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The biography of Beatrix Alison Binns

The biography of Beatrix Alison Binns

Beatrix Alison Binns was born 16th November 1936 to Donald Urquhart Binns and Beatrix Helen Binns nee Deighton in Feilding. She was the second born in her family with 4 other siblings; Helen Jane, born 1934 Marian, born 1937 Donald Rex, born 1941 Geoffrey Stuart, born 1947 Enid Susan, born 1955 Alison married Rodney Alexander […]

The biography of Beatrix Helen Deighton

The biography of Beatrix Helen Deighton

Beatrix Helen Deighton was born 27th June 1910 to Morell Stanley Deighton and Charlotte Ethel Deighton nee Valintine. Beatrix was the second youngest out of 7 siblings; Enid Valintine, born 1899 Kenneth Morell MacKenzie, born 1901 Dorothy Beaumont, born 1902 Jack Godfrey, born 1904 Marjorie Bernadine, born 1908 Deryck Valintine, born 1914 Beatrix married Donald […]

Ronald Stewart Cameron’s Military experience during WW2

Ronald Stewart Cameron’s Military experience during WW2

On 22nd of September 1942 Ronald had a medical examination with the Royal N.Z. Air Force in Masterton.  In this exam the following personal facts are stated; Ronald Stewart Cameron, aged 35 years and 3 months with a residence of Rangitumau Masterton and a trade of sheep farmer.  Eyesight and hearing is good, physique is […]

Ronald Stewart Cameron’s Biography

Ronald Stewart Cameron’s Biography

Ronald Stewart Cameron was born in Masterton on the 16th June 1907 to Walter Cameron and Madeline Stewart Cameron nee Baldwin. Ronald had one older sister Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, born 14th February 1904, and one younger brother Walter Norman Cameron born 31st July 1918.  Walter was named after his uncle Norman who fought and died in […]

The Death of Rodney Cameron

The Death of Rodney Cameron

Rodney and Alison were in Palmerston North for a art exhibition for his aunt Corries art work when Rodney fell ill and was taken to Palmerston North Hospital.  He was diagnosed with Leukemia and flown straight to Auckland Hospital for treatment.  This was about October/November of 2013. Initially, Rodney was not given long to live, […]

The Family life of Rodney Cameron

The Family life of Rodney Cameron

While working at Matapihi, Rodney got engaged to Alison Binns, but it wasn’t until about 3 months after they he was working in Tokoroa, that they got married.  They were married 26th July 1958, and share the same wedding anniversary as Rodney’s Grandparents.  Alison and Rodney stayed in Tokoroa for about 2 and a half […]

The early life of Rodney Cameron

The early life of Rodney Cameron

Taken from Rodney’s Life story Rodney was born in Masterton, his father, Ronald, farmed on one half of the 450 acre “Matapihi” block on Blackrock Road.  The family them moved to Rangitumau in 1939 to a 320 acre block owned by Rodney’s Grandfather, Walter. Rodney started school in 1940 attending only half a day for […]

Biography of Rodney Cameron

Biography of Rodney Cameron

Rodney was born 4th February 1935 to Ronald Stewart Cameron and Kathleen Janet Thomson in Masterton. Rodney was the oldest of 4 siblings; Janet, born 1938 Sally Aileen, born 1940 Margaret Anne, born 1944  Rodney married Beatrix Alison Binns on the 26th July 1958 at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Levin. Alison and Rodney had […]

Whisky Tasting: Ardbeg Scorch, the breath of the dragon

Whisky Tasting: Ardbeg Scorch, the breath of the dragon

Finally this whisky has arrived.  After ordering the Ardbeg Scorch at 9am on the 5th of June which was Queens Birthday weekend, and having this arrive more than a month later on 10th July. Anyway the name Scorch comes from a mythical fire breathing dragon that lived in one of the warehouses of the distillery, […]

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