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

Mr. Alfred George Fell

Mr. Alfred George Fell was Mayor of Blenheim during the years 1877 to 1879. He was born in Nelson, in the year 1848, and is the third son of the late Mr. Alfred Fell, who came to New Zealand by the ship “Lord Auokland,” in 1842, and was founder of the firm of Messrs Cock and Company, and for many years a general merchant in Nelson. Mr. Fell was educated in London, where he resided for about thirteen years. He returned to New Zealand in 1871, and opened business shortly afterwards as a general merchant in Blenheim. Some years later Mr. Fell sold out to Messrs Levin and Company, and then removed to Picton, where he has since conducted extensive malt houses. He has been an energetic and useful citizen, and has served his fellow colonists in many capacities. Mr. Fell was a member of the Blenheim. Borough Council for several years, and has been for many years a member of the Marlborough Education Board; he is chairman of the Picton Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, and was for a long time a member of the Picton Borough Council. He is also a devoted oarsman, and has done good work as president and trainer of the Picton Rowing Club.