CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
Mr. Reuben Hodgkinson
HODGKINSON, Reuben, Farmer, Tadmor. Mr. Hodgkinson has a freehold section of 255 acres, which, with the exception of thirty acres, has been cleared of timber, and subdivided into paddocks, which carry 400 sheep, chiefly Lincoln and Romney Marsh. The soil is a light yellow loam, and has been proved, under the judicious management of the owner, to be capable of growing either root or grain crops. Mr. Hodgkinson was born at Wakefield in 1849, and is a son of Mr. Hodgkinson, of Tadmor. He followed goldmining at Wangapeka, the Buller and Tadmor, where he was one of the first at the "rush," being with Piroti and his party. Mr. Hodgkinson was digging off and on for thirty years; in fact, till 1896. He purchased his present property in 1869. Mr. Hodgkinson married a daughter of the late Mr. Jacob Watson, of Tadmor, and has three sons and three daughters.