The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Mr. George William Riley
Mr. George William Riley was Mayor of Blenheim for the years 1888 and 1889, and he also served some time as a councillor. He was a man of ability and though suffering much from ill health, he devoted a good deal of time and attention to public affairs. Mr. Riley was formerly a cooper, but afterwards owned a livery stable in Blenheim. He died several years ago.