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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]

Des Forges, Algernon

Des Forges, Algernon , Farmer, New Renwick Road, Blenheim. Mr. Des Forges was born in Lincolnshire,
Mr. A. Des Forges.

Mr. A. Des Forges.

England, and was apprenticed to the trade of a butcher, in the town of Great Grimsby. In 1877, he resolved to try his luck in New Zealand, and landed in Wellington during that year. He remained in the North Island about six years, and in 1883 he removed to Marlborough, and was engaged by Messrs Brace and MeKenzie, butchers, who were then trading in Blenheim. In the course of two years, he started in business on his own account, met with satisfactory success, and is now a farmer.