Documents, Biography, William Macandrew; Miskimmin, Joan (nee Cockerill); 1876-2...


Documents, Biography, William Macandrew

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Documents; a folder of photocopied biographical notes about William Macandrew (1847-1923) who was the headmaster of the Mataura School from 1887 to 1911. It contains photocopies of: biographical notes, teaching certificates, work references, school inspectors' reports, newspaper clippings and photographs. The originals are held in the Hocken Library in Dunedin.

Macandrew was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire in 1847 and migrated to Otago aboard the 'Viola' in 1867. In 1869 he opened a private school at Greytown (now Allanton) and he continued to teach there after it was taken over by the Otago Education Board in 1870. Macandrew married Elizabeth McMillen in 1871. He subsequently worked as headmaster at Owaka, Berwick, Waitahuna, and Mataura.

The folder also includes photocopies of papers relating to the teaching activities of subsequent generations of the family. William's daughter Elizabeth Anne Legge Fordyce Macandrew worked as a school teacher before marrying John Bews. Elizabeth's daughter Nora Eileen Bews (later Cockerill), Nora's daughter Joan Eileen Cockerill (later Miskimmin), and Joan's son John Craig Miskimmin were also teachers.


Miskimmin, Joan (nee Cockerill)

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Family Researcher

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processed material, paper


folder: h 310mm x w 245mm

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From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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