This website is a SAMBROOK Family Genealogy website dedicated to the origins of the Sambrook family.Created by Ian Sambrook, currently living in Gisborne New Zealand
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Data collected from www.oldfriends.co.nz, regarding some of the history of this sites creator. Recreated here due to the site www.oldfriends.co.nz closing down.
Born Liverpool England, Emigrated to NZ in 1964, came over on the SS Orcades from England thru Suez canal to Australia and on to Wellington Lived in Wellington until 1965
Worked shift work in Can Plant and drove Forklifts, worked in Factory. Did 5am to 2pm shift. Left Watties to do my BIG OE in Australia. Stayed in Sydney - mostly Surfers Paradise
Did time as a Technician, worked on all manner of electrical equipment. Did a lot of CB Radio work privatley modding of NZ CB Radio for NZ Channells, had my own radio shack with large vertical antenna and Beam Antenna.
Was one of the founding members of the first Soccer Teams at St Johns College, played 1st 11 until leaving in the 6th form
Played in various leagues, played 2 seasons in the Centra lLeague
Was Regional / Branch Manager in Hastings, promoted from Technician, to Technical Manager to Branch Manager to Regional manager.
Started as Wellington Sales manage, promoted to regioan manager Hamilton to Wellington, then promoted to Regional Sales Sth Island Wellington to Hamilton
Started as Sales manager, responsable for cash Registers and Eftpos, then included all Computer equipment
Expertise in Cash Registers, Supermarket scanning systems, Eftpos, weighing Equipment, Computers.
Played in local league as regular team member
Was original part of the team that setup Senior Net in Gisborne, Was Technical Backup and committee member
Decided I could do more for myself and the Industyr i was in, so started my own business with 2k in the bank and a credit card
Played local division football, have been Committee member, Coach, Captain and team manager
Decided to form business with Daniel my technical Managert to sell and service Phones and tablets, have presence on Trademe with good results
Time for a change, have palyed for 3rd team and been Captian and part time coach
Decided to GIVE BACK to football so have embarked on a course of refereeing, got my badge partway thru season started as Club based referee and full fererrees badge halfway thru season, reffereeiing 1st, 2nd and 3rd division games and 2 cup finals this year.
Interesting times as a POM with a funny accent in a NZ school
Initiated first SOCCER TEAM at college, first 11, Played Rugby - 1st15 - Captain of Ross Shield Hastings Team, Amatuer Wresting Champ for Hawkes Bay and Nth island, tried out for Commenwealth games Wrestling, beaten in NZ champs, came runner up, School band, 3rd and 4th Form FIVES Champion, didnt finish 6th form.
Did all sorts of driving jobs here Rail to city deliveries, Hay carting from CHB, pea hay carting from CHB - managed to complete all aspects of my license for Forklift, Truck and trailer, motorbike and car whilst in this job.
Now is 2018
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