Charles Redwood was the third son of Henry Sr and Mary Redwood, was born in 1837 in the parish of Tixall, Staffordshire, England. The Redwood family travelled aboard the George Fyfe arriving first in Wellington on the 7th of November 1842 and sailing on to arrive in Nelson on the 12th of December 1842. Charles Redwood was a child of five when he first set foot on New Zealand soil.
Charles was a farmer and worked alongside his father and brothers farming in West Waimea, New Zealand. Charles took up a large parcel of land near Blenheim, some 5600 acres on which he established Riverlands Run.
In the early 1890's after some financial trouble, Charles moved his large family to Toowoomba in Queensland. Here he and his sons established the Darling Downs Malting Company.
Charles Redwood is my husband's Great Great Grandfather.
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Report of Charles and family moving to Queensland
Restoration and preservation of Riverlands Cobb Cottage built by Charles Redwood
Death of Charles Redwood Senior
Article about Charles Redwood and sons malting business in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Marriage of Charles' son Charles Jun to Marcella Joyce includes a detailed description of frocks and attendees.
Information on Cobb Cottage, built by Charles Redwood on Riverlands Run.