Mathieson, Catherine (1818–1883)

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Mathieson, Catherine (1818–1883)

New Zealand dairy producer. Name variations: Catherine Johnstone. Born Catherine Johnstone, Dec 11, 1818, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland; died Sept 14, 1883, in Pukehiki, New Zealand; dau. of Thomas Johnstone and Jean (Bryden) Johnstone; m. John Mathieson, 1851 (died 1887); children: 3.

Immigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand (1858); leased farm and purchased cows, providing milk, butter, and cheese to Dunedin community; helped to found Otago Peninsula Co-operative Cheese Factory (1871).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1).

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