The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Sir Westby Brook Perceval, K.C.M.G., K.G.S
Sir Westby Brook Perceval, K.C.M.G., K.G.S. , formerly Agent-General for New Zealand in London, was born in Tasmania in 1854. Educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, and at Stonyhurst, England, he subsequently matriculated at the London University. He was called to the English bar in 1878, and on returning to the colony commenced the practice of his profession in Christchurch. Sir Westby sat as a member for Christchurch City in the House of Representatives from 1887 to 1891, when he resigned to accept the position of Agent-General. He carried out the duties of this office in a very efficient manner, and was knighted by her Majesty the Queen in 1894. Sir Westby is further referred to in the Wellington volume of this work.