The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
The Rev. Thomas Neave
The Rev. Thomas Neave , Minister in charge at Kurow, was born in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, in 1837. He was educated at the Dundee High School, studied at Edinburgh University, was ordained in 1864 in Perth, and four years later removed to the south of England, where he was stationed for seventeen years. In 1886 Mr. Neave came to Port Chalmers by the s.s. “Ionie,” and was for some time at Riverton. In 1896 he resigned his charge and became a candidate for a seat in the House of Representatives, in the Government interest, but he was not elected. He has been in charge of Kurow since May, 1899. Mr. Neave was married, in 1865, to a daughter of the late Mr. John Sime, of Dundee, and has three sons and five daughters.