- Born: 1848, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland 215
- Marriage: Ann Wilson LINDSAY on 30 Apr 1869 in Strathbungo, Renfrewshire, Scotland
- Died: 14 Nov 1930, Caversham, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand at age 82 215,229
- Buried: 16 Nov 1930, Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Cause of his death was Cardiac syncope. Paralysis. Cerebral haemorrhage - 14days. Myocardial weakness.
Total of 13 children with this marriage
George Hunter should have been down the mine on the day of the Kaitangata mine disaster, but he slept, was a coal miner.
George Hunter was instrumental in opening Kaitangata coal mine (from newspaper clipping of Boyd twins)
Port of departure London 22 May 1874 on Corona, arrived Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand on 28 August 1874 on the Corona, travelled with their 2 children Christina Clement and William George.
Passenger list details, George Hunter as coming from Lanark, occupation miner age at passage 26, Ann aged 29, Christina 4, William 1. Note George born 7 July 1869 does not appear on passenger list. The Hunters were assisted emigrants.
Dunedin Public Library, Otago Daily Times Sat 29 August 1874, page 2 under shipping arrivals, Corona Ship 1199 tons Robertson, from London, May 22nd Cargills, Gibbs and Co. Agents. Passengers 496 free and nominated immigrants.
The book White wings Vol 1 states. Two passages were made to New Zealand by the Corona, 1200 tons, which brought out a large number of people to Port Chalmers. On 24 1874, she left the Old Country with 496 passengers. Final departure was taken from the Lizard on June 1, crossed the equator on July 2, made the snares on August 22, 82 days from the Lizard, and arrived Port Chalmers on 28 August, 96 days from port. In 1876 she brought out 318 immigrants. . . . etc.
Place of residence in New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Shag Point, Kaitangata, Mclennan, Omimi, Dunedin.
Occupation Miner in Scotland and in New Zealand a miner and farmer.
Age at death 88
Lived 62yrs in New Zealand.
Death Notice in Otago Witness 18:11:1930
Hunter - On November 14 at Dunedin, George, Beloved husband of the late Ann Hunter, of Dunedin and late of Kahuika, Catlins, and father of Mrs Duffy (Waimate), Mrs Meade (Manuka Creek), Robert Hunter (French Pass) and James Hunter (Dunedin). Aged 88 yrs "At Rest"
Cause of death Cardiac syncope, Paralysis, Cerebral haemorrhage, myocardial weakness, medical attendant by whom certified W. H. Borrie, last saw deceased 10 Nov 1930.
Died Chromi Hospital, Caversham from 18 David Street, Caversham.
George Hunter was on land at Kahuika,1st July 1902 prior to purchase but on
condition he purchase & fulfil obligations O.R.P.
On June 6 1913 he purchased the same for 89 Pound 5 Shillings at 7 shillings
& sixpence an acre.
Crown Grant 5651. Block 15 Section 2, - 101 acres 3 Roods 24
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation, 1877. Miner
• Occupation, Between 1880 and 1882. Labourer
George married Ann Wilson LINDSAY, daughter of Robert LINDSAY and Christian CLEMENT, on 30 Apr 1869 in Strathbungo, Renfrewshire, Scotland. (Ann Wilson LINDSAY was born in 1841 in Parish Of Fenwick, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland,209 died on 16 Jun 1925 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 209 and was buried on 18 Jun 1925 in Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.)