Mr. Frederick Smith
, sometime a farmer in the Tua Marina district, was born in Prussia, and came to
New Zealand in 1854. He landed in Nelson and settled in the Tua Marina district in 1859. Mr. Smith has always taken an active interest in public matters, and has been a member of the various local boards, and also of the school committee, but having done his share of work in that connection, he is quite content to let younger men take his place while he enjoys a well-earned rest. He now (1905) lives in retirement in Blenheim.