The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Mr. Gavin Peacock
Mr. Gavin Peacock, Old Colonist, came to New Zealand in the year 1854, at fifteen years of age. He settled in Hawke's Bay, took up land at Meanee, and in 1874 acquired “Brooklands.” Mr. Peacock was for many years sheep inspector for Hawke's Bay, was a member of the Puketapu Road Board, and other local bodies. He died in 1881, at the age of forty-two years, leaving a widow, two daughters and four sons. Mrs. Peacock is a daughter of Mr. Frank Bee, formerly of Wellington, and now of Gisborne.
The Late Mr. G. Peacock.