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

Mr. Gordon Harding Saxby

Mr. Gordon Harding Saxby, J.P., a colonist of over forty years' standing, was born on the 27th of March, 1838, and is the son of an eminent meteorologist, who held a commission in the naval service. He was educated in the Isle of Wight, and in 1860 emigrated to Australia. After a year or two in Tasmania, Mr. Saxby went to Queensland, where he assisted at the opening of a new and extensive station on the Belyando, north of the Peak Downs. In 1865 he came to New Zealand, and for a short time was sheep-farming in the South Island. He subsequently took up land in Hawke's Bay, and for thirty-three years resided in the Oero district, during which period the well-known St. Lawrence run was, under his management, converted from a wilderness into one of the best sheep runs in the province. For fourteen years Mr. Saxby was, chairman of the Oero Road Board, and for the same period a member of the Patangata County Council; and most of the roading and bridging in the Oero district, including the bridge over the Tuki Tuki river, was accomplished during his term of office. He has now retired from sheep-farming, and resides permanently in Napier. Mr. Saxby was appointed a Justice of the Peace, under the Atkinson Ministry in 1889, and takes an active part in the duties of that office, and is also a visiting justice of the Napier gaol.

Bunting, photo.Mr. G. H. Saxby.

Bunting, photo.
Mr. G. H. Saxby.