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Topic # 192221 2-Mar-2016 12:14
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I have been doing my family research and came across this photo taken I think in 1992.

 

 

It is the original family home of my gt-gt-grandparents, built around 1870. I was wondering if it's still standing, but I don't know exactly where in Southbridge it is.

 

I tried doing a Streetview for it but it seems like a lot of roads in the area haven't been "captured".

 

So, if you're a local, does it look familiar?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1504881 2-Mar-2016 13:12
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My sister in laws lived ther for years but doesn't know of it. She wondered if it was on a farm.

 

 

 

Good luck,

 

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  Reply # 1504885 2-Mar-2016 13:20
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If you have an address then Google Maps satellite photos would at least show if it was still standing.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1504978 2-Mar-2016 14:22
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It was on a farm. Possibly in the vicinity of Matthews Rd, but that's just a guess.




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  Reply # 1505614 3-Mar-2016 17:54
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kiwifidget:

 

I have been doing my family research and came across this photo taken I think in 1992. 

 

 

Without much unique about it and such an old photo, I imagine it would be difficult to pin to a specific property, it's just your typical cottage.

 

But I do remember going to an open home maybe 10 years ago on the Southbridge side of Leeston, I think it was on The Lake Road, which was a cottage very like that, down a fairly long drive, had trees along the front and a long skinny horse paddock before the house.

 

 





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  Reply # 1505629 3-Mar-2016 18:18
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If its of any use, the 1874-75 Selwyn Electoral Roll says Glenfield farm was rural sections 9561 and 9930.

 

Try as I might I have been unable to find a map with those details.

 

Local museums were strangely unhelpful.





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  Reply # 1505644 3-Mar-2016 18:35
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If you have some names they can probably be associated with an address:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzlscant/resources.htm

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  Reply # 1505646 3-Mar-2016 18:38
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kiwifidget:

If its of any use, the 1874-75 Selwyn Electoral Roll says Glenfield farm was rural sections 9561 and 9930.


Try as I might I have been unable to find a map with those details.


Local museums were strangely unhelpful.


It is better to visit. Allow half a day, this kind of thing takes time run by volunteers and may take a few visits etc.

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  Reply # 1505665 3-Mar-2016 19:41
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kiwifidget:

 

If its of any use, the 1874-75 Selwyn Electoral Roll says Glenfield farm was rural sections 9561 and 9930.

 

 

 

 

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=CHP18790510.2.35.2

 

Looks like it was sold sometime between then and 1879





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