Buckingham, Rosetta (c. 1843–1864)

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Buckingham, Rosetta (c. 1843–1864)

New Zealand actress and singer. Name variations: Rosa Buckingham, Rosa Hayes. Born Rosetta Buckingham, c. 1843 or 1844; died 1864; dau. of George Buckingham and Anne (Jessop) Buckingham; children: 1.

Performed plays and concerts with parents and brothers as Buckingham Family in Auckland, New Zealand (beginning mid-1850s); became star of entertainment troupe after parents' death and opened successful hotel with brothers; lived with Captain William Henry (Bully) Hayes, the father of her child; drowned with her child when boat capsized (1864).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1).

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