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



Mr. Alexander Lawrence Herdman , Member of the House of Representatives for Mount Ida, was born in Dunedin on the 17th of July, 1869, He page 608 was educated at Dunedin and Oamaru, studied for his profession with Messrs Bathgate and Woodhouse, and was admitted as a solicitor in 1894. Mr. Herdman commenced business in Palmerston, and removed to Naseby in October, 1895. He served as a member of the Naseby Borough Council for about eighteen months before being elected Mayor in November, 1898. Mr. Herdman was married in January, 1896, to a daughter of the late Mr. E. Smith, of the Savings Bank, Dunedin, and has two sons. He was elected member for Mount Ida at the general election held on the 25th of November, 1902, and now practices his profession in Wellington.

Mr. Niels Peter Hjorring , for ten years Town Clerk of Naseby, had previously served the ratepayers as Mayor for fourteen years, and was also a Councillor for a good many years. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1834, brought up to mercantile life, and came out to Victoria in 1852. Mr. Hjorring followed goldmining in Australia till 1861, when he arrived in Otago. After residing a few months in the Tuapeka district, he visited Denmark, whence he returned in 1863. Shortly afterwards he settled in Naseby, where he established himself in business as a draper, tailor, and bootmaker. Mr. Hjorring was over closely associated with the progress of the town, and closed his long service as councillor and mayor in December 1895. He accepted the appointment of town clerk in April, 1896. Until the Mount Ida water race was taken over by the Government, Mr. Hjorring was a member of the Trust Board. He was married in 1869 to a daughter of the late Mr. James Bourke, of Victoria. Mrs. Hjorring died in October, 1895, leaving four sons, and Mr. Hjorring died at Naseby on the 24th of June, 1904.

The Late Mr. N. P. Hjorring.

The Late Mr. N. P. Hjorring.