Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
FEREDAY, Richard William
Born in Staffordshire, trained as solicitor. In 1862 arrived in Lyttelton on the Queen of the Mersey, spent two years as a runholder with his brother, then worked as barrister and solicitor, becoming Vice-President of the Law Society. He had a keen interest in native lepidoptera and was President of the Philosophical Society of Canterbury. Exhibited with CSA 1881–99, serving on the Council for many years; in NZ Industrial Ex, Wtn 1885. Work included in Canterbury Retrospective 1951.