Here are some of my ancestors a very long time ago, the pioneers of New Zealand. Most of these lived in Te Awamutu and Mount Pirongia. They were mostly farmers or Doctors or shopkeepers or one that practiced Irish Herbal medicine.
They were hard times.
In connection to the lamp, there were no electric lights, just either gas or oil lamps. No electricity, just raw basic and their lives depended on planting food and vegetables and farm animals. It was very hard, and people died from Scarlet fever and Diptheria and other awful diseases, so most families had about 10 children just in case some of them did not survive.
Family togetherness meant a lot because they supported each other.
However, they were of Brittish Edwardian Victorian Heritage and that often kept people isolated because they could not speak completely freely.
I am not sure if this meets photo chain but here everything in Virily seems to link to something else. I cant show you a lamp as it is not in my family records.