Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison

Originally from Scotland, Barbara Morrison (née Logan) and her husband James moved to New Zealand a few years after their marriage. The couple settled in South Dunedin where James worked as an engineer. When war broke out in 1914, Barbara became involved in the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association and helped fundraise for various causes, among them the Belgian Relief Fund. She was awarded the Médaille de la Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elisabeth Medal) by the Belgian Government in recognition of her work.   

Family information

Parents: Logan (surname)

Born: 1854

Died: 7 August 1939, aged 85

Buried: Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, Block 16, Plot 478

Married: James Morrison, 1872 (in Scotland)


  • Mary Morrison (later Stewart), b. circa 1875
  • Grace Morrison, b. 1876
  • James Morrison, b. 1880 d. 5 October 1919
  • David Logan, b. 1883
  • Alexander, b. 1885
  • Roger Morrison, b. 1887
  • Malcolm Morrison, b. 1889

Active in: Dunedin

Obituary/death notice:

MORRISON – On August 7, 1939, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs S. H. Stewart, 27 Weka Street, Fendalton, Barbara, widow of the late James Morrison, Dunedin: in her 86th year.
'Deaths', Press, 8 August 1939, p. 1 

Selected sources

'The War', Otago Daily Times, 14 July 1915, p. 8

'The War', Otago Daily Times, 12 November 1915, p. 3

'St John Ambulance Brigade', Otago Daily Times, 18 December 1915, p. 6

'The War', Otago Daily Times, 11 April 1916, p. 6

'Otago Patriotic Association', Otago Daily Times, 3 August 1917, p. 4

'Port Chalmers Patriotic Association', Otago Daily Times, 9 October 1917, p. 6

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