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Lees St
Sheet No: 141
Central Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Annie White Guthrie was born about 1845 in Largo, Fireshire, Scotland – the daughter of Walter Guthrie, a sailor, and Margaret.

Annie came to Dunedin in about 1872 and at least three of her brothers also came to New Zealand. The most notable of her brothers was Walter who was a successful businessman and merchant in Otago and Southland.

Annie lived in Lees St, Dunedin, where she died on 15 June 1928. She is buried in the family grave in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.


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Don Hutton

Posted: 25 Sep 2018

"Annie," baptised Ann (Scottish Old Parish Records) was brought up in Drummochy, Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland. She arrived in Dunedin, N.Z. on the ship "Oamaru" on 17 February 1875 with John Guthrie (brother), Thomas Sime (nephew) and William Dowie.

In 1893 Annie registered an the Electoral Roll (City of Dunedin) when women were first given the vote in New Zealand. At the time she was residing and working at the Grand Hotel, High Street. (Ref NZSG Index CD 2003)

Annie was a single woman. On the Death Register her name was recorded as "Annie White Guthrie". The informant was H. Guthrie, probably her nephew Henry James Guthrie aka "Harry". Her address was recorded as 24 Fernhill Street or Lees Street, Dunedin.

Will probated 16 July 1928 No.11073 (Ref Archives NZ - Dunedin. NZSG Index 2003).