Macdonald Dictionary Record: Frederick William Teschemaker

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Frederick William Teschemaker. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: 114 Tesche maker Frederick Willis (1834 - was a son of Frederick Thomas Emanuel l Teschemaker f D emana and Ex mouth , Devon and an elder brother of Torn q.v. He was educ. at Mt Radford school Esmouth. He and Tor came out in the Royal Stuart arriving 4.1.55 . Tom was only 16. They took up Haldon Station in the mackenzie Country and stocked it. The name Haldon comes From Haldon Hills behind Ex mou th The family legend is that their mother sold the last f her jewelry to raise the funds for the station. The story of Mrs Teschemakers journey to Haldon i as follows She arrived by the Matoaka in Dec. 60 . They made preparations for her by building a nw sod house. Fred rode. to Delamain station , Alford, on the Rakaia , borrowed Delam annis mare Phoebe and a side - saddle , rode on to Handing Station , Sp aston , where his mother was awaiting him. They loft next morning and had danner at the Ashburton Station Tos . Moorhouse) , Evidently this was far enough for her to vide D. lam ai drove his . to Turton s in his dog cart. Baines the postal contractor arrived , full up and nearly broken d own Scholefield ; Acland; fam int. (Cecil de s Teschemake; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: F.W. Teschemaker T.14 she wart iou in Baines1 s cart and F.W.T. and Lewton rode. The Rangitata wes too high to cross . There were various mishaps . the punt was washed down stream ate. Mrs T. hawing spent 5 days at Wards accommo house , was got across in the punt (this was the upper ferry. F.W. T. put Mrs T. on his horse and he walked to Stranks (orari Hotel) There was more tool Mobley at the Opihi. Ms T. finally got t to Timaru ou Freds horse, Fred walking ; she stayed at the Le Crenshaw At Timaru Fred got "Jack" shod and pat in the Spring cart. They stayed a night at the Perce als , another at Stericker s and reached Haldon after 5 days on the road from Timaru. Haldon was advertised for sale Jan. 67 - 60000 acces 1000 sheep. it was sold in '68 and they bought Otaio He was a mem be of the Canty Prov. Coun. for Waitangi 74-76 He was elected to Part. for Gladstone in 75. Le Cren had quarter share in Otaio but the T. brothers bought him out in 78. Thes was at the peak of the land boom and the price paid crippled Tom fer the rest o f his life. Mt Nimrod country had been sold to E. Elworthy. LT. 31.1.67; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: F.w , Teschemaker. T.14 Otaio in s consisted of 17000 freehold, 22000 leasehold and carried 21000 sheep. When Fred T. died in Torn became the sole owner. Fred was elected a member of the Mt Cook Rd. Bd in 64. He acted as starter for the Timaru Races Ap. 72. After Michael holmes famous house knott ng ley retired from racing the Teschemaker Brothe bought him for a station stallion for Otaio. He won first prise for thorough hed stallion at the Timaru Show Oct. 73. - Fred. was elected to the Timaru + Gladstone Bd. of works Dec.73. Sh Scholefield says he was a fine type of settler , patient and thorough in hins management but reticent and retiring in public life. He d. at Wgtn 21.11.78 ag. 44. LT. 3.3.64 : 15.1.68 : 15.4.72 : 30.10.73 5.12.73 : 1.4.74 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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