[Death of John Anderson]


Bruce Herald

Issue Date

1 April 1873




Our obituary contains a notice of the sudden an unexpected death of one of the oldest settlers in this Province, Mr John Anderson, of Kelvin Grove, Kaihiku, brother-in-law of the Messrs Allan Bros., East Taieri. It appears the deceased, while at work in his garden on Saturday afternoon last, felt suddenly ill, and immediately thereafter became insensible. Dr Manning, of Warepa, was at once sent for, but on arrival found that nothing could be done to alleviate his sufferings; death, however, terminated these within twelve hours of the attack. Mr Anderson arrived in Otago from Nelson along with his brother-in-law, Mr Alexr. Mackay, of Dunrobin, East Taieri, in 1844, nearly four years before the arrival of the Wycliffe and Philip Laing, the pioneer ships from Britain. Mr Anderson sailed from London for Wellington, accompanied by Mr Mackay, in September 1839, by the ship Oriental, one of the first four vessels which sailed upon the same day under the auspices of the New Zealand Company.




Date Known

15 September 1839

The Oriental sets sail from London with James Anderson and his sons Donald Anderson, John Anderson and David Anderson, and Alexander McKay aboard. Sources: 2


James and John Anderson set sail from Wellington Harbour, New Zealand with a cargo of sheep but the ship is wrecked near Nelson, New Zealand and nearly all their sheep are lost. Sources: 2

30 December 1844

James, John and Isabella Anderson and Alexander and Janet McKay arrive at Koputai. Sources: 3

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Alexander McKay moves to Nelson. Sources: 1