CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Mr. Alfred Daysh, a member of the Taratahi-Carterton Road Board, is the second youngest son of Mr. John Daysh, who came to the Colony in the early forties, and at the time of writing is still hale and hearty, though ninety-three years of age. Mr. Daysh was born at the Taita in 1854, and was brought up to farming pursuits on his father's farm. He came to the Wairarapa when about sixteen years of age, and was engaged in farm work for some six years. In 1872 he took up about 130 acres of land at Taratahi West, and has been very successful in the working of the property, which is now a dairy farm. He is, in addition, a breeder of cattle. Mr. Daysh is chairman of directors of the Taratahi Dairy Company (Limited), having been a director for the last eight years. He is also a member of the Taratahi Racing Club. Mr. Daysh is married, and has six children.
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