The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Mr. John Gallie
Mr. John Gallie, Postmaster at Martinborough, was born in Dunedin in 1854. His father was a blacksmith, and one of the earliest settlers in Otago. The subject of this notice was educated at the Dunedin District High School and at Nelson College. He served an apprenticeship to the drapery business with Messrs. Herbert Haynes and Co., of Dunedin, and in 1879 came to Wellington to manage the business of the New Zealand Clothing Factory. Three years later he started in business in Carterton, in which he continued for about five years. After five years retirement he recommenced in Martinborough, establishing a general store, which he still conducts. In 1878. Mr. Gallie was married to the youngest daughter of Mr. James Butters, of Tapanni, Otago, and has seven children. Mr. Gallie is widely known in New Zealand, and takes an active interest in local affairs.