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George Gwynne ( - )

 

George Gwynne was a farmer in the Catlins area and started as relief keeper at Nugget Point  2  He applied to the Marine Department for a permanent position and was appointed to Dog Island as 1st Assistant Keeper December, 1896.  2

George left the service as he felt his children needed to learn a trade and children's education was difficult in the service. He bought a dairy farm in Taranaki in 1908.  2

 

Nugget Point  2 Relief Keeper  2 c 1895/6  2
Waipapa  13b Assistant Keeper  13b  November, 1896  13b  1896  13b
Dog Island   13b  2 1st Assistant Keeper  13b  December, 1896  13b     1897  16  November, 1900  13b      1908  16 
Waipapa  13b  2 Assistant Keeper  13b  November, 1900  13b  February 10, 1903  13b
Stephens Island   84  2 Assistant Keeper   1901  2
The Brothers  2 Principal Keeper  2              (c  early 1900's)  2
Waipapa  13b Principal Keeper  13b  April 23, 1907  13b  June 19, 1908  13b  246     (Resigned)  246

 

 

Additional Sources:

13b. DOC, Lighthouse of Foveaux Strait - A History. Angela Bain May, 2010. http://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/conservation/historic/by-region/southland/lighthouses-of-foveaux-strait-a-history/

84http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~babznz/marllhk.html

246. Otago Daily Times , Issue 14249, 25 June 1908, Page 8

 

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