Owner sought for family Bible

An old Bible discovered in a chest of drawers from the Salvation Army Family Store in Whangaparaoa has sent a local family on a voyage of discovery.

Casey Watt, of Wainui, purchased the chest of drawers a few years ago and then stored it in a shed, unopened.

Recently, one of the drawers was found to contain an old shoebox with a battered family Bible inside.

The Bible contains a card saying it belonged to the family of James Spence Dickey. It has a list of family names and dates that start in the mid-19th Century through to 1901.

Casey put out the word on Facebook and says she also has numerous locals working on ‘the case’.

“We would love return the Bible to the family,” she says.

If you can help, email Casey, caseywatt1@gmail.com or contact Hibiscus Matters’ editor Terry Moore on 427 8187.