The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. Richard Packer
Mr. Richard Packer represented Christchurch in the House of Representatives in 1858–1859. In the early days he was a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council, and was for a time Provincial Treasurer. Mr. Packer owned a brewery at the back of the site where the D.I.C. buildings now stand. He died in Christchurch in 1872.