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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

Mr. John Mill

Mr. John Mill , J.P., who was Mayor of Port Chalmers on three occasions, has been prominent in every movement for the advancement of the borough. He has for over thirty years been a Justice of the Peace, and was on the first executive of the Port Chalmers Mechanics' Institute. He has served on the local school committee for twenty-seven years, and has been several times its chairman. Mr. Mill was a member of the Otago Harbour Board for six years, and also served on the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board. He takes an interest in athletics, and is president of the Port Chalmers rowing, football, and tennis clubs. Mr. Mill has been an honorary member of the Order of Oddfellows for twenty years, been Junior Warden of the Port Chalmers Marine Lodge of Freemasons, and has been connected with the Ancient Order of Foresters since 1863. He is further referred to in connection with the business firm of John Mill and Co.