Mr. Joseph Samuel Lucas
, the proprietor of Opawa Farm, was born in Nelson in the year 1851, and is the eldest son of the late Mr. Charles Lucas. He was educated partly in Nelson, and partly in Blenheim, and was brought up to farm work with his father. Mr. Lucas afterwards bought Opawa Farm, and has since worked it on his own account. He is a member of the Marlborough Agricultural and Pastoral Association, in
which he takes a great interest. Mr. Lucas married Miss Alice Rankin, of Blenheim, in the year 1877, and has, surviving, three sons and two daughters.