James Graham
Location #220. School Teachers Residence
Group Number 2

Group Members

The table below shows the people that make up the group.

No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Graham James Husband School teacher 1877
2 Graham Susannah Brown (?) Wife
3 Graham William Clunie (Bill) Child 10 Nov 1866 18 Sep 1876
4 Graham James Brown Child 2 Feb 1870 28 Mar 1957 11 Sep 1876
5 Graham John (Jack) Laing Child 8 Sep 1871 3 Nov 1957 11 Sep 1876
6 Graham Ernest Child 15 Mar 1875 4 Oct 1880
7 Graham Lucy Margaret Child 15 Mar 1877


The table below shows any historical notes about the party group.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2480 1864 Mr & Mrs Graham arrive in New Zealand.

It appear that Mr & Mrs Graham arrived at Port Chalmers on 13 Jul 1864 on the ship the 'Andrew Jackson'

2481 1875 The Graham's living in Ophir.

James Graham and family lived in Ophir and Mr Graham was the school teacher there.

2482 1876 The Graham family move to Bannockburn.

Mr Graham and family moved to Bannockburn where he took up the position of school teacher, replacing Mr W A Paterson. His salary was £186 (one hundred and eighty six pound). The Graham family may have moved to dwelling #220 because it was larger than the newly constructed first school teachers residence (dwelling #213)

2483 1876 Mr Graham appointed as library secretary.

The Bannockburn School building was enlarged so it could accommodate the post office and the library. Mr Graham was appointed library secretary and paid an extra £10 to look after the library.

2484 1877 Death of Mr Graham

Mr James W Graham died in 1877. By this time the school roll had grown to 86 pupils. Mr Alexander Anderson took over the position of teacher.

2485 1877 Susannah Graham continued to live in dwelling #220

After the death of her husband, Mrs Susannah Graham continued to live in dwelling #220 with her children. Mrs Graham worked at the school as a cleaner and also taught painting. Susannah painted pictures on velvet and well as embroidering work with velvet.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1892 Mr Graeme Stewart - Bannockburn 13 July 1914 Mrs S Graham at the Jubilee gathering of the passengers of 'Andrew Jackson' View Image