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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Yule, Alexander

Yule, Alexander, Sawmiller, Hamua. Private address, Pahiatua. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. The subject of this notice is a native of Wellington, having been born there in 1840. His parents came to the Colony by the ship “Bengal Merchant,” the third immigrant vessel to arrive at Port Nicholson. He was brought up to farming pursuits on his father's farm at the Hutt, and in 1864 came to the Wairarapa. He started sawmilling in 1877, and successfully engaged in that occupation for about nine years, during which time he was working near Carterton and Masterton. In 1887 he removed to the Forty-mile Bush and took up the present property at Hamua. The production of timber at the mill is about 20,000 feet per week.
Mr. A. Yule.

Mr. A. Yule.

page 1008 Thirteen hands are employed. In addition to the mill, Mr. Yule has a fine grazing farm, where he breeds cattle and sheep. He takes a great interest in local matters, and is a member of the Pahiatua County Council. He was also a councillor of the borough. As a Mason, he belongs to the local Lodge of Freemasons. During the Maori troubles he was a member of the Masterton Yeomanry for seven years. Mr. Yule takes an interest in racing, and is a member of the Pahiatua Jockey Club. He is married, and has three sons and two daughters.