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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]

Mr. William Henry Macey

Mr. William Henry Macey , J.P., was Mayor of Blenheim during the years 1903 and 1904. He was born at Islington, London, England, on the 14th of April, 1850, and came to New Zealand by the ship “Indian Queen,” in 1857. Later on, he learned photography with Mr. William Collie, of Blenheim, and in the year 1870, was taken into partnership. In 1874, Mr.
Macey, photo. Mr. W. H. Macey.

Macey, photo. Mr. W. H. Macey.

Macey purchased the business from Mr. Collie, and still conducts it. He is one of the founders, and a former president of the Blenheim Bowling Club, which he has represented at interpro-vincial tournaments; a trustee for the Independent Order of Oddfellows; and a member of the Marlborough Club. For nine years he was a member of the Blenheim Borough Council, a member of the Wairau Hospital and Charitable Aid Board for about ten years, and of the Education Board and High School Board of Governors for about five years; and he is one of the Marlborough School Commissioners. Mr. Macey is further referred to as a photographer in Blenheim.