Burthus Valk
Dwelling #457
Group Number 3

Group Members

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No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Valk Burthus Husband Farm worker, rabbiter, railway employee
2 Valk Mary Lawrence Wife
3 Valk Andrew James Child 28 Dec 1957 4 Feb 1963
4 Valk Edward Burthus Child 25 Dec 1955 1 Feb 1961
5 Valk Jane Child 14 Sep 1960 14 Sep 1965


The table below shows any historical notes about the party group.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3496 1950 Burthus Valk arrived in Bannockburn

Burthus Valk arrived in Bannockburn in 1950. He lived and worked at Hawkesburn Station for Ron McElroy, then went to Mt Nicholas Station and worked for Phil Hunt

3497 1954 Marriage of Mary and Burthus

Mary worked in Stewart's store in Bannockburn in 1954. Burthus and Mary were married in the Bannockburn Methodist Church in 1954, then went to Mangawera Station as a married couple. They returned to Bannockburn in 1959 where they went to dwelling #34.

3498 1961 Burthus Valk purchased dwelling #457.

Mr Valk purchased dwelling #457 from Mr Campbell and the Valk family moved there from dwelling #34. Burthus worked for local shearing contractors Mr Eric Maskill and Bill Foreman. he also worked as a fruit picker and took on water race work. He also planted a small orchard of apricots and plums and built a packing shed.

3499 c1962 Burthus worked for the railway.

Mr Valk went to work for the railways at the Cromwell railway station. He too the place of his father in law, Ted Lawrence when he retired as a storeman.

3500 1981 Mr Valk sold dwelling #457 to Mr Dennison.

Burthus Valk sold dwelling #457 to William Dennison. The Valk family moved to Schoolhouse Road and rented dwelling #214 (school residence) while their new house in Domain Road, opposite dwelling #457 was built. Mr Valk was involved with the Bannockburn School Committee until the school closed in 1971. He held positions as chairman and secretary.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
515 Miss A Parcell Collection c1924 Mary Lawrence (Valk) View Image
723 Funeral Booklet 2001 Berthus (Ben) Valk. 1927-2001 View Image
1790 Mrs J George - Dunedin 11 Dec 1960 Baptism certificate - Methodist Church, Bannockburn. For Jane Elizabeth Valk View Image