Burial register ID: 2750
First name: ROBERT
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 59 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 15-Dec-1879
Date of burial: 18-Dec-1879

Block: 38
Plot: 3

Bio contributor: Research by Jane Davidson

N.B.The following biography relates to Robert Gilkison the son of the Robert Gilkison of this record who is buried here in the Northern Cemetery. Robert Gilkison jnr was cremated and his ashes scattered.

Robert Gilkison (1862-1942)

Mr Gilkison arrived on the ‘Forfarshire’ from Glasgow, Scotland in 1879 with his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

He was articled to Stewart & Denniston, solicitors and admitted to the Bar in 1866. Gilkison eventually took over a practice in Clyde and specialised in cases involving the mining community and in 1892 he married Kathleen Thompson.

In 1893, the Gilkisons moved to Dunedin where Robert became a member of the City Council and Hospital Board, Secretary of the Law Society and several other important positions.

He retired from law in 1920 and wrote several books. Gilkison was survived by his wife and three sons.

Robert Gilkison
Source: Hocken Library, Uare Taoka o Hakena, University Otago, Dunedin sht208

There are 2 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
GILKISON HARRIET SIDNEY 56 Years 30-Jan-1884 01-Feb-1884
GILKISON ROBERT 59 Years 15-Dec-1879 18-Dec-1879