The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Galletly, John, Farmer, North Mocraki Downs. Postal address, Springbank. Mr. Galletly was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1840, and was brought up to outdoor pursuits. In 1860 he landed in Lyttelton by the page 483 ship “Clontarf.” After working for a year at Kaiapoi Island, and three years on the Riccarton estate he bought fifty acres of land in the Cust district, on which his homestead stands. The land was then all covered with tussock, but has been brought to a good state of cultivation, and the area has been increased to 175 acres. Mr. Galletly served for a number of years as a member of the Cust Road Board, and has also served on the local school committee. He was married, in 1866, to a daughter of the late Mr. J. Shea, of County Tipperary, Ireland, and has two sons and two daughters surviving.
Wrigglesworth and Binns, photo.
Mr. and Mrs J. Galletly.