The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Bickley, Samuel Wallace
Bickley, Samuel Wallace , Farmer, Eastbourn Park, Waimatuku. Mr Bickley was born in Shropshire, England, in 1832, and was brought up to country life. After farming for some years in the Old Country on his own account he came to New Zealand by the ship “Oamaru,” which arrived at Port Chalmers in 1880. Mr Bickley settled in Southland, worked in various parts of the district, and subsequently leased from 700 to 800 acres at Lower Waimatuku, where he resided for many years. This property is now worked by his sons. In 1899 Mr Bickley, took up 350 acres of leasehold known as Eastbourn Park. He was married, in 1854, but his wife died in 1902, leaving four sons and four daughters.