The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Mr. James McDonald
Mr. James McDonald was born in the year 1866 in Christchurch, where he was educated at the public schools, and afterwards trained as a mechanical engineer. Subsequently he had experience in gold-mining, farming, etc., before starting his present business. As a Rechabite he became Chief Ruler of the Star of Hauraki Tent, Mr. McDonald is married, and has two sons and two daughters.