The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Ching, William Henry
Ching, William Henry, Farmer, Fairhall Valiey, Blenheim. Mr. Ching's allotment is known as section 10, block I, and consists of 454 acres of agricultural and pastoral land. A permanent flock is depastured, and an average area of 120 acres is annually placed under crop. Mr. Ching is the youngest son of Mr. William Ching, of Blenheim, and was born on the 5th of May, 1872, at Nelson. Two years later, he arrived in Blenheim with his parents and was educated at the Blenheim Borough School. Mr. Ching was brought up to farming with his father, whom he assisted till the year 1896, when he successfully balloted for a section of the Hawkesbury estate, then being subdivided for closer settlement. Mr. Ching is a member of the Marlborough Agricultural and Pastoral Association, of the local branch of the Farmers' Union, of the Ancient Order of Foresters, and of the Renwick Rifle Club.
Mr. W. H. Ching.