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Mrs Christina Cameron, Mataura Island



Mrs CHRISTINA CAMERON , who acts as Postmistress at Mataura Island, was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, where she was educated. In 1874, she married Mr Allan Cameron, and in the same year came out to Port Chalmers with her husband by the ship “Auckland.” 
Mr and Mrs Cameron went, as a married couple to Earnscleugh station, at the Dunstan, for about two years, and were afterwards at Glenburn station and at Beaumont station, near Wrey's Bush, for similar periods. In March, 1889, Mrs Cameron acquired about 200 acres of freehold land at Mataura Island, which she has since worked as a mixed farm. She gives special attention to dairying, and in 1904 had twenty-seven cows in milk. When bought, the land was swampy and overgrown with raupo, but it has since been drained and laid down in English grasses. 
Mrs Cameron has four sons and four daughters.

Owner/SourceNZETC - Cyclopedia of New Zealand
DatePublished 1905
Linked toFamily: Cameron/Kennedy (F4797) (Vocation)

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