Lily and May Bowmar; 17-162

Name/Title

Lily and May Bowmar

About this object

L-R Violet Lilian Smyth nee Bowmar, known as Lily b.1883 d.1964, and Elizabeth May Bowmar b.1878 d.1958 , known as May.

May was unmarried was the postmistress at Mangawai Post Office between the years of 1908-1912 and was a skilled seamstress. She also kept books for her brother Daniel's business ventures. May left Mangawai about 1918 to live with her sister Lily in Mt Albert, Auckland.

In 1931 Lily married Hibernicus Travers Smyth known as Hibi.

Object number

17-162

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