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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Mr. Henry Robert Richmond

Mr. Henry Robert Richmond, who was the fourth Superintendent of Taranaki, was elected to the position on the 4th of September, 1865, and held it until the 15th of October, 1869. He was a brother of Mr. Justice Richmond, and arrived in Taranaki about the year 1852, when he settled on bush land, in the neighbourhood of New Plymouth. Later on, he held a commission in the Taranaki militia, and was subsequently, for a time, a school teacher. Then he qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, and practised his profession in New Plymouth up to the time of his death. Mr. Richmond was a member of the Taranaki Provincial Council, before he became Superintendent.