About 90 descendants of the Ralston family with links
to the Taieri gathered for a reunion at Allanton last
Among them were co-organisers Julia Ralston (left), holding
photograph, of Philadelphia, in the United States, and Janine
Tansley (right), of Dunedin, holding another photograph.
Ralston involvement with Allanton began about 1864 with the
arrival in Otago of Alexander Ralston, initially from the
Mull of Kintyre, Scotland.
The last of the Ralston family farms at Allanton was sold in