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Milson Pioneers. The Story of the Milson and Linklater Families and Farm history. Maurice Thompson. 2010 1st edition. Private Publication, the author, Palmerston North


The Linklater family, of Viking descent, originates from Orkney, Scotland
Hugh Linklater came to NZ with two friends, one of whom was Robert Milson. His son Joseph was born on the West Coast in 1876 and served in the Boer War

Joseph Linklater attended the School of Mines in Thames. On his way there he called to see Robert Milson and his daughter – his future wife Annie, whom he married after working as a miner

In 1905, while they were living at Colyton, Joseph bought land at Pohangina which became Ke Tenga farm
After the death of Annie’s father, the Linklaters moved to his farm where they later built a homestead on the corner of Milson Line and Bunnythorpe Kairanga Road.
They also bought several blocks of land in the area which later became farms for their children

Lots of personal information about them and their chioldrenDetails of land owned by the family then and now

Family trees: Linklater, Milson, Parkins

Lists of:
Names of WWII returned soldiers who settled on the former Milson Linklater farm
Achievements of some descendants

Maps show family land and surrounding blocks with owners’ names 1880s and 90s; Colyton, Milson and Foxton Beach maps with Block numbers; etc


Old photos: farming photos; houses; Joseph and Annie’s 50th Wedding Anniversary 1953
Linklater family c1917, 1930, 1945
Parkins family 1900
Milson family c1890, 1902
More modern photos mostly of houses


62pp; b/w and coloured photos; repros of documents; maps; family tree; large s/covers; very good condition

Scarce private publication


Text Copyright 2013
Collectible Books, Napier




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