1826 – 1921
A daughter of James Drummond Senior, Euphemia married a shepherd, Ewan Mackintosh in 1849. Her strong sense of purpose and great skill in the breeding of dairy cattle contributed much to her husband’s success. While he concentrated on sheep and the breeding of good farm horses she developed their Avon Valley property ’Glendearg’ into the colony’s leading producer of fine quality dairy produce. The quality of the property’s bloodstock and the planning of its facilities set standards well beyond the average of the time and provided an example for many.
After the death of her husband in 1881 Euphemia continued to manage ‘Glendearg’ unaided for nearly 40 years. Her skill at breeding stock and farm management became legendary.