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OLD CANTERBURY PIONEER DEATH OF MRS. J. GEBBIE [BT TELEGBAPH —PBESS ASSOCIATION] CHEISTCHUBCH, Saturday The death has occurred of Mrs. John Gebbie, of Sumner, aged 93 years, who was in Canterbury before the arrival of the first four ships at-Lyttelton in 1850. Mrs. Gebbie came from England in 1847 and celebrated her sixth birthday at sea aboard the barque Mary. Her father, Mr. Moses Cryer, had a contract to supply goods when the first four ships arrived, and her only brother was one of the early pupils of Christ's College. Mr. Cryer was also actually engaged oo the planning of the first road over the Port Hills, and eventually decided to settle on the land.

On August 21, 1865, Mrs. Gebbie was married by Bishop Selwvn to Mr. John Gebbie, son of the man who first settled in Gebbie's Valley and named Gebbie's Pass. She went to Gebbie's Valley as a bride and lived there for years. The fifth generation of the Gebbies is living there at the present day.

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LINK WITH THE PAST, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22001, 7 January 1935

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LINK WITH THE PAST New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22001, 7 January 1935

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