The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Mr. Michael Pollock
Mr. Michael Pollock was appointed a member of the Land Board for Westland in the year 1902. He was born in 1843, in London. England, where he was educated. In 1855, Mr. Pollock arrived in Melbourne, Australia, where he gained his first experience of mercantile life. In 1862, he was attracted to New Zealand by the Gabriel's Gully rush, and various other goldfields. Mr. Pollock settled in Hokitika in 1867, and entered into partnership with Mr. John Bevan, under the style of Pollock and Bevan. He is treasurer of the Hokitika Hospital and Benevolent Society, and is a trustee of the Hokitika Savings Bank.