CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



Upper Hutt

CRUICKSHANKS, James Duff

Page 843

Cruickshanks, James Duff, J.P., Millowner and Settler, Upper Hutt. For many years prior to 1892, when he retired, Mr. Cruickshanks conducted a sawmill in the district. He hails from Banffshire, Scotland, where he was born in 1823. Landing in Port Chalmers per ship `Phoebe Dunbar' in 1850, he settled in the valley about two years later. Mr Cruickshanks, who sat for some time in the Wellington Provincial Council, has been prominent in local politics, in the militias and volunteers, and as a Freemason and Oddfellow.



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