CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



OTAKI:

EAGAR, Henry Francis

Page 1091-1092



Mr. Henry Francis Eagar


Mr. Henry Francis Eagar, Clerk of the Otaki and Te Horo Road Boards. Mr. Eagar, who is a son of the late Mr. Richard Eagar, was born in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1837, and was educated at Bradley's School, Parramatta, after which he entered into a clerkship with Messrs. Baumes and Keele, with whom he remained for nearly four years. Coming to New Zealand in 1842, he stayed a short time in Wellington, when he returned to Sydney and back again to Wellington in 1854. Mr. Eagar was storekeeping from 1854 to 1862. He then tried his luck on the Oamaru diggings, and was fairly successful. He may well be considered the veritable "Pooh-bah" of Otaki, holding the clerkships of the Otaki Road Board [for the last ten years] and the Te Horo Road Board, the secretaryship of the Otaki Maori Racing Club, and of the Otaki Library, as well as t he agency for several companies, including the Northern Insurance Company. He was previously secretary to the I.O.O.F. for seven years, and now holds the office of V.G.



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