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

Goulter, Redwood Felix

Goulter, Redwood Felix, “Timara,” Hawkesbury, near Blenheim. Mr. Goulter, second son of the late Mr. Cyrus Goulter, was born in Marlborough, in 1857. After receiving a thorough education at private schools, he entered the New Zealand Survey Department in 1875, and served an apprenticeship in the field with Mr. E. H. Wilmot, District Surveyor, stationed at Queenstown, Otago, and subsequently passed the necessary examinations before the late Mr. W. Arthur, Chief Surveyor, Dunedin. He was for some years engaged in the triangulation of the Marlborough Sounds, and in the standard survey of the roads in the Wairau Plain. Mr. Goulter attained the rank of District Surveyor, in Marlborough, in 1891, but was shortly after compelled to retire from the service on account of a severe attack of pleurisy. Since then Mr. Goulter has been farming on the Timara estate-part of the original Hawkesbury estate-which he has much improved by draining, clearing ploughing and planting, until it has become one of the most attractive properties in the district. From 600 to 800 acres are annually ploughed and cropped with grain and roots. Mr. Goulter has achieved great success in the raising of fat lambs for freezing purposes, and in 1899 founded a stud English Leicester flock. the ewes for which were obtained from Mr. Andrews, of Greenpark, Canterbury. Mr. Goulter has taken an intelligent and prominent part in local affairs, and was chairman of the Wairau Road Board in 1900. He was mainly instrumental in forming the Marlborough Land and Railway League, of which he was the president. The League has done a
Wrigglesworth and Binns, photo.Mr. R. F. Goulter.

Wrigglesworth and Binns, photo.
Mr. R. F. Goulter.

large amount of good work by agitating for the completion of the railway from Blenheim to Christchurch. Mr. Goulter was married, in 1880, to Theresa Catherine Bolton, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Edward Bolton, of Nelson.