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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]

Mr. Albert Kaye

Mr. Albert Kaye, who represents the Chamber of Commerce on the Lyttelton Harbour Board, was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, in 1850. Educated at Forest House School, Woodford Green, Essex, the subject of this notice was brought up to mercantile life as a shipping clerk, and afterwards served for several years in the London and Westminster Bank. Having decided to come to the Colonies, Mr. Kaye arrived in Adelaide in August, 1871, and after a short time in the National Bank of Australia, became manager for Messrs W. K. Cave and Co., grain and shipping merchants, Port Adelaide, which position he held till he resigned in November, 1883. Arriving in Christchurch, in conjunction with his present partner, he established the wellknown firm of Kaye and Carter, shipping, grain, and seed merchants, in the premises still occupied by them in Cathedral Square. Mr. Kaye was for some time president of the Employers' Association, twice filled a similar capacity with the Young Men's Christian Association, and, in co-operation with the late Dr. Irving, was instrumental in bringing the Christchurch Beautifying Association into existence. Mr. Kaye has taken considerable interest in musical affairs, having
Standish and Preece, photo.Mr. A. Kaye.

Standish and Preece, photo.
Mr. A. Kaye.

been one of the early singing members of the Christchurch Liedertafel, and for some years past has been a vice president of the Christchurch Musical Union. He was married in 1875 to a daughter of the Rev. Peter Maclaren, of Port Adelaide.
The “Tomana” in Lyttelton Dock.

The “Tomana” in Lyttelton Dock.