Nelson, Marlborough and Westland



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HODGKINSON, Thomas, Farmer, Tadmor. Mr. Hodgkinson's farm is freehold, and covers an area of 600 acres of good sheep grazing country. There are 800 Lincoln-Romney sheep on the property, and also twenty-five head of cattle. The farm consists, for the greater part, of low lying hills, which, when they are fully laid down in grass, will be capable of grazing three sheep to the acre. The whole of the sheep are remarkably clean and free from the slightest suspicion of ring-worm or foot-rot. Mr. Hodgkinson was born at Wakefield in 1845, and is a son of the late Mr. German Hodgkinson, a member of the Wakefield expedition party, who came out in the Thomas Harrison, in 1842, and died in Nelson on the 10th of August, 1900, aged 98. Mr. T. Hodgkinson was educated at Wakefield, and has followed farming from his earliest days. He farmed two properties of fifty and seventy-six acres respectively at Motupiko until 1874, when he bought his present holding. Mr. Hodgkinson was for about twenty years a member of the local school committee, and occupied a seat on the Motueka Road Board for some time. He is an Oddfellow of many years' standing, and takes a great interest in the welfare of the district. He has a fine residence of twelve rooms, and offers superior accommodation to the travelling public. The comforts of the house are all that can be desired, as everything about the place is thoroughly up-to-date. Mr. Hodgkinson married a daughter of the late Mr. William Louden, one of the best known settlers in the Waimeas.

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