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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Mr. George Gardiner Menzies

Mr. George Gardiner Menzies, Inspector of County Roads in the counties of Mongonui, Hokianga, Marsden, and Bay of Islands, has his head-quarters at Rawene, in the county of Hokianga. Mr. Menzies was born at Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland, in 1845, and came to New Zealand by the “Evening Star” in 1858, landing at Auckland. Shortly after his arrival he visited an uncle who owned a property called “Blink Bonnie” at Papakura, after which he was for a time engaged in various enterprises in Auckland, finally apprenticing himself to the building trade, which he followed until 1877. Ultimately, Mr. Menzies entered the Government service and later received the appointment of county engineer in Hokianga and Government surveyor. His duties are to lay out roads and generally supervise works in the district over which he is inspector. He is married to a daughter of Mr. Frear, of Auckland, and has six sons.