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Joan Susan Monro Gaisford was eldest grand-daughter of C. J. Monro, of "Craiglockhart", born 23rd April 1913 at Bulls, Rangitikei, and, died 4th October 2001 at Taupo. Joan, at age 18, is pictured here in her coming out dress. This dress had a pale pink satin body with full silk-net skirt to her shoes and soft pink bows at knee height. On her feet she wore blue satin shoes and carried a blue and pink bouquet. This outfit was worn to the Wanganui Collegiate School Old Boys Ball in Wanganui, on the 6 April 1931. Charles John Monro, born 5 April 1851 in Nelson, was the 4th son of Dr (later Sir) David Monro, the 2nd speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives 1861-70. He married Miss Helena Beatrice MacDonald in 1885 at Nelson and three years later came to the Manawatu District. They built a home in Fitzherbert West, called 'Craiglockhart' (after a family estate near Edinburgh), where they raised their family of 3 sons and 2 daughters. The house and land is now owned by Massey University. Charles Monro was one of the men responsible for introducing rugby football to New Zealand in 1870 at Nelson.

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Joan Susan Monro Gaisford
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Public Photograph Collection Pi 584
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April 7, 1930

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