Macdonald Dictionary Record: George Paterson

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for George Paterson. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F. 163. Paterson in , George (1817-98) was born in Edinburgh and educ. at Her ots Hospital, Edin He and his father were both freem en f that city. He remem bred the Visit of William T to Edin , and also the alarms of the ex pec ted French invasion. In 3 8 he left for Melbourne He was manager for the Lear mon the Bros of their 8rail donne Stati on . He had had adventures with blacks and bush ranges. He figured as a characte r in Kingsley s "Geoffrey Hen lyn After trying the Ball rat and Geelong gold field, he came acros to and took him county for an Aust. s judi ate. For a few months he managed Cheviot Hin Wm. Robin son ; he was after wards with Joseph Pearson of Bunt Hill. He went up Staircase Gully. He was Capt. Mill teri manager at View Hill and then took a small r at ( Otaraia called pater sons Creek. He took up Run 270, part of Mt. Torlesse ; this was a small run on the Waimak. op posited Woodstock and had no access . Paterson used to drive to Woodstock lear his cart - there, drive his horse across the River and cross himself in a punt. He kept a punt on either Side in case of emergencies He was a cary man with great for sight and was very devout LT. 29.3.98; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: P. 163 2 In his slope hut every right he wole ( read a chapter from his great Family Bible while his stat listened before they went to their bunks Capt. Millton and George Patterson elected to take up the Okuku Countr y instead of Snow dale , and, says Acland, showed great judgement . He finally settled on Kaiapoi Island and from there retired to Kaiapoi where he died 7.3.98 ag an account of Pater sons cot hou se will be foudy in a thesis Paul Pascoe , 1935, a copy of which is in the Turn. Lib. Col E.B. Millton wrote an excellent picture of Geo Paterson which is in Acland throw book. The account is not only good bult sthows a strong light on the writer LT. Col E.B. Millton , lim self a very devout man. Acland. LT. 29.3.98 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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