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Jane Alice Bond

 (1867-1956)
Notable Women Walk

 (1867-1956)

Notable Women Walk

Black and white photo of Jane Bond and children outside a school house.

Jane Alice Bond was born in Nelson the third child of William Bond and Elizabeth Percy. She worked as a primary school teacher, first at Hampden Street school and then at Toi Toi School. Ill health brought an early retirement while she was first assistant of the Girl’s Central School.

She had developed an interest in writing when helping her father, the owner and co-editor of the newspaper The Colonist. She published several articles on Nelson's history in the newspaper

Jane was also involved in the Church of England, leaving money in her will to Whareamea Home for the aged and having a wing named after her. She also left money for St Andrew’s orphanage, St John Ambulance, Red Cross and Crippled Children’s Society. Ref Lash Max. Nelson Notables 1840-1940.

Image: Miss Bond, Hampden Street School, Courtesy Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection, 32911/3

Burial Records

  • Bond Grace buried ashes 16 January 1954
  • Bond William T H buried June 1867 aged 1 year 10months
  • Bond Elizabeth buried 31 January 1911 aged 69 years
  • Bond William Thornton buried 14 September 1933 aged 92 years
  • Bond John Henry Casson.

Headstone transcription

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth beloved wife of William Thornton Bond who died January 29th 1911 aged 69 years. And William Thornton Bond who died September 12th 1933 aged 92 years. And their elder daughter Jane Alice who died July 4th 1956. Until the day dawn.
In Memory of John Henry Casson Bond died April 17th 1932. And Nancy Beatrix Grant-Taylor only daughter of the above died May 18th 1932 aged 26 years. No More the Seas Shall Sever In Loving Memory of Elizabeth beloved wife of William Thornton Bond who died January 29th 1911 aged 69 years. And William Thornton Bond who died September 12th 1933 aged 92 years. And their elder.

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