The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. John Lewis Coster
Mr. John Lewis Coster represented Heathcote in the House of Representatives from 1884 to 1886. For many years he held the responsible position of manager of the Bank of New Zealand in Christchurch, and was highly esteemed in business circles and in private life. Mr. Coster took an active interest in the New Zealand Shipping Company, which he was instrumental in founding.