Walter Edward Munday

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Walter Edward Munday
(1847-09-06 – 1937-10-28)
Death: , Christchurch, New Zealand
Parents: William Munday
    1800 – 1866
Mary Munday (née Hill)
    1809-01-29 – 1879
Siblings: George Hill Munday
    17 October 1836 – 16 March 1862
John Hill Munday
Walter Edward Munday
    1847-09-06 – 1937-10-28
Sarah Adeline Munday
    2 May 1843 – 8 February 1924
James William Munday
    Born 1838, England. Died 1875, Melbourne. Ships' captain.
Nelson Munday
    b. 1848, Wiltshire, England – d. 1886, Sydney, Australia
Wikitree: Munday-1469
FamilySearch: M27Q-5TT

Walter arrived in New Zealand around 1868. He came because his father William had stood guarantor for one of his sisters, and had lost money, so Walter went to the colony to earn a living.

In 1875 he was living in Tuan Street, Colombo Street south, Christchurch.[1]

In 1876 his brother James died in Melbourne, and Walter received "the diamond ring with some baby linen".[2]

By 1880 he was a draper[3] and in 1922 he was listed in the Christchurch telephone directory as "Drapers: W.E. Munday and Sons, 369 Colombo Street, Sydenham A7067".

He died aged 90 on 28 October 1937[4] and is buried in the Linwood Cemetery in Christchurch.


  1. NZ Electoral Rolls 1853-1981. Owned freehold: Part rural section 79, house and 1/4 land, Colombo Street south, Heathcote provincial district.
  2. Letter from Henry Cook to John Hill Munday, 16 April 1876
  3. NZ Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981
  4. Registration number: 1937/16856. Name: Munday, Walter Edward. Age at death: 90Y.