Stephen & Rebecca Brooker

Stephen & Rebecca Brooker Behind the naming of the suburb New Brighton Buried at Addington Cemetery in Christchurch The story of the Brooker Family: Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

The Brooker Family Memorial Seat

Was very surprised to come across this memorial plaque on a seat in Victoria Square. I had seen the graves of Stephen and Rebecca Brooker in Addington Cemetery and knew their story. It goes like this: William Free was just 10 years old when he arrived in Lyttelton on the “Cressy”. 10 or so days …