The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Callaghan's is a small mining district situated about four miles from Kumara, and is in the Arahura riding of the county of Westland, and in the electorate and provincial district of Westland. At one time there was considerable goldmining in the district, and a small amount of sluicing is still carried on. The business of the postal department is conducted at the residence of Mr. S. R. Honey, and there is a small school with twelve names on its roll. The population of Callaghan's at the census of 1901 was seventy-nine.
Honey, Stephen Redmond, Miner, Callaghan's. Mr. Honey was formerly manager for the Humphrey's Gully Sluicing Company, of which he was also a tributer for some years. He was born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1851, came to Hokitika in 1866, and was brought up to clerical work. He afterwards entered on mining pursuits, to which he has been attached for over thirty years, chiefly in the Waimea district, where he worked several sluicing claims. He is mining correspondent for various new Zealand papers, and was a member of the first Kumara volunteers. The postal business of the district is conducted at Mr. Honey's house.