Our People

Our members bring their wide ranging skills to the Society.

Ken ALLAN

Treasurer & Newsletter Editor

Lived in Wanaka since 2011 but lived mostly in Otago and Southland. Genealogist for 35 years. History researcher and writer. Good knowledge of internet resources and how to use Excel for different purposes.

Erena BARKER

Member

Database manager. Volunteer Researcher.

Barbara CHINN

Member

History of Hawea.

Graham DICKSON

President

Administration.
Has an interest in photographing and detailing all Upper Clutha region Memorial plagues.

Bruce FOULDS

Committee

General assistance

Louise PRIMROSE

Member

Genealogy queries.
President of Wanaka Genealogy Group

David SIMMERS

Secretary

Responsible for Ian McCrone Collection, the newspaper publications from the Alpine News 1960s-early 2000.
Interest in Maps.

Graham TAYLOR

Member

History of Hawea Flat and Luggate.
Automotive farm machinery and vehicles.

Ken THOMLINSON

Committee

Volunteer researcher.
Maori and European maps and history.
Land ownership..
Pastoral leases and Runs.

Margaret THOMLINSON

Committee

Volunteer Researcher.
Upper Clutha history, local family histories.
Responsible for photographic collection.

Jo WILTON

Vice President

Volunteer Researcher.
Administration.
Co-ordinator of the Upper Clutha Pioneer Family Register implemented in 2010.
Member of New Zealand Society of Genealogists since 1967.