Nelson, Marlborough and Westland


LITTLEJOHN, James Gordon

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The Waimea County Council meets at the office in Nelson on the first Thursday after the first Wednesday in every month. Its members for 1905 are: Mr. George Macmahon, chairman; and Councillors H. Everett, Philip Best, John D. Beuke, William N. Franklyn, William Gill, and J. L. Rollet. Mr. S Blomfeld is the county clerk and collector, and Mr. J. G. Littlejohn, the county engineer. Waimea County has an area of 1,162,000 acres; a population of 7.833: 1,750 ratepayers; 1,700 rateable properties, and there is a general rate of 3/4 d in the ., and a hospital and charitable aid rate of 1-7d in the . The asstes amount to 3,000, and the liabilities to 3,166.

Mr. James Gordon Littlejohn, Engineer to the Waimea County Council, was born in 1869, in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and came out to New Zealand in 1881. He was educated at Wellington College, entered the Government service as a surveyor, and was for fourteen years stationed in the Wairarapa district before being appointed to his present position at Nelson in July 1901.

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