The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. John Holmes
Mr. John Holmes represented Christchurch in the House of Representatives from 1882 to 1887. He is a barrister and solicitor and practised in Christchurch with Mr. A. Loughrey, under the style of Holmes and Loughrey, for ten years. Mr. Holmes owns the Viewmount estate, near Methvon, where he still (1902) lives in retirement.