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Crawford, James Field (1815–1906)

Captain J. F. [James Field] Crawford, aged 90, died at Oamaru on Thursday. He came to the colony in 1868. He was for three years manager of the old Christchurch Brewery Company, and subsequently harbourmaster at Timaru, where he built the first breakwater. He was also Mayor of Timaru. He settled in Oamaru thirty years ago, being first wharf master there. He entered the railway service and held an appointment as stationmaster at Hampden in the seventies.

Original publication

  • Taranaki Herald (New Zealand), 26 May 1906, p 5

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'Crawford, James Field (1815–1906)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 8 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]


Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England


24 May 1906
Oamaru, New Zealand

Cause of Death

heart disease

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