CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Metcalfe, James, Livery Stable Proprietor, Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North. Mr. Metcalfe is an Englishman who came out to the goldfields of Australia in 1854, arriving at Gabriel's Gully rush, in New Zealand, in 1862. He was all through the Otago and West Coast goldfields. Mr. Metcalfe acquired the present business, which was established in 1889, over two years ago. The stables, which are of wood and iron, contains about 4000 square feet of floorage space. They have thirty-two stalls and five loose boxes, and are conveniently situated for farmers and others attending the live stock sales. Mr. Metcalfe has a good paddock adjoioning the stables.
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