The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
The Hon. Thomas Fergus
The Hon. Thomas Fergus , a Member of the Otago Harbour Board, represented the district of Wakatipu in the House of Representatives for the years 1881–93. He has been many years a member of the committee of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society; he was one of the originators of the Agricultural Hall, and has been chairman of the committee since its inception. Mr. Fergus took a prominent part in connection with the Otago Jubilee Exhibition, and was vice-president and chairman of the executive and general committees. He has been a member of the Dunedin Jockey club for many years, and had a seat on the education board for a lengthened period. He is also a director of several local companies, notably the New Zealand Minerals company, Kaitangata Railway and Coal commpany, Standard Fire and Marine Insurance company, and is chairman of directors of the Hartley and Riley Dredging company, Bakery Flat Hydraulic Sluicing company (Waipori), Moonlight No. 2 Hydraulic Sluicing company (Wakatipu), and many others. Mr. Fergus is further referred to at pages 83–84 of the Wellington volume of this work, as having been a member of Sir Harry Atkin-son's Government.
Hon. T. Fergus.