The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Goodbehere and Richmond (Samuel Goodbehere and Alfred Richmond), Barristers and Solicitors, Manchester Square, Feilding. Telegraphic address, “Richmond, Feilding.” P.O. Box 86. Bankers, Bank of Australasia. London agents, Messrs. Torr and Co., 38 Bedford Row, W.C. Wellington agents, Messrs. Bell, Gully and Izard. Private residences: Mr. Goodbehere, Manchester Street; Mr. Richmond, Derby Street. The senior partner is a native of London, where he served his articles with Messrs. Taylor, Sharp and Field, being admitted in 1843 in England. Arriving in New Zealand via Melbourne in 1880, Mr. Goodbehere was enrolled in the same year in the Colony. Mr. Richmond is a son of Mr. Justice Richmond, and was articled to Messrs. Fell and Atkinson, of Nelson, and subsequently to Richmond and Richmond, of Wellington. He was also secretary to Judge Richmond, being admitted in 1888. The business was founded in 1889 by Mr. Goodbehere, who was joined by Mr. Richmond in 1889. The firm are solicitors to the Kiwitea County Council, the Colonists' Laud and Loan Corporation, and the Bank of Australasia. Mr. Goodbehere was mayor of Feilding in the years 1887 and 1888.
Prior, John, Barrister and Solicitor, Furgusson Street, Feilding. Telegraphic address, “Prior, Feilding.” P.O. Box 67. Bankers, Bank of Zealand. London agents, Prior, Church, and Adams, 61 Lincoln's Inn, Leeds. Wellington agents, Messrs. Bell, Gully and Izard. Private residence, Campbell Street. Mr. Prior is a native of Oxford, and reached the Colony by ship “Orpheus” in 1873 or 1874. He was educated privately, and was articled to Messrs. Prior, Church and Adams, being admitted a solicitor in England in 1886. For some time he was managing clerk to a London legal firm, and for six years he practiced his profession in Kidder minister. In New Zealand he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, March 18th, 1878. Mr. Prior was the first solicitor to take up his residence in Feilding. He is solicitor to the Borough Council of Feilding, and to the Horse-shoe Drainage Board. Mr. Prior is also solicitor to the Bank of New Zealand.
Reade, Lawrence Edward, Barrister and Solicitor, Kimbolton Road, Feilding. Telegraphic address, “Read, Feilding.” Bankers, Bank of Australasia. Mr. Reade was born in India, and arrived in New Zealand in the year 1869, per ship “Challenger,” from London. He was articled to Mr. Gibson Kirk Turton, of Dunedin, barrister and solicitor, at one time a partner in the well-known firm in Dunedin of Harris, Macassey and Turton, but in October, 1873, by mutual consent he became manager for Mr. E. A. Julius, a well-known solicitor in Oamaru, with whom he completed his term in 1875. On the 23rd day of August of the same year he was admitted a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. In December, 1886, Mr. Reade was appointed commissioner of the Supreme Court, Tasmania, and in September, 1889, a similar title was conferred upon him for New South Wales. He was perpetual commissioner for the acknowledgement of deeds by married women, prior to coming into force of “The Married Women's Act.” As an old interprovincial cricketer between Otago and Canterbury he is remembered up to date. He is a Mason of considerable rank, and occupied the position of “master” of the Southern Cross Lodge of Invercargill, 1879–80. M.E.Z. of the Southern Cross Royal Arel Chapter, 1884–85, and “master” of St. John's Lodge of Marl Masons, Invercargill, 1886–87. In 1884 Mr. Reade was elected mayor of East Invercargill, which borough he previously served for six years as a councillor.
Sandilands, William Alfred, Barrister and Solicitor, Fergusson Street, Feilding. Telegraphic address. “Sandilands, Feilding.” P.O. Box 78. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Branch office, Birmingham. Private residence, Kimbolton Road. London agent, A. R. Fletcher-Jones, 12 Old Jewry Chambers, E.C. Mr. Sandilands was born in Melbourne and educated at the Church of England Grammar School and the Scotch College in that city. In 1879, having completed the firm for which he was articled with the late Hon. Robert Stirling Anderson, of Melbourne, he came to New Zealand, and in July, 1882, was admitted a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of this colony. A year later, Mr. Sandilands moved to Feilding. He is solicitor to the Manchester Road Board, the Cheltenham Co-operative Dairy Company, Halcombe Dairy Company, Campbelltown Co-operative Dairy Company, the Feilding Building Society, the Colonial Bank, etc. In November, 1894, Mr. Sandilands was elected, unopposed, mayor of the borough, after having served some seven years in the council. He is president of the Feilding Cycling Club, and a steward of the Feilding Jockey Club.