The 2-storied house in view on the left was the home of William Ross Brownlee who was the youngest of four brothers who were engineers and natives of Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They had all been engaged in their father's prestigious timber business in Glasgow Scotland & New Orleans USA. In 1863 William decided to venture to New Zealand with his wife and young family of five. The house in front was also owed by William and may have been their first home before building his ornate residence.
Cook Street Havelock
Below you will find the message written on the back of the postcard. In the event we have duplicates of the same postcard, multiple messages may be found below.
C/o Empire Theatre, Nelson 8th August 1919. Dear Father, your welcome letter of 5th August 1919 was handed to me just as the car was leaving for Blenheim at 9am this morning. I will answer it on arrival at Blenheim. This is the place where you stop for Dinner. A very pretty place it is too. The weather is tip top. We will be in Blenheim in about 1 and a quarter hours. I am in best of health. Hoping all are the same.
I remain your loving Son - Colin
My Dear Katie
Many thanks for your lovely letter. Mr Brownlee has been very ill with that horrid complaint "Eczema" for 3 weeks he was confined to the house - So Dr Williams advised him to go to Wellington and consult Dr Mason & he has been over there for 10 days & he is a little better now. He has been ill going on now for 6 weeks. I am pleased with the Postcard Rose sent me. With the two Champion "Boating Ladies" . How will you have come out Rose I think. Write Soon xxxxxx
14th March 1913