Mr. Thomas Callender
was born in the East of Scotland in 1825, and educated at Paisley High School. He was for many years in business as a hide and leather factor, and general commission agent. In 1863 he arrived in Port Chalmers, a passenger in the ship “Sir Walter Eyre,” and entered business in Dunedin. After several years as accountant for local commercial firms, he commenced business on his own account, and for many years was prominent as a public auditor and account-
ant. Mr, Callender acted as auditor for the National Insurance company, the Westport Coal company, the “Otago Dally Times” company, the Kaitangata Railway and Coal company, the New Zealand Hard-ware company, McLeod Bros. Ltd., the Ros-lyn Tramway company, the Dunedin Sale-yards company, the Farmers' Agency company, the Perpetual Trustees, Executors and Agency company, and a good many mining companies, and was secretary to the “Moonlight” Sluicing Company, Ltd. As a Freemason he was initiated in Lodge St. Marks 104, S.C., in Glasgow. In 1851 Mr. Callender married a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Baird, of Paisley: she died in 1867, leaving two sons and four daughters. Mr. Callender died on the 8th of July, 1902.