Rosina at a photographic studio A Tribute to Rosina Morrison. 1923 - 2005
Tributes to Rosina from friends and family is a PDF here.
The Morrison family thank you for your thoughts.

Rosina passed away peacefully at her home on the 17th of April 2005, surrounded by her loving family.
Dearly loved wife of the late George, and treasured Mother of Phillip, Barbara, Robert and Brothers, Russell John and the late Les Calvert.
Mother-in-Law of Liz, Tom and Mary.
Grandmother of Andrew, Debbie, Jamie, Leon and Jessie.
Great Grandmother of Hayden and Caitlin.
You will always be loved and our memories of you will be cherished forever.
Special thanks to the staff of Mary Potter Hospice and the nurses of Capital Coast Health for their tireless devotion and dedication.
The service was held at Cockburn Street Chapel Kilbirnie at 2pm on Saturday April 23rd 2005; Followed by refreshments in the Chapel lounge.
View Tributes from: Philip Morrison, Liz Morrison, and Leon Morrison
View the short Video Tribute sung by Robert Morrison here
See the Notice:Dominion Post here
Rosina was born in Nelson 1923.
Her Mother named her Tarepa as that was the name of a Maori Queen's daughter and she asked Rosina's mother to name Rosina, Tarepa. That was the name everyone knew Rosina by right up until Rosina was in the third form.
It was then that Rosina's mother wanted to change the Tarepa name
to Rosina.
Even to this day many people know Rosina as Tarepa but in actual fact her full correct name is Rosina Tarepa Buckman Morrison.
Rosina was very photogenic
Rosina at Waitake Girls School
Rosina at Waitaki Girls College near Oamaru.
She was still part of the Old Girls association and remained friends with many of her school mates through all the years. Rosina is the 7th on left seated
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Rosina with her parents
Rosina's parents Alzera and Harold both lived long and productive lives of which many were at different locations around New Zealand and England as Harold spent many years as a travelling salesman but during the 1970's and 80's they lived at 80 Oriental Parade, Wellington.
Rosina's wedding day at Kensington
Rosina and George first met in 1944 in New Zealand. They married in 1946 in Kensington, London. They were both very much involved in show business whilst there, along with George obtaining his LRAM singing and speech degree from the Royal Academy of Music. They returned to New Zealand around 1951.
George passed away in June of 2004
The Morrison Family in 1969
Rosina had three children, the eldest being Philip who is now a Professor at Victoria University.
Barbara is two years younger and lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband Tom.
Robert is the youngest and is based in the UK.
All three children are presently in Wellington as Barbara and Robert and his wife Mary were taking care of Rosina over the past two months prior.
This photo was taken in 1969 at the family home in Moxham Ave Hataitai, Wellington.
The Calvert Family at Oriental Parade
Both Rosina and George loved to be part of large family gatherings and this gathering was with Rosina's family at her parents house in Oriental Parade. Her brother Les is seated on the far left and her other older brother Russell is standing third from the right.
Her maiden name was Calvert.
On Holiday in Hawaii
Rosina and George were seasoned travellers having visited many countries over the years
This picture was when they were relaxing in Hawaii
Rosina enjoying the sun at the Botanical Gardens April 2005
Rosina at the Botanical gardens during the lovely sunny days Wellington has enjoyed during April 2005.

Rosina contracted cancer during the latter part of 2004 and after visiting her daughter Barbara in Canada returned to New Zealand only to be so disappointed the cancer could not be cured.

This tribute web site was built by Rosina's son Robert who thought it would be a nice gesture to have this short pictorial available for friends and family to view. Should there be any comments etc. then please contact
The Funeral service was held on Saturday 23rd April and there were many great things said.
Here are the links to the written tributes:
Philip Morrison (Eldest Son)
Leon Morrison (Grandson)
Liz Morrison (Selected poems & verse)