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Sheet No: 46
South Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Margaret Hood was born about 1828 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland.

She married Samuel Gaw/McGaa, a weaver’s agent, in April 1846 in Ayrshire and they had 8 children, one who died in infancy, before the family emigrated to New Zealand in the late 1860s. They settled at Waipahi, in South Otago and farmed until the late 1880s when they moved to Dunedin.

When Margaret signed the suffrage petition they were living in Grosvenor St, Hillside, South Dunedin.

Margaret died on 29 April 1896 and Samuel died in 1905, they are buried together in the Northern Cemetery, Dunedin.


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Jack Richardson

Posted: 26 Oct 2020

It is interesting to note that Margaret GAW ( nee HOOD ) and her husband Sam GAW happen to be my 2 times great grandparents, which is pretty cool.