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

Mr. James Stanstreet Large

Mr. James Stanstreet Large, who is a member of the Napier Harbour Board, is a well-known and highly-respected resident of Hawke's Bay. He was born and educated in Manchester, England, where he learned the cabinet-making trade, came to New Zealand in 1862 by the ship “Commodore Perry,” and landed in Dunedin. Shortly afterwards he continued his journey to Napier, where he established himself in business. In the year 1867 he took Mr. Townley into partnership, and started a branch at Gisborne. The business assumed extensive proportions, and became one of the largest in Hawke's Bay. In 1885 the partnership was dissolved. Mr. Large retaining the principal Napier business, and Mr. Townley the Gisborne branch. In 1896 Mr. Large retired from business. He was for some years an active and useful member of the Napier Borough Council, was a member of the Napier School Committee for some time, and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1863 he married a daughter of Mr. James Ferguson, of Manchester, England, and has two daughters and one son.