CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provinces
WAIMEA COUNTY COUNCIL:
COUNCILLOR WILLIAM GILL, who has represented the Whangamoa riding on the Waimea County Council, since November, 1902, is also chairman of the Wakapuaka Road Board, and a member of the school committee. He was born in 1862 at Wakapuaka, and is the son of an old colonist, his father having arrived in Nelson in 1842 by the ship `Mary Ann.' Mr. Gill was always engaged in farming, and at present holds 380 acres of freehold land which he devotes to dairying. He was married, in 1886, to a daughter of Mr. John Withers, and has a family of five sons and four daughters.
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