Old Churchyard – Row 8 – North – Patterson
In memory of JOHN PATTERSON who died at Branxton 21st September 1876 aged 77 years. Also JOSEPH his son who died at Tuapekaotago New Zealand 4th November 1861. Also of MARY wife of the above JOHN PATTERSON who died 27th Feb 1891 aged 79 years.
Why would a young man from Branxton be in Tuapekaotago in 1861 the only idea that I can find there was a gold rush on that river in 1860’s so perhaps he was digging for gold.