlooked, but I hope that the point I am trying to make is that we all of us owe it to our Tipuna (ancestor) "Old Sophie" SUBRITZKY and her family to keep our family Homestead preserved for our future generations.
 
Please feel free to onsend this Newsletter to all of our Family, Klan Polski, Whanau and Friends.
 
Mike Subritzky
(Author - The Subritzky Legend)


LINKS
NZ Antarctic Veterans Association
28 Maori Battalion (Waikato branch)
Pro Patria website
Legion of Frontiersmen


The Subitzky Family of Northland
Epitaph for old Sophie
The Flak Jacket Collection of War Poetry
Baptisms
SUBRITZKY/WAGENER HOMESTEAD
Biography of Mike Subritzky
ARMISTICE DAY
'SONG OF WAR'
Poem in honour of the fallen
ANZAC Day
'SPIRIT OF ANZAC'