CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
Mr. Thomas Kinzett
KINZETT, Thomas, Farmer, `Genia Farm,' Eighty eight Valley, Wakefield. Mr. Kinzett was born in Warwickshire, England, in the
year 1826, and brought up to agricultural work. He came to New Zealand in the ship `Thomas Harrison,' and arrived in Nelson in 1842.
Shortly after landing, Mr. Kinzett took up land at Richmond, whence he removed to Hope, and thence to his present property, where,
with the exception of seven years spent on the Australian goldfields, he has since resided. He served for a short time as a member of the
Hope school committee, is a member of the Farmers' Union and was for years a member of the Order of Oddfellows. Mr. Kinzett married
a daughter of Mr. George Holland, senior, of Stoke, in 1846, and has, surviving, four sons and four daughters.