Diary, Falconer Diaries 1875 - 1933; William Falconer; 1875-1933; 2010.102


Diary, Falconer Diaries 1875 - 1933

About this object

Falconer Diaries 1875 - 1933; William Falconer and his wife Georgina Strachan, his diaries 1875 - 1933, "Balnacoil" Owaka, South Otago, New Zealand. Transcript of daily diary kept by William Falconer includes account books, family trees, letters and name index.


William Falconer

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Owaka

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper
processed material, cardboard


h 45mm x l 290mm x w 209mm

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy, personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords

the family. marriage. women, children. child development

Subject and Association Keywords

history of Oceania, New Zealand, local history and description

Subject and Association Description


Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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All rights reserved

Charmaine ANDRESEN 17 Nov 2013 05:37 AM,UTC

My Grandmother was Margaret Jane FALCONER,(of Balnacoil)married James WRIGHT, (of WRIGHT's Rd) in 1913. My father was Ira Falconer WRIGHT. I have in my possession several large old original photos of members of the family that I wish to give to the museum now it has a new home. I visited the old building in 2000-01 and after arriving in Christchurch on my return journey,a cousin very kindly gave me the portraits as I am a researcher for these families. Peter Gemmill WRIGHT and Mary DEMPSTER are James' parents. Peter and his younger brother Thomas both came to NZ and first settled in Green Island,Dunedin. Thomas married Catherine McLEAN,1868 and settled at Port Molynuex. They had five sons.
Thank you for reading this.

Johanna Urquhart 11 Nov 2013 06:44 AM,UTC

Hello there - mu name is Johanna Urquhart (nee Garthwaite)
William Falconer was my Great-Great Grandfather.
My mother's name was Jennifer Wright, Her Father was William Wright and his mother was Margaret - daughter of William Falconer and Georgina Strachan- It is possible to get a copy of his diaries at all?