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James Field Crawford (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.

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Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England


24 May, 1906 (aged ~ 91)
Oamaru, New Zealand

Cause of Death

heart disease

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