I am trying to trace members of the above family. They arrived in Palmerston North New Zealand in 1874 as immigrants from England. Parents names Henry and Martha, childrens names Sarah,Henry,John,Sidney,Alice and Helen.
Mark Summers b.1943? in New Zealand. Lived in Brisbane, Australia in 1978, worked in a pool hall at Newfarm. Mother is English, Father is Maori. Is thought to have come from Rotorua in 1978 but unsure.
can you give us an approx time frame of immigration? And a first name? Familysearch.org has digitised images of some NZ immigration passenger lists from 1855 to 1973 for free. But you may find most of these ships came via ports in England. For instance, though the passenger may be Irish, Scottish, or German, they probably left on a ship from London or Plymouth. I am no expert on German immigration, so perhaps you need a local librarian from NZ's key ports, ie Auckland or Wellington or Canterbury to help with the European side of things.