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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Clinkard, Cecil Henry

Clinkard, Cecil Henry, Timber Merchant, Kaukapakapa. Mr. Clinkard was born in 1862 in Oxfordshire, where the family have been freehold farmers for generations, his uncle still occupying the old farm lands. He came to New Zealand with his parents in 1867, and was educated in the Colony. His father was the first settler at Makarau, where for three years his mother did not set eyes on a white woman. Being brought up to bush work, he commenced as a bush contractor at the age of sixteen, and has since then principally confined his attention to the timber industry. He takes up large tracts of bush country and then works out the timber. At present he employs some fifteen hands in the bush page 631 at Makarau, from which timber is towed to Wairoa. Mr. Clinkard is in partnership with Messrs J. and W. Drinnan in working a bush at Mangapai, Whangarei County. He generally ships his timber direct to London, Sydney, Adelaide, and the southern ports of New Zealand. Mr. Clinkard takes a keen interest in local affairs. He is married to a daughter of the late Mr. Charles Hooper, of Somersetshire, England, and has five sons.