The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Mr. Thomas Sheehan
Mr. Thomas Sheehan, who, in April, 1905, was appointed turncock to the Napier Borough Council, was born in Melbourne, Australia, in the early “fifties.” He was educated at a denominational school in his native city, and afterwards followed a seafaring life for a number of years. In 1875 he came to New Zealand, and for about three years was engaged in general work in Hawke's Bay. He entered the employ of the Napier Borough Council as assistant turn-cock in 1878, and was subsequently promoted to his present position. Mr. Sheehan is a member of the Hibernian Society; is married, and has three sons and one daughter.