• Born 23 Sep 1841 Camberwell, London
  • Baptised 17 Oct 1841 St Giles, Camberwell, London
  • Occupation
  • Died 30 May 1901 Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Buried 1 June 1901 at Taita Cemetery, Taita, Wellington, NZ

Annie Tyree and Frederick Tyree met on the Victorian goldfields near Ballarat in the 1850s. Her maiden name was Annie Rhodes.

Annie Jane Rhodes was born on September 23, 1841, to Caroline Frances Powell, age 25, and Joseph Hallows Rhodes, age 34.

Her sister Eliza was born in 1844 in Surrey, England, when Annie Jane was 3 years old. Her brother John was born in 1850 in Kent, England, when Annie Jane was 9 years old. The Rhodes family was living at Deptford St Paul, Surrey, London (1851 Census)

Her daughter Frances Hodgman was born in 1860 in Inglewood, Victoria, Australia and died in 1926. Her son Frederick James was born in 1862 in Redbank, Victoria, Australia. Her son Frederick James passed away on 5 August 1863, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, when he was 1 year old. Her daughter Caroline Mary was born in 1868 and died in 1917. Her daughter Elizabeth Maud was born in 1870 and passed away that same day.

In a secret ceremony she and Frederick married at the Queenstown Parsonage in 1871.

Her son Fred was born in 1871 and passed away that same day. Her daughter Fanny was born in 1872 in New Zealand. Fanny died in 1943. Her daughter Louisa Ada was born in April 1875 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Louisa died in 1951. Her son Ernest Frank was born in January 1877 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand and lived until 1927.

Her father Joseph Hallows passed away on February 15, 1878, in Surrey, England, at the age of 71.

Another daughter Florence Jane was born in July 1878 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Florence lived until 1900. Her daughter Florence Jane passed away on March 26, 1900, in Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 21. Her son Thomas Benjamin was born in 1880 in New Zealand and passed away in 1927 in New Zealand. Another son was born in 1883 Henry Hallows Tyree who lived until 1939.

Her mother Caroline Frances passed away on October 17, 1886, in Sussex, England, at the age of 70.

Annie Jane Rhodes lived in Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand, in 1900.

Annie Jane Rhodes died on May 30, 1901, in Petone, Wellington, New Zealand, when she was 59 years old. 30 May 1901 • At her residence, Beach Road, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand


There is a photograph of Annie and Frederick and more information on YouTube on a presentation  ‘Adjustable Marriages:Relationships, Divorce and Bigamy on the Goldfields’ by Julie Bradshaw, Senior Curator Human History, Canterbury Museum. Julie relates how ‘the goldfields of Australia and New Zealand provided a chance for people to reinvent themselves, an opportunity that many women used to escape undesirable legal and social restrictions’.