The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Constable Patrick Joyce
Constable Patrick Joyce has been in charge of the Otautau sub-police district since 1888, and also acts as Clerk of the Magistrate's Court. He was born in 1851, in Oughterard, County Galway, Ireland, where he was educated. He came to the Bluff by the ship “Sevilla,” in 1864, and he was engaged in mining for many years at Hogburn, Queenstown, Waipori, and Cromwell, and joined the police force in 1882. He has been stationed successively in Wellington and Invercargill, and was in charge of the North Invercargill station for three years and a-half prior to his appointment to Otautau. Mr Joyce was married in Oamaru, in 1874, to a daughter of the late Mr John Joyce, of Murruaghe, County Galway, Ireland, and has one son and one daughter.