CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



WANGANUI:

FERNIE BROS.

Page 1444

Fernie Bros., Farmers, "Ohimiti," Kaiwhaike, and "Aberfeldie," Makirikiri, Wanganui. Both brothers were born at Wanganui, their father, Mr. John Fernie, who was a native of Scotland, coming to New Zealand in 1854. He returned to England, was married, and came out to the colony again in 1860. Messrs. Fernie Bros. purchased their first land in 1881, beginning in a small way, but by dint of energy, shrewdness, and intelligence, they now possess some 6000 acres, all improved, with the exception of reserves. Longwool sheep they find are not suited to their locality, and they are endeavouring to raise a breed adapted to the country.



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