The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Te Rore is in the county of Waipa, 108 miles to the southward of Auckland. The district is devoted to farming, and is one of the pleasantest in the Waikato. It is within eight miles of Te Awamutu, with which it is connected by a coach service.
Mr. R. Hall, Junior.
Hodgson, Isaac, Farmer, “Homewood,” Te Rore. Mr. Hodgson's property consists of rich land, and is in an excellent state of cultivation, with many valuable horses which have received numerous awards at various shows. Mr. Hodgson's services as a judge of cattle are much sought after. He was born in Cumberland in 1837, and was brought up to farming. Coming to the Colony in 1857 per ship “Heroes of Alma,” and staying a short time in Wellington, he started a sawmill at Duvauchelles Bay which he carried on for eighteen years. Mr. Hodgson subsequently purchased “Homewood Farm,” and has since then devoted himself to agricultural pursuits. He was one of the earliest members of the Raglan County Council, and was chairman of the local road board prior to the formation of the council. Mr. Hodgson is a member of the Waikato Agricultural and Pastoral Society, besides other local institutions. He is married to Miss Donnett, a native of Scotland, and has five sons and four daughters.
Mr. I. Hodgson.