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Margaret Isabella Campbell
Born the 3rd child of Charles Campbell
and Isabella Paterson Cousins
at Blue Spur, Lawrence, Otago, 31 Oct 1889.

Margaret Isabella Campbell

Margaret isabella Campbell

Margaret Isabella Campbell
  Margaret and her mother and 4 siblings moved to the Pupu Valley, Takaka, Golden Bay, approximately December 1908 by coastal shipping from Dunedin, then from Nelson to Waitapu by paddle steamer. They joined their father Charles and 2 eldest siblings Thomas and Donald Cumming who had all moved with Charles in 1900. Hed been commissioned by the Takaka Sluicing Company to manage a gold sluicing operation at the Pupu.

They lived in rented accomodation in a 2 storey house in Waitapu Rd, set in 3 acres of grounds for 6 months, before shifting up to the new house in the valley. It had been moved onto site and was habitable February 1907.
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Margaret died at the tender age of 25,
on 9th Dec 1914, after contracting tuberculosis.
She was buried in an unmarked grave Block B, Row 3, Plot 80,
at Rototai Cemetary to be followed by
her brother James in 1915
and youngest sister Elsie Catherine in 1921,
who both died of the same disease.

Margaret shortly before she died

Margaret Isabella Campbell


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