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Probable correct spelling of family name is “Gillies”, family of John Jarnie Gillies who lived in this house c 1914. Mr J J Gillies was the 2nd Manager of the first Creamery belonging to the NZ Farmers Union. About 1900 Mr Gillies was Manager of another Creamery on Reid’s Line near Dixon’s Road junction. In 1905 Mr. Gillies established another factory, opposite his previous employment, which in turn was bought out by the Bunnythorpe Dairy Company in 1907. From 1907 to 1912, Mr Gillies moved his operations to Colyton, but came to Bunnythorpe in the employ of the Co-op Diary Co., until 1914 when he moved to Palmerston North.

Identification

Object type
Image
Date
circa 1907 to circa 1910
Digitisation ID
2008N_Bu36_RTL_1763
Held In
Coolstore

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1910s,
black and white,
home,
homestead,
photographs,
rural towns and life,
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