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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Robert Ernest THOMPSON; b. 1881, Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand; son of John THOMPSON & Ann Willling NICHOLS; skilled sheep breeder; 1906 delivered shipment to South America for John CAMERON (his future father-in-law); 1907 ranch under-manager for Alexander Allan CAMERON (future brother-in-law) in Tierra del Fuego; for short period, manager of Ea. San Carlos, Anguil, Pampa Central, F.C.O. Buenos Aires; 1915, manager of Ea. Useless Bay, (Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego, Chile) ; 1920-1936 manager of Ea. José Menéndez (Sociedad Menéndez Behety, Río Grande, Argentina); family returned to New Zealand; d. 1942, Temuka, S. Canterbury, New Zealand (Estancia Menéndez photo album)  

m. 1915 Punta Arenas, Chile  

Thompson family, 1932
Thompson-Cameron family, 1932

Frances Flora Roseveare CAMERON (see CAMERON—BURBURY) (interview)


1. Maimie Frances, b. 1918, Buenos Aires; m. 1941 John Bruce KIRKLAND; d. 2000
2. John Ernest [Jack], b. 1920, Tierra del Fuego; d. 1942
3. Robert Magellan [Bob], b. 1921, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego; d. 1971
4. Edwina Anita, b. 1923, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego; d. 1997

Thanks: Ann Munro
Last updated: 29-I-2013