Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

2016 Newsletters

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Ownership is held by Heather Bray dfhg@xtra.co.nz

January Newsletter

  • Family Tree Maker
  • Dunedin Railway Station to turn 110
  • Wyndham War Memorial
  • Woodhaugh Paper Mill, Leith Valley 1876-1936
  • Place-names in Otago and Southland relating to Shipping, Seaman and Whalers
  • Streets in Port Chalmers named after ships or seaman


  • Time-Line of World Wars 1066-2009
  • Can You Help?

DFHG 2016 jan newsletter


February Newsletter

  • Latest additions to Paperspast
  •  Edendale – history and war memorial
  •  Edendale Cheese Factory War Memorial
  • traditions
  •  New additions to Australian newspapers on-line
  •  Waimahaka War Memorial
  •  Brydone War Memorial
  •  South Dunedin Gospel Hall
  •  Early Dunedin Bretheren
  •  Moray and Nairn Family History Society
  •   Wedding

DFHG February 2016 newsletter


March Newsletter

  • Report of our February meeting – our branch website
  • Dipton and its War Memorial
  • Interesting grave in the Andersons Bay Cemetery – Begg drowning at Tomahawk
  • Otago Anniversary Day – marking 168 years since the establishment of the province
  • Drowning in colonial New Zealand – Renton drowning in the Taieri River
  • North Taieri School War Memorial
  • Can You Help?
  • DFHG 2016 March newsletter

April Newsletter

  • Contents of newsletter:
  • Clifton School War Memorial Gates
  • Medical Practice in the Early Days
  • Irish Catholic Records
  • Dunedin City Council Burial records
  • Quendon Maternity Hospital
  • The First passengers to arrive in Dunedin in 1848
  • Follow-up to Questions at our March meeting
  • Can you help?
  • New additions to Paperspast.

DFHG 2016 April newsletter

May Newsletter

  • Less than 100 years ago
  • Clydevale and its War Memorial
  • Can You Help?
  • The Tomahawk Battery
  • Social Media and Fuzzy photos
  • Central Otago Cemetery Records Go On-Line
  • What records so you actually believe?
  • Bethune’s Gully
  • Waianakarua – its local history

DFHG 2016 May newsletter


June Newsletter

  • Menzie Ferry
  • My Great uncle’s gold and the Norwegian Party by Ross Barnett
  • Updates to the headstones on DCC website
  • Macandrew Road School list of pupils A-G
  • Family History would be easy if people used the right names by Lynnette Parry
  • Genealogical codical to your will
  • Can you identify these photographs

DFHG 2016 june newsletter

July Newsletter

  • Athol War memorial
  • Macandrew Road School H-L
  • Websites mentioned at our June meeting
  • A miracle of survival: The Barnett Family and the wreck of the Netherby
  • Victims of the Lusitania sinking and a possible connection to Dunedin
  • Karitane Cemetery
  • Karitane – site of the first Christian sermon in Otago 1840
  • Up the Coast – a brief look at location, history and name – Blueskin Bay, Corner Bush, Doctors Point, Evansdale, Karitane, The Kilmog, Long Beach, Purakanui, Merton, Waikouaiti, Waitati and Warrington.
  • Can You Help?

DFHG 2016 July newsletter

August Newsletter

  • Oteramika – its history and War memorial
  • Can you help column
  • Connection between Bute, Scotland and Otago, New Zealand
  • Write up of our July meeting – Where there’s a Will there’s a genealogist
  • Mystery time capsule unearthed
  • Macandrew Road School M-P
  • Signal Hill Lookout
  • Cargills Castle

DFHG 2016 August newsletter

September Newsletter

  • Otautau War Memorial – very big war memorial for Southland
  • Macandrew Road School R-Z the final part in our series which has been very popular.
  • Can You Help?
  • Exciting news for Tasmanian researchers
  • The Clapp Family History
  • Dunedin School photographs sort

DFHG 2016 September newsletter

October Newsletter

  • Mayors of Dunedin
  • The mystery of the graves at Cape Saunders
  • Waianiwa – its history
  • Our September group meeting report
  • Places in Otago and Southland with two or more names
  • Latest genealogy news
  • Can You Help?
  • Image of the month
  • What you need to consider if you are planning to publish your family history
  • Interesting grave in the Southern Cemetery – Charles Henry Kettle


November Newsletter

  • Mataura – its history and war memorials
  • Home wanted for old photograph album
  • Report of our October meeting – what is DNA and members experiences using it
  • Dunedin school price winters A-L for December 1876 – this was the year before compulsory APW records were required.


December Newsletter

  • Forbury School War Memoriial
  • Cadbury, Fry, Hudson Ltd
  • Riversdale
  • Waimumu
  • Dunedin Schools’ Prize list for December 1876
  • Octagon Building Fire 1879.