Given names: 
R. L.
Given address: 
61 Hereford Street
Sheet No: 196
Central Christchurch

Biographical information provided by Briar Barry for the He Tohu exhibition:

Rhonda Lavinia Stenning was born in 1859. She married Richard Tomline in 1879. The couple had three daughters and two sons. Although Rhonda signed the Petition while living in Christchurch the family must have later moved to Wellington where Richard worked for the Kia Ora Galvanizing Company. This was not a permanent move as the couple are buried in Christchurch. The couple’s youngest son, Gordon Hammond, was awarded the Military Cross for 'conspicuous gallantry' on the Western Front during the First World War. Rhonda died 5 May 1930 and is buried with her husband in the Linwood Cemetery. 

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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