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Dr Margaret Cruickshank 100th Anniversary Commemorations

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The Waimate Branch NZ Society of Genealogists,in collaboration with local community groups, is organising a full day of events celebrating the life of Dr Margaret Cruickshank.


10.00am - Old Waimate Cemetery, McNamaras Road, Waimate   
Blessing, Floral tributes and Ceremonial pipers 

11.00am -  Bushtown Waimate Heritage Park, 20 Dobson Street, Waimate
Dr Margaret Cruickshank Commemorative Totara tree planting and more 

12noon to 1.00pm – Lunch: Waimate Main Primary School Hall, 25 John Street, Waimate
Light lunch available at a charge. Pupils’ display in Waimate Main School Hall

1.00pm – Service:  Memorial Statue, Seddon Square, Queen Street, Waimate  
Floral tributes laid by family, guests & community  

2.00pm – Official Function:  Waimate Events Centre, 15 Paul Street, Waimate
MP Jacqui Dean, Mayor Craig Rowley and Cruickshank family attending
Waimate Main School Children’s items
Community Kapa Haka Group
Brief presentations on Dr Cruickshank's life and 1918 Influenza Pandemic
*First Day Cover and Commemorative stamp on sale*
Waimate Museum and Archives Commemorative display
Mr David Lockyer & Dr Geoffrey Rice – publications on sale 
Floral display
Dr Cruickshank Memorial Board – Posting of group & individual contributions welcome                

5.00pm -  Commemorations conclude

For further information please contact

Sandra Coles, Chairperson Dr Margaret Cruickshank Commemorations Group

Ph: 03 689.6577 or 021 2323358

The public are welcome to attend all events.

You can read more about this remarkable woman here

Margaret Cruickshank Commemorations
Special Stamp Issue
28 November 2018


Each stamp costs $2.00 to purchase and is a $1.20 postage stamp - limited edition of 1,000
First Day Covers are available for $5.00 which includes 2 x $1.20 stamps and a card inside containing information about Margaret Cruickshank.

Stamps and First Day Covers are available at the Waimate Event Centre from 10am on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

For more information please contact Matt Henderson on 03-689-8946 or

Earlier Event: November 24
Waimate Kennel Society Championship Show
Later Event: December 14
Centrewood Estate Christmas Extravaganza