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John Fleming Douglas, farmer

 

 

 

 

John Fleming Douglas, of Waihao Downs Station, is the eldest son of the late Mr. John Douglas, who died at Mount Royal, Palmerston, on the 12th of August, 1903. He was born at Caversham, Dunedin, in 1864, and was educated at Oamaru, Dunedin, and in Scotland.

On his return to New Zealand in 1887, he gave his attention to sheepfarming, and has managed the Waihao Downs estate since 1895.

Mr. Douglas has served for five years as a member of the Waimate County Council, and for three years of that period was chairman. He has also served on the local hospital board, and is a member of the committee of the Waimate Agricultural and Pastoral Association.

Mr. Douglas was married, in 1897, to a daughter of the late Mr. John Rankin of Waihao Downs, and has one son and two daughters surviving.

 

Notes:

c1900

THE WAIHAO DOWNS post office was established in 1897, and is conducted at the Waihao Downs station. Mails are received and despatched daily, and the proprietor of the station runs a mail coach to and from Waimate under contract with the department Mr. John Fleming Douglas acts as postmaster.

THE WAIHAO DOWNS PUBLIC SCHOOL dates from November, 1901. It stands on part of a section of four acres of land, which was given to the Education Department by Mr. John Douglas, of Waihao Downs station

MEWBURN, WILLIAM, Engineer and General Smith, Waihao Downs. This business was established by Mr. Douglas, and was acquired by the present owner in 1899.

 

 

 

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