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High St
Sheet No: 79
Central Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Helen Stewart was born about 1827 in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

She married Millar Anderson, a baker, on 9 September 1844 in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire and they had five children before the family emigrated to Otago in 1856 on the Southern Cross.

They settled in Dunedin and had a further five children, two who died in infancy.

Their 'first residence in Dunedin was a whare on the ground now known as Jubilee Park'.

Millar worked as a baker and grocer in George St before moving to High St where he ran the business with their sons and where Helen signed the suffrage petition.

Two of Helen’s daughters also signed the petition (See 79 M Anderson and 79 E Caradus)

Millar died in 1897 and Helen died on 11 January 1901, they are buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.


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