The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Nairn, James, Dairy Farmer, Khandallah. A native of Scotland, where he was born in 1846, Mr. Nairn landed in Port Chalmers per ship “John Duncan” in 1863, and after two years at the Otago diggings he settled in Wellington. Two years later he acquired the sixty-six acre farm which he now works. Mr. Nairn has been several years a member of the Onslow Borough Council, and has also acted on the Khandallah School Committee. He married a daughter of the late Mr. John Chaplin, of Petone, farmer, in 1866, and has eleven children—six sons and five daughters.