The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Mr. John M. Hutcheson
Mr. John M. Hutcheson was Mayor of Blenheim during the year 1874. He was born in 1816, in Glasgow, Scotland. After his arrival in New Zealand, he was for some time connected with the timber industry in the Wellington district, and afterwards took up land on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. Mr. Hutcheson subsequently joined the service of the Bank of Australasia, and for some time was connected with the Nelson branch. In 1858, he resigned, and went to Marlborough, where he entered into business. Mr. Hutcheson died in 1899.