Update 23.12.2014 by Timothy Wenzlick
In loving memory of my father and founder of this website Gregory John Ross Wenzlick
"Greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Rest in peace dear Dad"
Condolences can be left on the New Zealand Herald Legacy page here
21.03.1952 - 12.12.2014
The NZ Wenzlick Family crest features: The Christian cross of their faith, The Seal of Bohemia with the twin-tailed Lion wearing the Crown of Bohemia, The ship Liverpool which transported the Bohemians to NZ, The stars of the Southern Cross from the NZ flag, The green hills of Puhoi and the blue Puhoi River.
from the heart of Europe...
to the Land of the long white cloud
Littitz, Pilsen, Bohemia - Puhoi, North Auckland, New Zealand
We listen to it because we cannot help ourselves, for the past speaks to us with many voices.
Far out of that dark nowhere which is the time before we were born, men and women who were flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone went through fire and storm to break a path to the future.
We are part of the future they died for; they are part of the past that brought the future.
What they did, the lives they lived, the sacrifices they made, the stories they told, the songs they sang, the food they ate and, finally, the deaths they died make up a part of our own experience.
We cannot cut ourselves off from it.
It is as real to us as something that happened last week.
It is a basic part of our heritage as human beings.
1866 - 2016
The 150th anniversary of the 2nd group ofBohemian settlers arrival at Puhoi