The table below shows the people that make up the group.
|No||Last Name||First Names||Maiden Name||Relationship||Occupation||Born||Died||School Year|
|1||Lawrence||Edward (Ted)||Husband||General carrier||31 Jul 1900||4 Sep 1989|
|2||Lawrence||Jane||Parcell||Wife||16 Jan 1902||23 Mar 2003|
|3||Lawrence||Mary Jane||Child||6 May 1924||10 Sep 1929|
|4||Lawrence||Margaret||Child||12 Jul 1926||15 Jul 1931|
|5||Lawrence||Ivy Kathleen||Child||24 May 1928||21 May 1934|
The table below shows any historical notes about the party group.
|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
Mrs & Mrs Lawrence had dwelling #106 built for them by Mr George Cochrane Burghess before their wedding. They were married in the Methodist church (location #93) on 27 Jun 1923, by the Rev. Witherford. Mr Lawrence took over the Bannockburn to Nevis mail run some time before his wedding. He started with two horses, a cart and a gig which was used as a taxi. These were all purchased from his uncle, Mr Robert Toms, for forty pounds. The horse and gig was replaced by a Model T Ford car which was used as the mail car and taxi between Bannockburn and Cromwell. Mr Lawrence continued to run a team of horses and a cart. The horses were housed in the Stone Store Stables (location #102), the cart and gig in the store gig shed (dwelling #129) until 1928.
Mr Lawrence replaced his cart and team of horses with a Model T one ton truck, then came a Chevrolet one ton truck (Berty). Dwelling #124 was built from materials salvaged from dwelling #126 and 102. This served as a garage, petrol case storage, with a small store-office room at the north end. The Model T car was replaced by an Oakland.
The Oakland was upgraded to a six cylinder, blue Chevrolet sedan - and ex-demonstration car which cost £300 (three hundred pound). The one ton Chevy truck was joined by a two ton, and later a three ton Chevy truck. Ted Lawrence decided to concentrate on general cartage and gradually the taxi service was phased out. He employed a number of local men as drivers from time to time. Mr Earnie Parker was the first driver, and he lived for a time in part of dwelling #126. Mr Stan Vickers, then Mr Dan Cooper, also drove for Mr Lawrence. Mr Cedric Parsons was a part time taxi driver when Mr Lawrence was busy with general cartage duties. Some of the loads carried by Ted Lawrence's trucks included : 600 gallons of cream a week for a cheese factory in Dunedin. up to 15,000 cases of apricots per season. Large quantities of Briar berries for the manufacture of Robinsons Rose Hip syrup. 200 pigs to the meat works in Dunedin. 600 bales of wool per year. Many loads of hay, household items, and general freight.
Ted Lawrence fell asleep returning from the Nevis and rolled his truck, luckily with no major damage to the truck or himself.
|1628||1960||Ted Lawrence sold his carting business and retired.||
Ted Lawrence sol his cartage business to McDonalds Transport of Cromwell ans retired.
|1629||1970||Ted worked at the Cromwell Railway Station as freight manager.||
Ted Lawrence worked at the Cromwell Railway Station as freight manager until finally retiring in 1970.
|1630||1989||Death of Ted Lawrence||
Ted Lawrence lived out his retirement with Mrs Lawrence in dwelling #106. He died on 4 Sept 1989 at the age of 90 years.
|1635||1989||Mrs Lawrence remained in dwelling #106 after her husbands death.||
Mrs Lawrence continued to live in dwelling #106 after her husbands death in 1989, until her health deteriorated to a point where she could not care for herself.
|1636||1992||Mrs Lawrence moved to Cromwell.||
When Mrs Lawrence could not longer care for herself, she moved to the Cromwell hospital, now known as the Ripponvale Rest Home.
|1637||1996||Dwelling #106 sold to Mrs Jean Howse.||
The property sat vacant until it was sold to Mrs Jean Howse in 1996. Mrs Howse, of Dunedin is the grand-daughter of Mrs Jane Lawrence, daughter of Ivy Lawrence (Mrs Urquhart) of Hawea.
The table below shows a list of images related to the party group. Click on 'View Image' to display more details about the image, and to view the image.
|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|46||Lowburn Action Group calendar||c1975||Dwelling #106||View Image|
|153||Ted Lawrence Collection||c1920||Shepherds Creek Coal Mine - Bannockburn||View Image|
|183||Mrs C Spears - Jim Crabbe - Blenheim||1940||Mrs Janey Lawrence, James A Crabbe & Ted Lawrence, Quartzville||View Image|
|204||Mrs C Spears||c1920||Ted Lawrence - Driving Blossom, Fan and Star on Devil's Pinch - Nevis Road.||View Image|
|229||Mrs C Spears, R Murray||c1920||Mr Ted Lawrence driving horses on the Nevis Road.||View Image|
|236||Mrs M Valk - The Lawrence Collection||c1920||Harvesting Oats in the Nevis.||View Image|
|245||Mrs J Watt - Cromwell||c 1937||Ted Lawrence's Truck. and family group.||View Image|
|246||Mrs J Watt - Cromwell||c1937||Lawrence and Henderson Group.||View Image|
|1050||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||c1923 ?||Nevis Road - Men on horseback.||View Image|
|1074||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1930||1927 One Ton Chevrolet Truck (Berty) owned by Ted Lawrence - Nevis Road||View Image|
|1075||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c 1930||1927 one Ton Red Chevrolet Truck (Berty) - Nevis Road||View Image|
|1220||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||c1960||Edward Thomas Lawrence (ted) & Mrs Jame Lawrence||View Image|
|1392||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1932||Dwelling #106 - with Lawrence Family||View Image|
|1394||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1932||Lawrence family.||View Image|
|1593||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1930||Ted Lawrence's 2 ton Chevrolet truck with hut (location #86).||View Image|
|1594||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||16 Feb 1952||Location #485. Packing shed, Domain Road, looking north-east.||View Image|
|1595||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||16 Feb 1952||Location #485 - Packing shed, Domain Road looking north east.||View Image|
|1596||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1942||Ted Lawrence with his 1929 Chevrolet car ( cost £300 new)||View Image|
|1597||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1942||Mary Jane Lawrence and Ivy Kathleen Lawrence||View Image|
|1600||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1965||Ted & Janie Lawrence with grandchildren.||View Image|
|1807||Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin||1973||Golden wedding anniversary - Mr & Mrs Ted and Janie Lawrence||View Image|
|1808||Mrs C Spears - Bannockburn||1923||Wedding dress details - as worn by Mrs Jane Lawrence (nee Parcell)||View Image|