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

Mr. Charles Christian Peter Hammerich

Mr. Charles Christian Peter Hammerich , Proprietor of Woodlands Farm, is of German extraction. He was born on board the ship “Maori” in which his parents emigrated to New Zealand, on the 2nd of August, 1855, and is a son at the late Mr. Franz Hammerich, who farmed for many years in the Moutere district, Nelson. Mr. Hammerich was educated at the Moutere public school, and brought up as a farmer. He removed to the Wairau in the year 1873, and, after two years spent in flaxmilling, took up general farm work. In 1889, he acquired the first section of his property, consisting of ten acres, which he tilled in his spare time, between periods of wage-earning on neighbouring farms, and gradually added to it as his means would permit.
Macey, photo.Mr. C. C. P. Hammerich.

Macey, photo.
Mr. C. C. P. Hammerich.

By this method he was able, in time, to relinquish outside work, and to devote himself entirely to the cultivation of his own property; and now, after repeated purchases of small blocks, he possesses the freehold title of one of the most profitable farms in the neighbourhood. Mr. Hammerich married Miss Dalziel, in the year 1893, and has two sons and three daughters.