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Pioneer Dalmatian Settlers of the Far North 
Four years in the making, 200 stories of pioneering families who came from Croatia in search of a better life. Includes 900 historical photographs.  A substantial, high quality, collectable book and a treasure trove of family history for generations to come.

The book is available direct from Kaye Dragicevich simply by sending an order by email or by post.  
Book Launch:
The book was launched at Kaitaia Dalmatian Club OPEN DAY 23 September 2017

The PRE PAID price is $80 per book, plus $8 postage.   (Please add $3.50 for rural delivery) one payment per order please.  


BOOKS are also available from selected book shops.
Marston Moor, Kaitaia
Kaitaia Museum at the Te Ahu Centre
Gloss  - Mangonui Stationary and Lotto
Village Books Waipapa
Kerikeri Stationary & Lotto
Gifts on Rathbone - Whangarei
Dargaville Museum

200 Family stories, 900 photographs, gum field maps  WW1 and WW2 records, carnival beauty queens,  sports heros and entertainers.

​Family Stories: 

​      Mate Alfirevich and Marija Kosovich both from Zaostrog
Johnny Babich from Runovic and Vinka Boljat from Solin
Joe Babich from Umljani and Mara Grgich from Vlaka
Zakarija Bacica  from Luka, Dugi Otok and Annie Alfirevich from Waiharara, NZ
Frank Batistich from Zrnovo  and Mary Pollard from Auckland NZ
Peter Batistich from Zrnovo and Ena Ashby from Oruawharo, NZ
Jack Belich from Zrnovo and Antica Ilich from Vis
Jakov Belich from Zrnovo and Marija Batistic from Zrnovo
Peter Bilcich from Bogomolje and Manda Bilcic from Bogomolje
Ljubo Bilcich and Zorica Radojkovich both from Loviste
Tony Boroevich from Sumartin and 1. Mihi TeWhiu from Hokianga, NZ
                                                                        2. Manda Dominkovich from Nakovan
Ivan Brajkovich from Zivogosce and Audree Crawford from Kaikohe, NZ
      Mate Brajkovich from Zivogosce and Melba Sutich from Te Kopuru, NZ
Ante Brljevich from Momici and Katica Godinovich from Bogomolje
Tony Buselich from Kozica and Millie Radonich from Dargaville, NZ
Marko Buselich from Kozica and Katie Boroevich from Waiharara, NZ
Nicholas Covich from Tucepi and 1. Polly Peri from Hokianga, NZ
                                                                    2. Nancy Byett from Gloucestershire UK
Luka Covich from Tucepi and Tonka Jurlina from Zivogosce
Antonio Didovich from Lumbarda and Margarita Kovacevic from Mala Selo
George Divich from Drvenik and Maud Adams from Ahipara, NZ
Grgo Dragicevich from Kozica and Frana Klaric from Upper Nakovan
       George Dragicevich from Awanui, NZ
Joe Dragicevich from Nakovan and Marija Dominkovic from Nakovan
Tony Duzevich  and Vica Roic both from Dol, Hvar 
Joe Erceg from Sucuraj and Ivy Covich from Tucepi
Tony Erstich from Vrgorac and Kataraina Matenga from Awanui, NZ
Peter Fredatovich from Vrbanj, Hvar and Lukrica Soljan from Stari Grad
Leo Gaelic from Sumartin Brac, and Ida Urwin Mt Eden, NZ
Mate Glucina from Drasnice and Marguerita Neeson from Kelston, NZ
Charlie Grbic from Zivogosce and Maude Baker
Andrew Grbic and Kate Grbic both from Zivogosce
      Victor Grbic from Zivogosce and Marama Edwards from Ahipara NZ
      Jack Grubisa  from Drvenik and Katie Pribicevich from Lake Ohia, NZ
George Hrstich from Drasnice and File Urlic from Drasnice
Ivan Ivankovich from Bogomolje and Lukrica Banovic from Gdinj
Wartime on island of Hvar
Andrija Jelas from Zivogosce and Matija Lulich from Igrane
Dinko Jelicich and Justina Modric both from Sucuraj
Eric Jerkovich from Drasnice and Lizzie Guthrie from Kaikohe NZ
Jack Jujnovich from Kozica and Marija Antunovich from Drvenik
Peter Jujnovich from Kozica and Ivka Viskovic from Drasnice
Tony Jujnovich from Kozica  and Winnie Pivac from Dargaville NZ
Ivan Jujnovich from Kozica and Venus Fredatovich from Henderson NZ
Mary Jujnovich from Kozica  and Joseph Moran from Hastings NZ 
Frank Jujnovich from Kozica and Dulcie Gedye from Gisborne NZ
Ned Jujnovich from Kozica and Therese Tangney from Timaru NZ
Ivan Juranovich from Drvenik and Jessie Paora/Paul from Kaeo NZ 
Bob Jurisich from Baska Voda and Mabel Kleskovich/Anderson Houhora NZ
Clem Jurlina and Karmela Lozina both from Zivogosce
Loui Jurlina from Zivogosce and Frances Dragicevich from Nakovan
Mijo Katavich from Orah Vrgorac, and Anka Marevich from Podrujnica
Mick Katavich from Orah Vrgorac and Dinka Majic from Zavojane
George Klaricich from Zivogosce and Nikki Toi from Omapere NZ
Andrija Kleskovich from Mlini and Erina Kaka from Te Kao NZ
Mate Klinac from Kokorici  and Ivy Kosovich from Zaostrog
Jack Kosovich from Zaostrog and Ivy Phillips from Rawene NZ
Joe Kostanich from Drvenik and Mande Balich from Split
George Marevich from Podrujnica and Rosie Milicich from Phildelphia USA
Mick Kovacevich from Rascane and Lena Matiu/Matthews from Pangaru NZ
Ted Kunicich and Dobra Duzevich both from Dol, Hvar
Wine growing in the North
Steve Kunicich from Herekino NZ and Barbara Despot from Zaostrog
Tony Lendich from Kozica and 1. Lucy Begovich from Kozica
                                                         2. Doris Inch from Dargavillie NZ
Frank Lozina from Zivogosce and Violet Kunicich from Herekino NZ
Luka Lucietich from Podgora and Rosina Hunt 
Mate Lunjevich and Lucija Boric both from Podgora 
Peter Lunjevich and Ane Vodanovich both from Podgora
Luke Lunjevich and Mare Vodanovich both from Podgora
Dan Lunjevich and Matija Vodanovich both from Podgora
Marino Lunjevich from Podgora and Lizzie Waru from Whangape NZ
Fred Lunjevich from Herekino NZ and Tonka Jelicich from Sucuraj
Nikola Lupis from Nakovan and Frana Bilcic from Bogomolje
William Manga from Ahipara NZ and Kathleen Simeon from Pamapuria NZ
George Marevich from Podrujnica and Rosie Milicich from Phildelphia USA
Tony Marinkovich from Te Kopuru NZ and Ljubica Covich from Tucepi
John Marinkovich Bol, Island of Brac and Nellie Worth Truro UK
Tony Markotich Vrgorac and Perina Vidovic from Vis
Tony Martinac from Vrgorac and Katie Grbic from Herekino NZ
Joe Matich from Racisce and Florence Stanisich from Waiharara NZ
Mate Matich from Vrgorac and Anka Klinac  from Kokorici
Mate Matich from Vrgorac and Marija Juranovich from Drvenik
Kuzma Matijevich and 1. Jelena Srhoj
                                          2. Jakica Godinovich All from Bogomolje
Vicko Matulovich Zrnovo and Iva Radich Vrgorac
Peter Mihaljevich from Igrane and Barbara Pribicevich from Lake Ohia NZ
Frank Mihaljevic/Mikalovich from Igrane & Margaret Keane from Kilworth Ireland
Kleme Milich from Podgora and 1. Neta Hita from Whirinaki NZ
                                                   2. Mare Jakich from Podgora
Alex Milich Flying Officer from Waiharara NZ 
Tom Misa and Antica Radonich both from Podgora
Jure Pastar from Gozdavac and Vica Pamic from Nakovan
John Paušina from Vrucica and Clare Brady from Sydney AU
Ilija Pavlovich from Gabela  and Perica Viskovich from Drasnice
Joe Pavlovich from Gabela and Smiljanka Stojkovich from Podgora
Filip Pavlovich and Kata Niksich both from Gabela


The book is 120 pages of large historical photos. The captions include over 500 gum diggers/ and families that have been identified who were in the Far North of New Zealand between 1898-1940.  
The "Gumfield Collection" is a hard covered book photo book with high quality Northwood photographs on robust paper that show life as it was on the gum fields. Never before have so many gum field photos have been published together, along with photos showing the areas the early settlers landed.  

Many of the photographs taken by the NORTHWOOD Brothers were unnamed until now. I have been fortunate to have been assisted by some lovely old Dallys who have named a lot of the people captured by the photographer to make this lasting historical record. I have made a manual list of the names identified in photographs and it is astounding, over 500 names. 


Arano, Nopera34
Awanui Hotel11
Awanui Wharf10

Babich, Ivan33, 36, 57
Babich, Jack 33, 57, 116
Babich, Joseph33
Babich, Mate33, 57
Babich, Steve30, 33, 57
Babich, Vera 116
Babich, Vide36, 57
Babich, Vinka 116
Bakalich, Louje 116
Bakalich, Tony113
Banovic, Jakov66
Banovich, George30
Baran, J31
Barbarich, Tony31
Batistic, Antun104
Batistic, Jakov104, 107
Batistic, Jozo104
Batistic, Nikola63, 104
Batistich, Frank103
Batistich, Peter63
Bebich, Mick88
Bebich, Steve88
Belich, Jimmy63
Belich, Nick63
Belich, Tony63
Berghan, Mrs James81
Bilcich, Tom63
Bilish, Mary63
Bilish, Natalie63
Bilish, Peter63
Bledisloe, Lord & Lady23
Borich, Jakov105
Boroevich, Ante36, 57
Botica, A103
Botica, F103
Botica, P103
Botica, P103
Bowman, Elizabeth114
Bowman, Jack36
Bowman, John81
Bowmar, Dan114
Bowmar, Sarah114
Brajkovich, Mate44, 45, 46
Brass, David88
Brcic, Ivan104
Brljevich, Gladys93
Brljevich, Tony93
Brljevich, Violet93
Buljan, Marko36,
Bulog, Joze36, 51
Bulog, Stipan36, 51
Bulog, Toma36, 51
Burmaz, Ivan113
Buselich, Marko 116

Cebalo, Jerko104
Cebalo, Stipan104
Cebelo, Jakov93, 107
Cibilich, Tony63
Covich, Anka80, 93
Covich, Bob80, 93
Covich, Eku81, 83
Covich, Louisa93
Covich, Luka80, 93
Covich, Mary93
Covich, Nicholas53, 82, 94
Covich, Polly53
Covich, Tonka93
Culav, Ante 51
Culav, Peter61
Curac, Antun104, 110
Curac, Ivan104, 110
Curac, Jozo104
Curac, Marin104
Curac, Marko104
Curach, Tony103
Cvitanovic, Ante64, 65
Cvtanovich, Joe58, 59

Dargaville, Victoria Street12
Dean, Luka101
Dean, Peter105
Dean, Sam103
Dean, Simun105
Delich, Nikola 61
Delich, Stipan61
Despot, Tony36
Didovic, Ivan104
Didovic, Ivan107
Didovic, Jerko104, 107
Divich, Mate51, 63
Dominkovich, Stipan51
Dragicevich's Store11
Duzevich, Vice 116

England, D36
Erceg, Ivan (Jack)57
Erceg, Joze57,
Erceg, Steve63
Evans, Bill27

Farac, Antun110
Farac, Mate112, 113
Farack Marka110
Fell, Sir Godfrey67
Fistonich, Andrija31, 60
Fleming, George61
Franicevich, Ivan63
Franich, J103
Franich, Mark
Franich, Mate103
Frankovich, Jack113

Gallagher, Tom& Martha22
Garelja, Ivan105
Garmaz, Fred 116
Gilich/Gaelic, Leo18
Glucina, Marino108
Godinovich, Grgo 116
Grbich, Frank47, 83, 93
Grbin, Antun104
Grbin, Ivan104
Grbin, Nikola107
Grljusich, Tony 116
Grubisa, Jack28, 31, 51
Grubisa, Mate28
Grubisa, Tony28, 90
Gugich, Ante 44, 45, 46

Hagger, F30
Hagger, Fred36
Hildreth, Winnie 116
Hokai, Dempsey82
Houhora Hotel18
Houhora Wharf18
Housham, Fred55, 59,59
Hutleys Boarding House11

Ivicevich, Mate93

Jakich, Joe93
Jelaš , Ante51
Jelicich, Berislav82, 85,93
Jelicich, Dick113
Jelicich, Dinko (Menego)47, 85, 93
Jelicich, Tom80, 82, 93
Jerkovich, George44, 45, 46
Jerkusich, Jack 116
Jerocevic, Jakov104
Jujnovich, Anne 116
Jujnovich, Ivan (Jack) 116
Jujnovich, Ivka 116
Jujnovich, Matija 116
Jujnovich, Ned 116
Jujnovich, Peter 116
Jujnovich, Tony 116
Juranovic, Ivan31, 51
Juretich, C103
Jurisich, S103
Jurlina, Boris 79
Jurlina, Clem44, 45, 46,54 55,58, 59, 62
Jurlina, Frances79
Jurlina, Gladys 116
Jurlina, Hinko79
Jurlina, Ivan63, 79
Jurlina, Dick 116
Jurlina, Loui31

 Jurlina, Loui79
Jurlina, Milan63
Jurlina, Nancy79
Jurlina, Nikolas49, 62
Jurlina, Olga63
Jurlina, Tony62
Jurlina, Victor52, 63
Jurlina, Vinka79
Jurlina, Zita79

Kaihu Railway Station12
Kaka, Kleskovich/Erina21, 24
Katavich, Mick30, 31
Kleskovich, Andrija21
Klinac, Tony47
Kohe, Pat51
Kokich, Pasko108
Komene, Harriet75
Korach, Steve93
Kosovic, Ante36
Kosovich, Ivan30
Kosovich, Tony30
Kostanich, Gloria93
Kostanich, Ivan 'Tale'81, 93
Kovacevich, Lena87
Kovacevich, Lena 116
Kovacevich, Marija 116
Kovacevich, Mijo31, 47, 56, 61, 87, 116
Krivich, Dick31
Krivich, Dujo 116
Kuluz, Dick112, 113
Kuluz, Nick112
Kunicich, Ante, (Tony)44, 45, 46,
Kunicich, Edward101
Kunicich, Frane61
Kunicich, Ruza61
Kurte, Marin49, 63

Lelekovich, Jack103
Letica, Steve81, 83, 88
Leydon, Jack36
Lozina, David 116
Lozina, Frank 116
Lubina, Joze30, 57
Lubina, Marin57
Lucijetich, Luka30
Lunjevich, Bessie101
Lunjevich, Dan101
Lunjevich, Luke36, 93, 101
Lunjevich, Winnie101
Lupis, Mate74
Lupis, Mondo111
Lupis, Paval111

Mangonui Courthouse9
Mangonui Hotel9
Mangonui Mill8
Marevich, George88
Marevich, Ivan93
Maria, Emily 4
Maria, Phyliss 4
Marinovich, Tony108
Markotich, Mate63
Martinac Micka/Bubalo 116
Martinac, Ivan63
Martinac, Mick 116
Martinac, Peter63
Marusich, Rus86
Matich, Joe26
Matich, Maria (Pukepoto)116
Matich, Mate 103
Matich, Mate (Pukepoto)116
Matich, Nick103
Matich, Visko103
Matijevich, Kuzma26
Matijevich, Kuzma (Jack) 116
Matthews, Ben88, 93
Matusich, Dick112
Matutinovich Brothers36
Matutinovich, Ante51
McPherson, Alan (Alex)81, 82
Meuli, Ned113
Mihaljevich, Peter28
Milich, Kleme30, 36
Mirko, Dragomir51, 61
Mravicich, Ante (Rus)25
Mravicich, Ante (Rus)81
Mrsich, Mate31
Mucalo, Nikola93
Mustapich, Stipan57

Neho, Peter39
Nikolich, Martin31 51
Nikolich, Martin 116
Nizich, Mate63
Nola, Ivan105
Nola, Mate105
Northwood, Charles 3
Northwood, Richard 3

Old Oak Hotel9

Pancich & Petrich36
Panther, Dennis52
Paul, Harry78
Pausina Store36
Pavlinovich, Father93
Pavlovich, Drago 116
Pavlovich, Filip84, 85, 89
Pavlovich, Ilija 31
Pavlovich, Joe84, 85, 89, 93
Pavlovich, Joze 116
Pavlovich, Smiljanka 116
Pavlovich, Tom116
Pene, Mrs Henry75
Pervan, Tony55, 58, 59
Petricevich, Ambroza51
Petricevich, Ilija47, 58, 59
Petricevich, Johnny31
Petricevich, Lawrence23
Petricevich, Makareta23
Petricevich, Mick52
Petricevich, Peter 116
Petricevich, Tai23
Petrie, Fabian112
Petrie, Tony112
Piacun, Tony113
Piskulich, Simun28
Piskulich, Simun 116
Pivac, George 116
Pivac, Janje 116
Pivac, Marko27
Pivac, Mate47
Pivac, Mate 116
Pivac, Vince 116
Polich, Ante51
Pompallier House15
Posa, Ivan110
Posa, Marko110
Posinkovich, Bena100
Posinkovich, George100
Posinkovich, Ivan100
Posinkovich, Laddin100
Posinkovich, Mary100
Prgomet, Mate44, 46
Pribicevich, Anne 116
Pribicevich, Nanny116
Pribicevich, Edna 116
Pribicevich, George
Pribicevich, Gladys 116
Pribicevich, Ivan 116
Pribicevich, John 116
Pribicevich, John (Baby)116
Pribicevich, Mary 116
Pribicevich, Violet 116

Radalj Store36
Radich, Ivan63
Radich, Joe 116
Radich, Ljubo 116
Radich, Mate63
Radojkovich, K103
Radojkovich, M103
Radojkovich, Tony93
Rakich, Ivan 63,116
Rakich, Jakov59, 90
Rakich, Marko51
Rakich, Mate61
Rakich, Winnie 116

Rakich, Zorka 116
Raos, Jack 116
Ravlich, Ivan51
Rawene 16
Rawnsleys Gum Store108
Reid, James Work81
Renner, Andy100
Riley Store36
Robertshaw, A30

Sain, Ivan104
Sain, Jakov110
Sain, Paval110
Salle, Jack103
Salle, Marin103
Sarich, Stipan25
Segedin, Andrija104
Segedin, Andrija107
Segedin, Ivan104
Segedin, Nikola107
Segetin, Charlie105
Segetin, Pat105
Sendo, George51
Sendo, Jure 116
Settlers Hotel9
Shine, Cyril30
Silva, Robbie55, 58, 59
Skarpa, Visko82, 93
Skokandic, Ivan104
Skokandich, Nikola63
Soljak, Ljubo63
Sorich, Annie26
Sorich, George26
Spilonja, Jovo51
Srhoj, Mate26, 36
Srhoj, Miljenko26
Srhoj, Olga26
SS Clansman8,9,14,15
Stancich, Florence100
Stancich, Jack100
Stanich, Steve 116
Stanisic, Ivan36
Stanisic, Ivan110
Stankovich, Andrija55, 58, 59, 90
Steed, Bill36
Stewart, J30
Stipelojkovich, Tony93
Stipisich, Kuzma31, 61
Sulenta, George 36, 44, 45, 46
Sunde, Mate105
Sunde, Phillip 116
Sunde, Phillip 105

Tahi, Liza21
Tasovac, Donko107
Tasovac, Donko107
Tasovac, Nikola107
Te Whiu, Tom28
Tepania, Willie55, 58, 59
Tolich, Ante61
Tolich, G30
Tolich, Ivan93
Tolich, Peter93
Tomas, Luka25
Tomas, Marijan25
Tug of War42,43
Tyler, Blacksmith11
Tynan's Landing19, 35

Ujdur, Mate41
Unkovich, Frank63
Unkovich, Johnny26, 63
Unkovich, Vide103
Urlich, Dorinka 116
Urlich, Ante40
Urlich, Dan72
Urlich, Franka 116
Urlich, George44, 45, 46
Urlich, Grgo 116
Urlich, John72
Urlich, Mate44, 45, 46
Urlich, Mate 116
Urlich, Mate (Jovo)89
Urlich, Mate Soko72
Urlich, Nikola89
Urlich, Peter70
Urlich, Simon71
Urlich, Srecko93
Urlich, Stipan82, 93

Vegar, Bosko 116
Vegar, Emily 116
Vegar, File 116
Vegar, Hilda 116
Vegar, Horace 116
Vegar, Ivan26
Vegar, Ivan 116
Vegar, Luka 116
Vegar, Milan116
Vegar, Pasko51, 93
Vegar, Stana 116
Vegar, Vinko 116
Vegar,Ned 116
Vicelich, Ivan80,82
Vinac, Ane (Jack)116
Vinac, Boris 116
Vinac, Ena 116
Vinac, Frank52
Vinac, Jack 116
Vinac, John 116
Vinac, Tony 116
Vinac, Velko 116
Viskovich, Ante47, 55, 90, 93
Viskovich, George47, 85, 89, 93
Viskovich, Olga93
Viskovich, Tony58, 59
Vitle's Lake53
Vodanovich, Ante86
Vodanovich, Florrie93
Vodanovich, Ivan93, 105
Vodanovich, Jack105
Vodanovich, Jakica93
Vodanovich, James105
Vukovich, Mate47

Wagener, Percy36
Waiharara Catholic Church29
Waipuna Gum Company67, 76, 79
Walker, Tom36
Werowero Native School75
Wiremu, Hiwi Hetariki67

Yakas, Nick106
Yakas, Phillip103
Yates, Annie7
Yates, Samuel 7
Yelash, Ante 116
Yelash, Mate51
Yelash, Tony81
Yelavich, Ante26, 51
Yelavich, Branco (Bun)26
Yelavich, Drago 116
Yelavich, Goy116
Yelavich, Ivan (Letalo)2, 80, 82, 84, 88, 89, 93, 97
Yelavich, Ljubo26
Yelavich, Mate26
Yelavich, Milan113
Yelavich, Nellie 116
Yelavich, Perina11, 116
Yelavich, Peter36, 37, 51, 61
Yelavich, Radoslav (George)26, 29
Yelavich, Stipan11, 51, 61, 116
Yelavich, Tilly29
Yelavich, Violet26
Yerkusich, A31
Yerkusich, Joe31, 56
Yukich, Luka51
Yuretich, George 116
Yuretich, Ivan93
Yuretich, Ivan 116
Yuretich, Len 116
Yuretich, Marin91, 93, 116
Yuretich, Mary93, 116
Yuretich, Milica93, 116
Yuretich, Olga 93
Yuretich, Olga 116
Yuretich, Vince 116

Zidich, Joe84, 85
Zidich, Kate93, 116
Zivkovich, Ivan63
Zivkovich, Mate51

A history of Awanui - new limited supply is hot off the press.
If you missed out earlier,  here is a chance to buy your own copy of this popular book. 

Lovre Petricevich from Zivogosce and 1. Makareta Raharuhi from Ngatekawa
                                                                     2. Tai Toetoe 
Mate Petricevich from Zivogosce  and Ripeka Tepania from Kaeo
Ilija Petricevich  and Mare Baletic  both from Zivogosce 
Micky Petricevich from Zivogosce
Fabian Petrie from Selca, Is Hvar and Nina Gilich from Sumartin Is of Brac
Tony Petrie from Selca and 1. Ina Lamb from Hay NSW
                                                  2. Rita Megerney from Auckland NZ
Marko Pivac from Podgora and Mahae Kaio from Lake Ohia NZ
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George Posinkovich from Dol Is of Hvar and Dolly Waaka from Pamapuria NZ
Ivan Posinkovich and Bena Duzevich both from Dol, Is of Hvar
George Pribicevich and Tomica Banovich both from Zaostrog
John Pribicevich from Zaostrog and 1. Veronica Mihaljevich from Igrane
                                                                  2. Annie Blackmore  from NZ
Marin Puharich from Makar near Makarska and Ane Djikovich from Zaostrog
Ljubo Radich from Kotezi and Martha Peri from Pawarenga NZ 
Ivan Radojkovich and Frana Matijasevic both from Bogomolje
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Tony Rakich from Vrgorac and 1. Wiha Heke from Herekino NZ
                                                         2. Maraea Rapata from Herekino NZ
Jim Rakich from Vrgorac and Pat Koha from Herekino NZ
Ivan Rakich from Kotezi, Vrgorac and Zorka Petricevich  from Zivogosce
Antonio Salle from Zrnovo and Minnie Pikari from Whangaroa NZ  
Marino Salle from Zrnovo and Isabel Carter  Springfield, Whangarei NZ 
Jack Sarich from Racisce and Te Kare Toia  from Waikuku, Waimate North NZ
Tony Silich from Racisce, Korcula and Annie Barach from NZ 
Visko Skarpa from Starigrad Is of Hvar, and Antica Modrich from Sucuraj Is Hvar
Andrija Skokandich from Zrnovo, Korcula and Neda Sestanovic  Lumbarda, Korcula
Ivan Sorich and Ana Letuovic both from Vis Island  
Mate Srhoj and Vica Matijevich both from Bogomolje 
Jack Stancich from Dol, Is of Hvar and Florence Meenan from Auckland, NZ 
Jack Stanisich from Zrnovo and Kate Dusevich from Dol, Is of Hvar 
Andrew Stankovich from Vrgorac and Cecilia Ngawhika from Pawarenga NZ
Johnny Sticovich from Moncalvo Istra and Roša Sossi  from Dvigrad, Istra
John Sucich from Zaostrog and Hannah Mahoney from Limerick, Ireland
Mick Sucich from Zaostrog and 1. Mary Hami from Te Hapua NZ
                                                          2. Sa Aperahama  from Te Hapua NZ
George and Peter Sulenta and Janje Urlich all from Drasnice
Ivan Sumich and Vjera Radojkovich  both from Podgora
Ivan Tolich from Radovic Vrgorac and Margaret Sheehan from Springs Flat, Blenheim NZ
Bruce Tolich from Kaikohe NZ and Ivy Mrkusich from Podgora 
Tony Tomas from Tucepi and Hera Wiremu 
Mick Tomas from Tucepi  and Jakobina Tomic from Vis
George Torkar from Makarska and 1. Minnie Harrison from Parengarenga NZ
                                                                 2. Vera Bailey from Patumahoe NZ
Anton Trvdeich from Zrnovo and Jaka Grbin from Postrana, Zrnovo
Marko Ujdur from Prapatnice, Vrgorac and Marica Anic from Slivno, Imotski
Mate Ujdur from Prapatnice, Vrgorac and Emily Allen from Ahipara NZ
George, Mate Urlich from Drasnice and Franka Soljan from Rudina, Is of Hvar
James Urlich from Drasnice and Julia Porter from Matangirau NZ
Petar Urlich from Drasnice and Hiria Horri  from Te Tauwai, Whangaroa NZ
Simon Urlich from Drasnice  and Ere Ngatote from Rangiawhia NZ
John Urlich from Drasnice and Slovinka Simich from Igrane
Mate Soko Urlich from Drasnice and Julia Leef  from Opononi NZ
George Urlich from Drasnice and Kate Zegura from Gornja Vrucia
Srecko Urlich from Drasnice and Dulcie Suvalko from Ruakaka NZ
Mate (Yovo) Urlich and Darinka Urlich both from Drasnice
Steve Urlich from Drasnice and Annie Wells from Awanui NZ
Loui Vegar from Ravca, Vrgorac and File Franicevich from Zivogosce
Ivan Vegar Ravca, Vrgorac and Stana Ivicevich from Kutac, near Vrgorac 
Bosko Vegar Ravca, Vrgorac and Lenka Franicevich from Zivogosce
Kosta Vela from Podgora and Mary Henare from Whangape NZ 
Joe Veza from Zivogosce and Tui Powell from Herekino NZ
George Veza from Zivogosce and Laura Baker from Herekino NZ
Ivan Veza from Zivogosce and Mande Franicevich  from Zivogosce
Tony Vinac and Ane Despot both from Zaostrog 
Jack Vinac and Ane Andrijasevic both from Zaostrog
Tony Viskovich from Drasnice and 1. Vina Evans from Pitcarn Island
                                                                2. Hokimate Johns from NZ
Marian Vitle from Tucepi and Janje Miljak from Zivogosce
Ivan Vodanovich from Podgora and Helen Mihaljevich from Auckland NZ
Peter Vujcich and Iva Jakicevich both from Orah, near Vrgorac
  Mijo Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and Keiti Harris from Motukaraka NZ
  Ivan Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and Matija Jelavich from Vrgorac
  Kata Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and Tony Vujcich
  Manda Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and Ivan Grbavac from Sipovaca
  Antonio Vujcich  from Orah, near Vrgorac
  Joyce Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and Ivan Jelavich from Vrgorac 
  Joze Vujcich  from Orah, near Vrgorac
  Mate Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and 1. Teresa Jelavic from Orah
                                                                                 2. Matija Katavic from Orah
  Mary Vujcich from Orah, near Vrgorac and Ante Grbavac from Sipovaca

Mate and Lillian Vujcich both  from Orah, near Vrgorac
Joe Vuksich and Stana Vuksich both from Kokorici near Vrgorac 
Tony Yelash  from Dragljane and 1. Lucija Pucar from Kozica
                                                             2. Unaiki Harawira from NZ
Ante Yelavich  from Ravca and Mary Srhoj from Helensville NZ
Peter Yelavich from Ravca
Mate Yelavich from Ravca and Anka Bilcich from Bogomolje Is of Hvar
Stipan Yelavich from Ravca and Perina Juretich from Podgora
Ivan Yelavich from Ravca and Ruza Ivicevich from Kutac
Steve Yerkovich from Bogomolje and 1. Ellen Stewart from Kaeo NZ 
                                  2. Mary Stewart from Kaeo NZ
Peter Yerkovich from Bogomolje and 1. Caroline Tipene Te Hapua
                                 2. Marija Radic from Bogomolje
Paul Yovich  from Dubrava near Vrgorac and Ane Erceg from Vlaka near Sucuraj 
Marino Yuretich and Milica Marinovich both from Podgora
Joe Zidich from Vrgorac and 1. Kate Jujnovich from Waihopo NZ
                                                     2. Ruza Barac from Vrgorac

Brief Stories

Ivan Botica from Racisce and Laurie Phillips
Ivan and Angelija Cikoja from Vrgorac
Joe Cvitanovich from Podaca and Rosie Te Whiu
Joe Erceg from Rascane and Mary Mihe
George Godinovich from Bogomolje and Annie Riwhi
Tony Grbic from Zivogosce and Victoria Peric
Frank Grbich from Zivogosce
Marinko Grbic from Zivogosce and Matija Alach
Mick Jellick  from Sucuraj and Lucy Hohaia
George Jerkovich from Drasnice and Grace Philips
Carlos Jevremovich from Sapine and Meta Bechinger
Steve Korach from Zagreb and Iris Burgoyne
Steve Kraljevich (King) from Grab and Maidie Phillips
Tony Kunicich from Stari Grad and Dolly Baker
Steve Matutinovich from Zaostrog and Annie Walker
Marian Kurte from Podgora and Ane Alac
Marino Mendes from Makarska and Winifred Harris
Martin Nikolic from Opuzen and Tera Jelavic
Mate Nizich from Vrgorac and Andjelija Tolic
Simun Piskulich from Novi Vinodolski and Anka Sokolic
Simun Stipich  from Gradac and Mate Waitoke
George Unkovich from Racisce
Simun Vuletich  from Kozica and Pera Begovich
Frank Yukich from Zivogosce and Olive Phillips
Alexander Yuretich from Podgora and Mary Vela
Mate Zderich from Brist and Margaret Yugovich
Frank Zivkovich from Vrgorac and Kate Yerkovich
To follow is the list along with the page numbers they appear on. There are also further lists of diggers names recorded on Ahipara, Waiharara, Sweetwater, and Lake Ohia fields. Some descendants of the gum fields have given first hand memories they hold about 'their' area. Many photos taken in in the Far North Gumfields along with photos from the Dargaville, Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth areas. Supplies of "The Gumfield Collection" Revised Edition is not currently available - but I am taking orders for when new stocks are to hand. The printer has put the price up per copy, and so I am waiting for them to have a special on AGAIN. 
A collectable book of historic photos - well worth the wait.