Sunday, July 10, 2011


Wendy Stella Peterson
Colin Leatham Cutfield
                                                                                                    By Wendy
Wendy, George, Phyllis, Stella, George
Wendy Stella and her twin brother, George Bouet Peterson were born in Palmerston North on 5th September 1933.  After attending Russell Street Primary School she attended, followed by the Intermediate School she attended the Palmerston North Girl’s High where she represented the school at both hockey and tennis and in her final year was joint Head Prefect and Games Captain. 
From school she attended the Christ Church Teacher’s College.  After graduating, she taught at Hinten School some eight kilometers from Palmerston North.
After a trip over seas Wendy taught at Terrace End Primary School..

In 1958 she married Colin and left teaching for some years to raise a family. Alison, born 1960, Richard 1962 and Katherine 1964.
Some years later after completing several post graduate papers, she returned to teach at Awatoper College.  Golf became her main sporting interest at this stage. 
Wendy   George  Pat   kids

Always interested in education Wendy has served on numerous committees. 
Now retired she is a member of the management committee for the Citizens Advice Bureau and is generally involved in voluntary work.  Bridge has now become an interest..

Richard George, born 10 Nov. 1962 in Palmerston North.  Married Stephanie Lelia  Seffell 19 jan. 1991 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  She was born 9 April 1964 in Trier, West Germany.
Schooling for Richard was at Palmerston North boy’s high and from there to Massey University gaining a BBS degree.  A chartered accountant he is an investment manager with Penearrow Funds Management Limited.  He has considerable experience in appraising and structuring buy-out transactions, having formally worked  as a manager in the London based specialist buy-out groups of Deloitte Haskins & Sells and (on UK merger) Coopers & Lybrand.  Richard has contributed management buy-out articles to the Chartered Accountants Journal.
Jens&Anna Peterson, George&Alice Peterson, Colin Cutfield, Colin Peterson
Pat Peterson, Wendy Cutfield, Phyllis Potter, Jean Peterson
Stephanie is a lecturer at CIT in the school of Hospitality and Tourism.
Child   Charlotte Margarete Stella
Address, 52 B Truscott Ave. Johnsville, Wellington, NZ

Katherine Marie Elizabeth, born 25 Oct. 1964 in Palmerston North.  Married Anthony Pattison 10 Sep. 1994, Palmerston North.  He was born 30 March 1966.  Katherine  was a bank officer and has worked in England and is now a secretary with a Chartered Accountant.
Child    Liam John Pattison 23 Aug. 1996.
Address   93 A Gillies Ave., Taupo, NZ.

Cutfield history
Joyce and I arrived at 30 Batt Street for a “Tea”, which is much more than just a cup of tea.   As soon as all the pleasantries were over, I asked to see the house but it was not the house I was interested in.  It was a sea captains house with all the contraptions you would see in the captains cabin on an old sail ship.  A spy glass, a sextant, swords, knives and clubs.  I am writing this ten years later so I can not fully remember all that I did see.  I felt like I was on the Poop Deck an sailing off to war. 

Colin told me this story;

My great great grandfather as a young lad was put on this ship as a cabin boy.  In time they landed on a coast in Australia.  One night he jumped ship and set out looking for gold.  He hit it rich and soon became wealthy enough to buy several ships and sailed off to New Zealand.  He had a short war with the Maoris’ and now owned Auckland and a great swath of land around it.  What I was looking at was parts of a three hundred year old war ship.

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