Mr. Robert George Bauchope
was born and educated in Scotland, and entered business life at an early age. In the year 1856 he went to London, where he remained seven years, and arrived in New Zealand in 1875 by the ship “Halcione.” Mr. Bauchope at once removed to Taranaki, where he soon took a prominent position as an expert accountant, and gradually acquired many important appointments. He was secretary and treasurer of the Taranaki Land Building and Investment Society,
Taranaki Jockey Club, Chamber of Commerce, North Egmont Reserve Board and Taranaki Club, and Deputy Official Assignee in Bankruptey. He was also chairman of the Taranaki Education Board, and for many years had been a member of the Education Reserves Board and High School Board of Governors. Mr. Bauchope took a very active interest in political, social and educational matters, and became a member of the Education Board as early as 1878. He was Commissioner of the Bush Fire Fund, and also interested himself in the petroleum boring operations. He died some years ago.