CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



WANGANUI:

GOWER, Mr. Henry Charles

Pages 1373-74



Mr. J. Gower




Mr. H. C. Gower


Mr. Henry Charles Gower, the well known sheepfarmer of Bonny Glen Estate, Turakina, was for some time a member of the Wanganui County Council. His father, Mr. John Gower, who landed in New Zealand in 1840, died in 1864, and his mother, twelve years later. The youngest of ten children, he was born on the 22nd of October, 1859, on the fine property of 840 acres he now owns, and was brought up to a country life. Originally covered with fern, toi-toi and scrub, the Bonny Glen Estate has been fully cleared and brought into cultivation, and carries 1800 sheep - 100 acres being devoted to cropping. Mr. Gower was married in 1887 to a daughter of Mr. Joseph Smith, settler, of Waitotara, and has two sons and two daughters.



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