Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 38, September 1994

Hamish and Joan (nee Farrell), members of the Paeroa Historical Society, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in January 1994. They were married in Whangarei on 18 January 1943.

Hamish was a farmer and an enthusiast of the Ayrshire breed. Both Hamish and Joan are Patrons of the A & P Association and Hamish was President of the Paeroa Historical Society from 1979 to 1982. Joan was the convener of the home industries section at the A & P show for over 30 years and has been a member of the Netherton CWI since 1947.