The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. Alfred Richard Creyke
Mr. Alfred Richard Creyke arrived in Canterbury in 1851. In 1861 he represented the Avon electorate in the House of Representatives. Mr. Creyke was one of the first members of the Canterbury Jockey Club. He was a well-known, genial man, and was highly esteemed. Mr. Creyke married the widow of the late Hon. J. C. Watts Russell. The western porch or entrance to the Christchurch Cathedral was built by his wife in 1894, in memory of Mr. Creyke, who died in the preceding year.