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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]

Mr. George Houldsworth

Mr. George Houldsworth , J. P., was Mayor of Blenheim during the year 1890 and 1891. He was born in July, 1839, at Halifax, Yorkshire, England, where he was educated, and brought up to general work. At twenty-two years of age he married, and left immediately for New Zealand by the ship “Sir George Pollock,” which arrived in Nelson on the 1st of September, 1861. For a few months
Micey, photo. Market Street North, Blenheim, in Flood.

Micey, photo. Market Street North, Blenheim, in Flood.

page 319 Mr. Houldsworth worked at Foxhill, Nelson, on a farm owned by a relative of Mrs Houldsworth, and then removed to Marlborough, where for years he and his wife were employed on large stations. Gradually, however, he acquired sections in the borough and district, and about the year 1885 he retired in Blenheim, where he now owns considerable property.