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

Rose, John Wallis

Rose, John Wallis, “Roseneath,” part of Kegworth Farm, near Blenheim. Mr. Rose is the eldest son of Mr. John Rose, senior. he was born at the Junction Farm, not far from his present home, in the year 1871; was educated by a private tutor, and at the Blenheim Borough School; and has since assisted his
Macey, photo.Mr. J. W. Rose.

Macey, photo.
Mr. J. W. Rose.

father on Kegworth Farm. Mr. Rose comes of a musical family, has a finetenor voice, and plays several musical instruments. He is choirmaster in the local Wesleyan church, and is a member of the Blenheim Orchestral Society. At the Marlborough exhibition, in 1904, he was awarded the prize as champion tenor singer. Mr. Rose married Miss Watson, of Blenheim, and has one son, and one daughter.