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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

Hodgson, John

Hodgson, John , Farmer, “Park House Farm,” Hampden. This old settler was born in 1826, in County Durham, England, where he was brought up to mining and pastoral pursuits. He landed in Melbourne, by the ship “Red Jacket,” in 1854, and after living nine years in Victoria, he came to Otago, where he was engaged in mining for one year, and afterwards for eight years on the West Coast. Mr. Hodgson settled at Hampden in the year 1872. His property consists of 258 acres of freehold land, and 221 acres of leasehold. Prior to the establishment of the borough council, Mr. Hodgson served as a member of the local road board. In 1868 he was married to a daughter of the late Mr. John Luddy, of Kilbeheny, Ireland, and has five daughters and six sons.

Mr. J. Hodgson and Daughter.

Mr. J. Hodgson and Daughter.