CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906

Nelson, Marlborough and Westland



WAIMEA:

KERR, John

Page 27 36

P. 27: PRESENT AND PAST MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT:

..Mr. J Shephard was member for Waimea till 1876, when he was supplanted by Mr. Baigent. But he regained his seat in 1879 and sat till 1885, when he was succeeded by Mr. J. Kerr...

Mr. Parker was succeeded at Motueka in 1876 by Mr. Richmond Hursthouse, who held his seat till 1887, when it was taken by Mr. J. Kerr...

P. 36:

Mr. JOHN KERR, who sat for Waimea in the House of Representatives from 1885 to 1887, and for Motueka from 1887 to 1890, came out from England with his father in the ship `Fifeshire,' which arrived at Nelson in 1842. For some time he farmed at Waimea West, but eventually bought the Lake Run at Roto-iti, and worked it until he met his death by drowning, a few years ago. Mr. Kerr, who was a keen sportsman and took a great interest in racing, introduced some good American stock into the colony. He also stocked Lake Roto-iti with white fish, which have since become very plentiful.



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