The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Captain Peach, Commanding Officer of the Manawatu Mounted Rifles, was born at Melrose, Scotland, in July, 1870, and is the eldest son of Mr. Benjamin Neave Peach, a distinguished geologist, for many years on the staff of the Scotch Geological Survey. He was educated at the Edinburgh High School and the University, and graduated M.B., C.M., in the year 1895. After practising for a few years in England he came to New Zealand, and in 1900 settled in Palmerston North. Dr. Peach is honorary surgeon to the Football Club, a member of the Bowling and Polo Clubs, and the Agricultural and Pastoral Association.