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Whitson ~ Johnstone FAMILY REUNION 1995

The 2 Scottish families that ran NZ's 1st legal brewery (Auck 1860) were linked by the marriage of George Johnstone & Elizabeth Whitson who were neigbours in Princes St Auck. The Johnstone house is the Home of the Auck Civic Trust. They established the Whitson Brewery in Lowe St Gisborne which was sold to William Crawford.


Standing (left): Richard Tombleson, Everlyn Watson, Wayne Bloxham, June Jones, Gary Jones, Margaret Tombleson, Charlie Kupenga, Marna Fyson, Pat Quigley, Eileen Ball, David Bell, Mary Manning, Alex Dever, Judy Ball, Val Nixon, Allan Nixon, Warwick Tombelson, Reachel Whitley, Faith Stanners, Ian Johnstone, Warren Ball, Jackie Grant, Daphne Kupenga, Aileen Mudford, Margaret Dever, Sid Jordan, Kuia Dever, Lorraine Ball, Peter Ball & Malcolm Cameron. Seated (left): Kit Withers, Yvonne Ball, Samantha Bloxham, Amanda Bloxham, Vanessa Bloxham, John Ball, Diedre Cameron, Max Cameron Dorothy Freed, Elizabeth Elliffe, Shirley Cameron, Jane Freed, Mazzie Judd, John Adams, Esmae Whitten, Murray McGovern, Angela Lloyd, Jenny McGovern, Alison Lloyd, Mary Clarke, Jean Adams, Colin Whitten & Pam Kupenga.