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A letter written by John Dewar to 'The Magazine of the Survey Departments of Malaya' 1 year after his retirement.
A letter written by John Dewar to "The Magazine of the Survey Departments of Malaya" 1 year after his retirement.
Information researched and compiled by Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here. 
 
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Article about Adam Houliston Moffat
Article about Adam Houliston Moffat
Transcribed from photocopy of article obtained from Peter Moffat 
 
3
Article about Alexander Moffat
Article about Alexander Moffat
Transcribed from a photocopy obtained from Peter Moffat 
 
4
Article about Elizabeth Jane Moffat
Article about Elizabeth Jane Moffat
Transcribed from photocopy of article obtained from Peter Moffat 
 
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Article about Ellen Isabella Moffat
Article about Ellen Isabella Moffat
Transcribed from photocopy of article obtained from Peter Moffat 
 
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Article about George Moffat
Article about George Moffat
probably written by Peter Moffat. Transcribed from photocopy of article obtained from Peter Moffat 
 
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Article about Isabella Moffat
Article about Isabella Moffat
Transcribed from photocopy of article obtained from Peter Moffat. 
 
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Article about Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron from Stan Dunn's 'Please meet.... Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron'
Article about Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron from Stan Dunn's "Please meet.... Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron"
The first 7 pages from the booklet made available by Stan Dunn that lists the descendants of Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron. Photocopy obtained by Roger Moffat in August 2004 
 
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Article about Robert Moffat
Article about Robert Moffat
Transcribed from a copy obtained from Peter Moffat. Possibly written by William "Ernest" Moffat as the article talks about "Dad" and his 4 sons and refers to them as "we". 
 
10
Article about Samuel William Moffat
Article about Samuel William Moffat
Transcribed from photocopy of article obtained from Peter Moffat 
 
11
Article describing the wedding of George Moffat and Ann Susan Fahey
Article describing the wedding of George Moffat and Ann Susan Fahey
Article probably transcribed by Peter Moffat, but it doesn't contain a reference for where it came from. A newspaper most likely, but it's not known for sure. 
 
12
Article from 'The Clutha Leader' 21 January 1908
Article from "The Clutha Leader" 21 January 1908
Article from a transcription of a newspaper article. Copy obtained from Peter Moffat, so presumably he did the transcription. 
 
13
Article from 'The Clutha Leader' about a family Reunion held at 'Ellenslea'
Article from "The Clutha Leader" about a family Reunion held at "Ellenslea"
The article was published in "The Clutha Leader" on 7th February 1911, describing a Family Reunion held at Ellenslea attended by most of the then living descendants of William Moffat and Ellen Houliston. 
 
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Article from 'The Clutha Leader' describing the Jubilee Concert held at the Oddfellows' Hall
Article from "The Clutha Leader" describing the Jubilee Concert held at the Oddfellows' Hall
This from a single column of newspaper which is headed "AY 28, 1929". One would think it's May 28 1929, but a companion article on a page labelled August 26 1929 refers to the Concert being "this evening", so it seems likely this was published August 28 1929, but the presence of "AY 28 1929" at the top of the column makes little sense. 
 
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Article from 'The Clutha Leader' of Monday August 26 1929 describing the Diamond Jubliee of Te Houka School
Article from "The Clutha Leader" of Monday August 26 1929 describing the Diamond Jubliee of Te Houka School
This article reports on the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for the Te Houka School celebrating 60 years from 1869 to 1929. Includes mention of a number of Moffats and Houlistons in various capacities at the school or on the school committee during the 60 years. 
 
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Article from 'The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland' published 1999.
Article from "The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland" published 1999.
This article was written by Peter Moffat for inclusion in the The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland. Publication details are:
Sorrell, Paul, ed., The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland, "Te Houka", (Dunedin City Council:Dunedin, New Zealand, 1999) pp. 706-707. 
 
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Article from the 'Otago Witness' about Pioneer Gold Miners in Alexandra
Article from the "Otago Witness" about Pioneer Gold Miners in Alexandra
The article is about the opening of the Pioneer Gates in Alexandra to commemorate the Pioneer Gold Miners of the Early [18]Sixties. Article mentions W Bringans, along with John Dewar, Pioneer Gold Miner and his wife Mrs J Dewar (Bethia Breingans). 
 
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Article from the 'Otago Witness' about the Alexandra District High School Celebrations
Article from the "Otago Witness" about the Alexandra District High School Celebrations
This article is from the Otago Witness of 16 March 1926, describing the celebrations that took place over several days for the Jubilee Celebrations. This article is in addition to the main article featured elsewhere in the same newspaper. Both Bethia Breingans and William Bringans are mentioned (with the name spelled as Brignans). 
 
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Article from the 'Otago Witness' describing Alexandra Schools' Diamond Jubilee
Article from the "Otago Witness" describing Alexandra Schools' Diamond Jubilee
From the Otago Witness of 16 March 1926, the article describes the several days of events held to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Alexandra Schools. Includes mention of William Bringans who was mentioned as Band Master and Chairman of the current School Committee. 
 
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Article from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860
Article from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860
The article talks about the arrival of the "Pladda" with John Bringans, Janet Mitchell and Bethia Breingans as passengers, the conditions in Otago at the time and concerns about the rapidly growing immigration to Otago. 
 
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Article written in 1984 by Errol Carr about Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat from Scotland to New South Wales, Australia
Article written in 1984 by Errol Carr about Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat from Scotland to New South Wales, Australia
The Thomas & Catherine CARR Family - Alexander & Ernest Sections. A brief history of the families of two of the children of Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat.
 
 
22
Document about Houliston and Lawson Families' Early History
Document about Houliston and Lawson Families' Early History
Document supplied by Michelle Fitzsimons Scott, who prefaced it saying it was told to her by her grandmother - Catherine Jane Higgins - in 1977. 
 
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eMail from Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here.
eMail from Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here.
eMail from Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here. 
 
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eMail from Ly Mok in Singapore with further information about John Dewar, and kindly provided for publication here.
eMail from Ly Mok in Singapore with further information about John Dewar, and kindly provided for publication here.
eMail from Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here. 
 
25
Family Folklore - compiled by Peter Moffat
Family Folklore - compiled by Peter Moffat
A compilation of some anecdotes about some members of the Moffat family, compiled by Peter Moffat. 
 
26
Information about John Dewar's service in the Federated Malay States
Information about John Dewar's service in the Federated Malay States
This information researched and compiled by Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here.
 
 
27
Introduction to Bringans Family Tree document
Introduction to Bringans Family Tree document
Written by Stuart Bringans in July 1979 to accompany a Bringans Family Tree produced on typewriter showing the descendants of Alexander Breingan and Janet Mitchell. Note it contains at least one error - the ship was called Pladda and arrived in New Zealand in 1860 with A Bringin, wife and child as passengers as listed in the Otago Witness of July 21 1860. 
 
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John Dewar — Otago Pioneer: Notes about John Dewar
John Dewar — Otago Pioneer: Notes about John Dewar
Written by his daughter, Janet Bethia Dewar, probably in 1973, prior to her death (the third to last paragraph mentions "a grandson (1973)". 
 
29
Letter from Thomas Lineham describing conditions in early Karamea
Letter from Thomas Lineham describing conditions in early Karamea
This letter was written by Thomas Lineham to his parents and published in the English Labourer newspaper on 13 November 1876 
 
30
Obituary from 'The Clutha Leader' for Ellen Houliston
Obituary from "The Clutha Leader" for Ellen Houliston
This obituary is transcribed from "The Clutha Leader" of sometime in May (after the 15th obviously) - possibly by Peter Moffat. 
 
31
Several reports from the Federated Malay States Survey Department mentioning John Dewar
Several reports from the Federated Malay States Survey Department mentioning John Dewar
The information in these reports was researched and compiled by Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here. 
 
32
The First Pioneer - by Max Mulvay and Roberta Rose née Mulvay
The First Pioneer - by Max Mulvay and Roberta Rose née Mulvay
 
 
33
Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
This article written by Peter Moffat describes his travels in the footsteps of his ancestors in Berwickshire as he visited the farms and places where several generations of Moffat and Houliston ancestors lived and worked 
 
34
Two letters written by John Dewar to Australian Surveyor Magazine.
Two letters written by John Dewar to Australian Surveyor Magazine.
Copies of letters researched and compiled by Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication on this site.
 
 
35
Who Was Who entry for John Dewar
Who Was Who entry for John Dewar
Information researched and compiled by Ly Mok in Singapore and kindly provided for publication here.
 
 
36
William Moffat's Last Will and Testament
William Moffat's Last Will and Testament
Transcription of William's Moffat's Will, made by Roger Moffat from photocopy of William Moffat's Will. 
 

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