Mr. Thomas Major Gee,
Diocesan Clerk for the Diocese of Christchurch, was born in Lambeth, England, in 1829, and was educated at St. George's, Camberwell. He was brought up to educational pursuits, gained a certificate from the Committee of Education of the Privy Council, was second master for two years at St. Mary's, Tothill Fields, Westminster, and was afterwards headmaster for eight years. He came out to Lyttelton in 1859 per ship “Zealandia,” and was in business in Lyttelton as a general storekeeper for eight years. Resuming his educational career, he became master of St. Luke's school, and two years later established a private school, which he conducted for fourteen years. Mr. Gee was appointed diocesan clerk in 1895, is a churchwarden, nominator, chorister, and Sunday school teacher in connection with St. Saviour's church, Sydenham, and is chairman of the lay committee of the Diocesan Choral Society,
Christchurch. Mr. Gee was married in 1851 to a daughter of Mr. Mayston, of Westminster, and has two sons and six daughters.