Newspaper Article 1994 – Descendants get together

Descendants get together

Donald MacErlich, Taradale, holding Callum Loh, and Donald’s cousin Meta Freebairn, Palmerston North, holding James Loh, are pictured at a MacErlich family reunion in Hastings at the weekend.

The Loh twins are from Hobart, Australia.

Donald’s aunt, Maggie Ainsworth, nee MacErlich, was the first child of Isabella and Donald MacErlich to migrate to New Zealand from Fort William, Scotland, after the First World War.

In the years that followed, most of her 12 brothers and sisters joined her in Hastings, including Donald’s father, John.

Mrs Freebairn, 90, a daughter of Maggie, was given the honour of cutting the reunion cake, being the oldest descendant at the reunion, attended by 149 people.

Original digital file

NE19940517Descendants.jpg

Date published

17 May 1994

Format of the original

Newspaper article

People

  • Maggie Ainsworth
  • Mrs Meta Freebairn
  • Callum Loh
  • James Loh
  • Donald MacErlich
  • Donald MacErlich
  • Isabella MacErlich
  • John MacErlich

Accession number

474734

Do you know something about this record?

Please note we cannot verify the accuracy of any information posted by the community.

Supporters and sponsors

We sincerely thank the following businesses and organisations for their support.