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

Mr. George Chandler

Mr. George Chandler , formerly a farmer on the banks of the Opawa river, about two miles from Blenheim, was born in 1844, in Bedfordshire, England, where he followed the calling of a farmer until 1874, when he came to New Zealand. He was for many years a resident of Marlborough, and always took an active interest in things appertaining to the welfare of his district. Mr. Chandler is married, and has a large family. He now (1905) resides in the North Island.

Mrs Catherine Carter, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Carter, third Superintendent of Marlborough, was born in Nelson, and is the eldest daughter of the late Mr. G. W. page 363 Schroder, a prominent settler. She was educated at her native place, and continued to live with her parents until 1866, when she married Mr. Carter, and left Nelson to reside in Marlborough. For many years Mr. and Mrs Carter had their home at Hillersden station in the Wairau Valley, where an extensive plantation surrounded the homestead. More recently, they took up their residence at Burleigh, close to Blenheim, and there Mrs Carter has continued to live since the death of her husband.