Marsters of the universe

Friday July 10, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Lady Tuaine Marsters, left, Teupoko Marsters, Nga Teao-Papatua, Tutu Marsters. 20070906 Lady Tuaine Marsters, left, Teupoko Marsters, Nga Teao-Papatua, Tutu Marsters. 20070906

The Marsters families commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of their Palmerston Island hostel on Rarotonga, with a small gathering of about 100 people.

Sir Tom Marsters, the Queen’s representative and chairman of the board, opened the formalities and shared the financial efforts and unwavering valuable support received from others towards the project.

The House opened on July 8 last year.

In 1863, Englishman William Marsters arrived on the island of Palmerston on the same date.

At present there are five known branches from his lineage.

Lydia Sijp is from Akakaingaro and Tepou-Tenioi line, however she dressed in blue on the night to represent the Tepaeru branch.

“We are really proud that the five branches of the Marsters family are coming together to celebrate.

“It’s wonderful to see how many families are coming forward and saying, we are part of the Marsters family,” said Sijp.

A feast was shared with families and invited quests. 

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