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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Mr. Thomas Pearson Moody

Mr. Thomas Pearson Moody. C.E., M.E. etc., General Manager of the Hikurangi Coal Company, was born at Killingworth, Westmoor, Newcastle-on-Tyne, in 1841, and served his apprenticeship to the profession of a civil and mining engineer at Crawshay's mines in South Wales. He is a life member of the Geologists' Association of London, a member of the Geological Society of Australasia, the New Zealand Institute, the South Wales Institute of Civil, Mining, and Mechanical Engineers, New Zealand Institute of Mining Engineers, and of the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers. Mr. Moody was chief superintendent in 1872 of Mr. W. B. Tooth's Clifton station, Darling Downs, Queensland, of 100,000 acres freehold and 200,000 leasehold land, carrying 220,000 merino sheep and 8000 head of cattle, besides a large meat preserving establishment. He was general manager for the Hon. R. Towns' South Queensland estates, including sawmill, meat-preserving works and steamers on the Brisbane river, and in 1878, he was manager of the Waratah Coal Company, Newcastle, N.S.W. and engineer-in-cheif of the Australian Railway Company. Mr. Moody was manager of the Bay of Islands Coal Company for eighteen years. He has been connected with the management of coal and gold mines for over thirty-three years, and has never lost a man by accident, a record almost unique in the history of mining in the Colonies. He is a pioneer of the industry, and one who fills a worthy place in the history of colonial enterprise.