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Mr Lawrence Bourke (-1946) began his farming career at Hamua, Wairarapa, and became part-owner of a property at “Hilltop”, at the end of Scott’s Road, Fitzherbert West. In 1900 he purchased land at the sale of Sir James Prendergast’s Fitzherbert Estate and commenced dairy farming on Section 189 and 190, on the top of the Fitzherbert Terrace. He married Roseanna O'Reilly in 1909. After his death the Government purchased this property and it is now part of Massey University.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Pi138_PEO_1184
Title
Lawrence Bourke
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
1890s

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

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farmer,
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