s08 George

George died from Tetanus standing on a rake aged 3 and took days to get to Timaru Hospital where it was too late. This occurred in the garden at their home at that stage at Mary Hill. His mother Mary Smart (Greig) undertook a desperate and legendary ride on horseback with him cradled in her arms to seek help. She crossed the Tekapo River and the Mackenzie Basin, travelled over Burkes Pass to Fairlie and eventually took him on to Timaru where sadly he later died.