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

Mr. Graham Speedy

Mr. Graham Speedy, sometime of “Woodbank,” Herbertville, was born in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland, in the year 1835. He came to New Zealand in 1811 in the ship “Lord William Bentick,” and landed in Wellington. After residing in the Hutt for several years, he took up the “Woodbank” property at Herbertville, where he remained up to the time of his death, in April, 1899, Mr. Speedy identified himself with the advancement of the district, was instrumental in establishing a school, and was a member of road boards and school committees. Mrs. Speedy was born in the Isle of Wight, and came to New Zealand with her parents in 1855, in the ship “New Era,” and landed in Wellington. There is a family of six sons and six daughters.

The Late Mr. G. Speedy.

The Late Mr. G. Speedy.