Celebrating life together

Keith and Shirley Rawson celebrate 60 years of marriage today.   Photo by Sally Rae.
Keith and Shirley Rawson celebrate 60 years of marriage today. Photo by Sally Rae.
Weekend break in Dunedin led to 60 years of marriage for Oamaru couple Keith and Shirley Rawson.

Mr and Mrs Rawson, who cele-brate their diamond wedding anniversary today, first met in 1946 when Mr Rawson went to Dunedin for the weekend and met a young Shirley McGregor.

The couple started dating, with trips between Oamaru and Dunedin for 18 months before they got engaged.

They were married in Dunedin on March 31, 1949.

The couple, who have five sons and a daughter, later bought a dairy in Mornington, which they said was "a great way of life", and then another in South Rd, before buying the Modernway Bookshop in George St.

They retired to Nelson for 10 years, but they missed their friends and family in Dunedin, so moved to Oamaru about 14 years ago.

Mr and Mrs Rawson, aged 81 and 79 respectively, have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 



 

 

Add a Comment

drivesouth-pow-generic-1.png

 

Advertisement

postanote_header_620_x_80.png

postanote_620_x_25.jpg

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter