The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Fowler, Thomas, Farmer, North Bank, Wairau Valley. Mr. Fowler was born in Gloucester, England, in 1852, and came to New Zealand in the ship “Chieftain,” He went to Marlborogh in 1878 to manage a large sheep station, on which he remained for many years. After that, he bought a station of his own, but disposed of it a few years later to run a line of coaches from Blenheim to Molesworth. This he did successfully until 1894, when he purchased the Club livery and bait stables, which he left to settle at Wairau Valley. Mr. Fowler has been a Freemason for over twenty years. He is married, and has three sons.