South Canterbury NZ
Cyclopedia of New Zealand 1903.
The Timaru Section pages
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Use the index. Opens in another window. The links below go to very large [200k] scanned images from the original book. The numbers refer to the original page numbers from 'Cyclopedia New Zealand' - Canterbury edition. Some of the images are not straight on the page as the original book would not completely open and press for scanning. This book was printed in 1903.
|full Timaru section index||1111 Supplementary|
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** -Denotes a photograph.
Allan, Andrew 993
Barrett John 998
Cooper, John 998
Dixon, W.C. 999**
Ferrier, David 995
Gall, John 995
Hall, Emil 996 997 **
Jackson, James Edward Stokes 994
Levien Jacob 998 999**
Mahan Robert 995
O'Dowd, John 996**
Palliser, Frank 997**
Raymond, Frank Archdall 994
Saunders, Alfred Edwards 995**
Thornton Mr H. 996
Wagstaff Mr T 994
Young, Jacob 996**
|Beswarick, Thomas of Cornwall
Brandon, Hon. A. de Bathe of Wellington 992
Cameron, Duncan 998
Cooper, John of Markham, Nottinghamshire 998
Harris, William 998 of Traro, Cornwall
Kerr, E.G. proprietor of Timaru Herald 993
|McHardy Timothy 997 of Co. Cork, IRE
Oxley, Robert 999
Pulney? Miss 996
Renwick, James of s. Scotland, niece of Hon. Dr. Renwick in Marlborough 992
South, of Northampshire 998
Strachan, John Commission of Crown Lands, Wellington 993
Warwick, James 997 of Dewabury
1851 Isabella Hercus 994
1866 Celaeno 994
1862 African 996
1862 Royal Stuart 999
1863 Bombay 999
1874 Caroline 998
1874 St Lawrence 998
1874 Peeress 997
1879 Westland 993
Talbot Castle 999
|Mr W. Ferrier's Premiers 995||Mr C. Bowker's Residence 994|
|Mr J. Ballantyne & Co.s Premiers 1000 1002||1898 Timaru Harbour 993|
Supplementary index page 111
St Mary's Geraldine
Archer, Oakley F.
Dohrmann, Henry of Studholme
Harris, B. of Burstend, Essex, ENG
Hamilton, Rev. Staples Kinnearlawrie
Luxmore, Philip Bouverie
Pigeon, Alfred Frederick
Preston, Rev. J.
Stewart Tylston Wicksteed, Government insurance agent, Timaru b. 10th Feb. 1867. Parents John Tylston Wicksted b. 1835, d. 1877 m. 1866 Isabella Eliza Campbell, d/o Capt. M. Campbell, J.P., of Wiritou, Wanganui. John emigrated to NZ in 1840, agent for Taranaki for N.Z. Co. and afterwards editor and proprietor of Wanganui Chronicle.
Sister to Stewart, Alice Mary Wicksteed b. 27 Mar. 1875. Now living in Timaru
Did Cyclopedia of NZ Canterbury pg 1025 get it wrong? Yes, but with the name of the ship and the year Alfred came out and his DOD but he retired to Waimataitai.
Mr. Alfred Pigeon, sometime of Timaru, was one of the pioneers of Canterbury, and came out in the ship “Royal Heart,” in 1849. [sic. Royal Stuart in 1855]. He had a farm at Hallswell, and afterwards at Addington, where the Addington show grounds now stand. After some years he bought a farm, named “Meadowbank,” in Upper Otaio, and worked it with success. In later years Mr. Pigeon retired to his private residence, “Belfield,” at Waimataitai, near Timaru. He died in 1896 [sic 1893], leaving a wife, one son and a daughter.
page 1025 has a photo of the same single story house but this one is labeled
son page 1111 supplemental has a photo of a single story house not labelled
The PIGEON house labelled 'Belfield' in Cyclopedia of NZ Canterbury pg 1025 is single story. I wonder if this is an Cyclopedia of NZ Canterbury error on pg 1111 with the photo of the son's residence. Alfred PIGEON's son Alfred Frederick lived at 'Rosslyn.' This is not the two storied 'Belfield' house but the aspect with a flagstaff near a monkey puzzle tree on the front lawn and probably Mt. Peel to the north could be another house on the former Waimataitai Estate named 'Belfield'. The two chimneys are the same design as on the Hebert Belfield two story house. The Timaru Herald supports that Alfred Pigeon, Sr. funeral left his residence Belfield House, Waimataitai.
Mr. Alfred Frederick Pigeon, son of Mr. A. Pigeon, was born at
Addington in 1858, and was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch. He was
brought up to farming on his father's farm, and worked with his father on the
Meadowbank estate [near Bluecliffs, Upper Otaio, St. Andrews]. This estate he
subsequently managed on the retirement of his father, and in 1898 sold it to Mr.
Bassett. He then bought his beautiful residence, “Roslyn,” near Timaru, where he
now lives. Mr. Pigeon also owns a threshing mill, which is worked chiefly
throughout the St. Andrews district. Mr. Pigeon is a great lover of birds
and animals, and on his well-appointed grounds at “Roslyn” he has kangaroos,
peacocks, pheasants, game birds, doves, etc.
Timaru Herald Oct. 1893
Death: PIGEON. On October 16th, at Waimataitai, Timaru, Alfred Pigeon, aged 69 years.
Funeral Notice: PIGEON - The friends of the late Alfred Pigeon, are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his late residence, Belfield House, Waimataitai, on Wednesday.
13 April 1892, Page 3
For private sale. The undersigned have received instructions from Mr Alfred Pigeon to sell his compact farm of of 612 acres Down Land, situated near Bluecliffs, and 9 Miles from St. Andrew's railway Station subdivided into 11 Paddocks, 8 roomed Home with Dairy, &c, Large Granary, and every convenience for working the farm. For particulars apply to GUINNESS & LECREN, Auctioneers.