Archives, Doug MacPherson and Family; 1895-1975; WY.0000.1241


Archives, Doug MacPherson and Family

About this object

This is a folder of papers relating to the Doug MacPherson Family:

Copies of Programmes of Musical Evenings held at the Gore Town Hall 1892-1904

Baptism Certificate of Douglas Norman Alister MacPherson 1895

Various newspaper clippings

Ewen MacPherson printed then published The Wyndham Farmer for 39 years and when he died in 1934, his son Doug took over the business. Doug ran the paper for 20 years, with the last issue coming out on 19 February 1955. They closed during a prosperous period purely because they could not get any staff. For the last six weeks of the paper, Doug put out the issues entirely on his own and it was said that as Doug was finishing the compositing of the last page of the last paper, a man who wished to become a subscriber telephoned.

Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card


h 10 mm x w 445 mm x d 590 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Copyright status unknown - orphaned work

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