FIRST — Residents — Mataura, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 46° 11.392 E 168° 52.216
59G E 335656 N 4882651
Quick Description: When the MacGibbons arrived in 1859 to run a ferry and accommodation house in Mataura they became the first European settlers in the area
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/7/2010 3:19:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM8BKD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member archway
Views: 3

Long Description:
John and Jane MacGibbon, with their children Thomas, Jessie, Jeannie and John, arrived from Dunedin by bullock wagon on 5 January 1859, as Mataura’s first residents. John Senior was contracted by the Otago Provincial Government to establish a river ferry and accommodation house.

Rock from the 1868 suspension bridge.

Erected by the Mataura and District Historical Society and Mataura Licensing Trust

A.D. 2000

FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 1/5/1859

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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