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



The Invercargill Supreme Court building is also used for the sittings of the District Court and the Stipendiary Magistrate's Court. The building is of two stories and stands in Tay Street. The Supreme Court room is on the first floor of the building, and quarterly sittings in civil and criminal jurisdiction are held by Mr. Justice Williams. The District Court, which sits every two months, also holds its sittings in the Supreme Court room, under Judge Ward. The-Magistrates' Court is on the ground floor of the building, together with the offices of the Magistrate, of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, and Clerk of the District Court, and Magistrate's Court, and the bailiff's room. Mr. S. E. McCarthy is Stipendiary Magistrate and Warden, Mr. J. R. Colyer, Registrar and Clerk. Mr. H. J. Dixon, Deputy Registrar, and Mr. A. Brandford, Bailiff.

Mr. James Roland Colyer , Registrar of the Supreme Court, Clerk of the District and Stipendiary Magistrate's Courts, and of the Licensing Committee, Returning Officer and Sheriff, is an able and courteous officer. He was born at Beaufort, Victoria, in 1856, and was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, and in Invercargill. At an early age he came to Invercargill with his father, the late Mr. James Colyer, who was one of the pioneer settlers of Southland. Mr. Colyer subsequently visited America, and remained in that country three years, during which he followed various occupations. In 1879 he joined the Department of Justice as assistant clerk of the Magistrate's Court, Invercargill, and in 1884 was transferred to Ashburton, as clerk of the District and Magistrate's Court; these positions he filled for thirteen years, and was then reappointed to Invercargill. During his term of service, Mr. Colyer has been presented on two occasions with a purse of sovereigns. Before leaving America in 1879 he married Miss Vaughn, who was connected with the old Virginian and Kentucky families. This lady died some years afterwards in New Zealand, and Mr. Colyer subsequently married Mrs Prichard, relict of Mr. L. E. Prichard, of Hawera.

Hall. Stout, And Lillicrap (W. Y. H. Hall. W. A. Stout, and J. F. Lillicrap), Barristers and Solicitors, Esk Street, Invercargill. This firm was formed in 1901, by the union of the businesses carried on by Mr. W. Y. H. Hall for many years, and that carried on by Messrs Stout and Lillicrap since 1898.

Harvey, James , Barrister and Solicitor, and Notary Public, Esk Street, Invercargill. Mr. Harvey was educated at Circus Place, High School, and University of Edinburgh, and studied law with the firm of Messrs. Morton, Whitehead and Gray, Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Edinburgh. After passing his examination, he left for New
Mr. J. Harvey.

Mr. J. Harvey.

Zealand and was admitted to practice in the Colony in 1861, by Chief Justice Sir George Arney. Mr. Harvey practised in Auckland until July, 1802, when he left for the south, where a month later he founded his present business in Invercargill. Mr. Harvey, who is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was at one time Provincial Solicitor of the province of Southland, and was the first Commanding Officer of the Southland Volunteer district.
Longuet, Charles Stephen , Barrister and Solicitor, Esk Street, Invercargill. page 831 Bankers, Bank of New South Wales. Private residence, Ythan Street, Invercargill. The subject of this notice was born at the Bluff, Southland, in the year 1861, and was educated at Invercargill. In 1879 lie entered the office of Messrs. Wade and Hall, solicitors, Invercargill, and on the 10th of December, 1890, was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, before Mr. Justice Williams, at Dunedin. Mr. Longuet was then a partner of Mr. Wade's until the firm was dissolved in February, 1895, when he commenced to practise at his present address. Mr. Longuet has been vice-president and president of the Southland Law Society. He was elected to the Invercargill Borough Council in 1897, and was Mayor in 1901 and 1902. Mr. Longuet is well known as an amateur horticulturist, and has for many years been president of the Horticultural Society.
Macdonald, T. M. And Sons (Thomas Morell Macdonald, Herbert Alexander Macdonald and Arnold Morell Macdonald), Barristers and Solicitors, Esk Street, Invercargill. Agents: London, Messrs Murray, Hutchins and Stirling, 11 Birchin Lane, E.C.; Melbourne, Messrs, Blake and Riggall, 120 William Street. Mr. T. M. Macdonald was admitted a barrister and solieitor in Auckland on the 29th of May, 1861, having served articles with Mr. (afterwards Sir) Frederick Whitaker. He commenceed practice in Invercargill in the year 1862, and was joined by Mr. William Russell, with whom he continued in partnership for several years. Mr. Macdonald acted as solicitor for the Provincial Government of Southland, and at the present time holds the appointment of Crown Solicitor for the Southland
Mr. T. M. Macdonald.

Mr. T. M. Macdonald.

district. Mr. H. A. Macdonald was admitted in Invercargill as a barrister and solicitor on the 13th of August, 1889, and became a partner in the firm on the 14th of November, 1892. Mr. A. M. Macdonald, who was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court on the 28th of June, 1898, joined the firm as a partner on the 2nd of April, 1900.
Macallster, John , Barrister and Solicitor, Esk Street, Invercargill. In 1886 Mr. Maealister was admitted a barrister and
Mr. J. Macalister.

Mr. J. Macalister.

solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. He has since practised his profession in the town of Invercargill, where he served his articles. Mr. Macalister's brother, Mr. Wm. Macalister, B.A., LL.B., is joined with him in business.

Rattray, Robert Henry , B.A. LL.B., Barrister and Solicitor, Esk Street, Invercargill. Mr. Rattray was born in Auckland in 1858, and completed his education at the Auckland College and Grammar School. He took his B.A. degree in 1878 and LL.B. degree in 1880, was admitted to the Supreme Court by late Judge Richmond, and in 1880 commenced practice in Invercargill in conjunction with Mr. P. T. Finn, a Victorian barrister. The partnership continued until 1889. when Mr. Rattray purchased his partner's interest, and has since continued for himself.

Raymond, Frank Victor , Barrister and Solicitor, Esk Street, Invercargill. Bankers, the Bank of New South Wales. Mr. Raymond, who was Born in Invercargill, on the 16th of January. 1867, is a son of Captain John William Raymond, sometime of the Avondale estate. Southland, Before studying for his profession, Mr. Raymond was employed as a clerk in the office of the British and New Zealand Mortgage and Agency Company, Limited. His knowledge of law was acquired in the offices of Messrs Finn and Rattray and Robert Manisty, barristers and solicitors, of Invercargill. He duly passed his barristers' law examination, and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court on the 26th of June, 1890, before His Honour Mr. Justice Williams, at Invercargill. In September, 1891, he commenced to practise as a solicitor in Invercargill.

Watson, John Lachlan Me-Gillivray (late McNab and Watson), Barrister and Solicitor, Esk Street, Invercargill. The firm of McNab and Watson was founded in 1890, but Mr. Watson has carried on the practice singly since 1896. Mr. Watson is solicitor in Invercargill for the Bank of New South Wales, and for some well-known firms and companies. He was born at Invercargill, in 1864, and is a son of the late Mr. Thomas Watson, for many years manager at Invercargill of the Bank of New Zealand. Mr. Watson was educated at Invercargill, and at the Otago High School. Dunedin. He was articled to Mr. T. M. Macdonald, of Invercargill, Crown Prosecutor, and admitted to the Bar by Mr. Justice Williams in 1888. Mr. Watson is a member of the Board of Governors of the Southland Boys' and Girls' High School. As a Freemason he is attached to Lodge Southern Cross.