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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Jackson, Joseph John Griffiths

Jackson, Joseph John Griffiths, General Blacksmith, and Wheelwright, Martinborough. Mr. Jackson's smithy, established in 1890, is close to the new post-office on the main road going through Martinborough. Born in Greytown in 1862, he was first employed in Mr. Black's coach factory, and subsequently worked for Mr. Whitton, blacksmith, Greytown, for two-and-a-half years. Mr. Jackson gained an extensive experience at his trade with Mr. Hodge, of Martinborough, where he remained for five-and-a-half years. Upon that business being transferred, Mr. Jackson started for himself in his present premises. His specialty is shoeing racehorses, at which he is regarded as an adept. He does a considerable trade as a general wheelwright, employing a competent assistant. In local affairs Mr. Jackson takes an active part, having been bandmaster of the late local band, and acted as a member of the school committee, racing club, cricket club, and other institutions.