The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Mr. William Williams Ludbrook
Mr. William Williams Ludbrook, Manager of the Pouerua Estate, Pakaraka, took possession in 1895. He was born at Ohaeawai in 1865, educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Parnell, and is a son of the late Mr. S. B. Ludbrook. He entered the civil service in Wellington and served nine years in the property-tax department. Preferring a country life, he left the service. Mr. Ludbrook was for nearly three years on Mr. J. N. Williams' estate at Frimley, Hawke's Bay. In 1895, he returned to the north and took the management of the Pouerua estate, leased by his brother, Mr. H. S. Ludbrook, from the Hon. Henry Williams, M.L.C. When in Wellington Mr. Ludbrook was a member of the Star Boating Club and rendered yeoman's service to his crew. He is an ardent supporter of all kinds of healthy sport.