Castlepoint Accommodation House
(Sydney Arthur Pull, proprietor), Castlepoint. This convenient hostelry, which was established in 1880 and is built of wood and iron, contains twenty-two rooms, including thirteen well-furnished bedrooms, four parlours, and a dining-room, seated for forty guests. The situation is lovely—but a stone's throw from the sea—and it is not surprising
Mr. S. A. Pull.
that tourists and those requiring chance of air and scene should make the spot a pleasure and health-resort. The locality, which affords good sea-fishing, has a tri-weekly coach service with Masterton, and Mr. Pull's house has the telephone laid on. The proprietor, who hails from Hampstead, England, where he was born in 1856, came to New Zealand per ship “Hindostan” in 1875. After five years' experience in the Capital he came to the East Coast, and subsequently settled at Castlepoint. In 1889 Mr. Pull was married to Miss Bittles, and has a son and two daughters.
Bradlee, R. W.,
Cadet, Castlepoint, Tinui. Born in 1873 in Boston, United States of America, and educated at the famous school at Harrow in England, Mr. Bradlee gained his first experience of a country life with his cousins on a cattle-ranche in America. In 1896 he came to New Zealand with the intention of learning sheepfarming. Settling at first at Matakunu, he remained on Mr. Johnston's run until it was disposed of, when he removed to Castlepoint. Though but a young man Mr. Bradlee has travelled a good deal: he is charmed with the Colony, and delighted with the free life of the settlers on the station.