Three young "Bush-whackers" of Tiriraukawa, near Taihape. From left: Bill, Jack and Peter Munro, the three sons of Mr Alex Munro, who was a builder in Palmerston North during the 1880s – 1890s.
The three Munro brothers were the children of Alexander Munro and Christina Munro (formerly Carville), who moved to Palmerston North in c.1885 and started farming at Tiriraukawa c.1900, where what was known as the Sandon Small Farm Block was being settled. The couple had six children in total, four sons and two daughters. John, William and Peter all worked as farmers.
John Carville Munro (c.1881-1915). Lance-Corporal, F. Squadron, Sixth Reinforcements died aged 34 years from septicaemia while in Trentham Military Camp. He is buried in Taihape cemetery. For a detailed account of his funeral see: “Military Funeral: Lance-Corporal J. C. Munro,” Taihape Daily Times, 29 July 1915, p.4.
William “Billy” Munro (c.1883-1955) died aged 72 years, buried in Taihape cemetery.
Peter Munro (c.1886-1980) died aged 94 years, buried in Tauranga cemetery.