Mr MacLeod FINLAYSON, who died at his home, Braemar, at Waipu on Tuesday, had a long record of service in the district and Northland. He was 71. A leading Shorthorn cattle breeder. Mr Finlayson was well known in agricultural circles as well as sporting and local body affairs. He had almost completed three terms as a Whangarei County representative on the North Auckland Electric Power Board. Mr Finlayson was a life member, patron and past president of the Northland Shorthorn Breeders Society and also a life member of the society’s Dominion council. He was a respected judge of milking shorthorns at A & P shows and popular with children as a calf club judge.
SPORTSMAN, as a sportsman, Mr Finlayson was once an Otamatea football representative and later a referee. He was patron and a past president of the Waipu Football Club. In his youth he was a keen hurdler and then to help with the administration side of athletics. He was patron and a past chief of the Waipu Caledonian Society, an executive member of the Waipu R. S.A and the Northland Piping and Dancing Association and past chairman of the Waipu Cemetery Board and Waipu Hall Committee. Mr Finlayson is survived by a wife and a daughter, Jean, a school teacher at Papakura High School. (Northern Advocate, Jul 1965)
FINLAYSON, MacLeod (Regtl No. 58387, WW1). On July 27, 1965, at the residence, Braemar, Waipu, dearly loved husband of Alice and loved father of Jean and the late Morag; in his 71st year, see tomorrow’s Herald for funeral notice. (Northern Advocate, Jul 1965) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum