The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Mr. William Mitchell
Mr. William Mitchell is Chairman of the Directors of the Cheltenham Co-operative Dairy Company, Limited, and a farmer at Kiwitea, where he has resided since 1880. He is a son of the late William Mitchell, of Horokiwi Valley, and was born in Wellington in 1860. The subject of this sketch had several years of farming under his father, after which he came to Cheltenham and purchased this valuable freehold property. By dint of perseverance and hard work, Mr. Mitchell has succeeded in seeing his labours page 1245 rewarded. A large portion of this land is now under the plough, the soil of which is remarkably fertile. The whole is grassed and subdivided into paddocks, and will carry nearly four sheep-to the acre all the year round. Mr. Mitchell is one of the largest suppliers of milk to the local dairy, and milks upwards of thirty cows. He is a member of the Birmingham Rifle Club.