Life in Early Poverty Bay
Du Verney.—A man who was well connected at Home and had been in the Horse Guards. He used to drive a dray for John Bidgood. I saw his sword, which Uncle Blair held for him and, boy-like, enjoyed looking at the same very much.
Geo. Williamson, who lived where the Wi Pere monument now stands. I remember him as the man who used to bite off the terrier dog's tails.
“Dusty” Stevenson.—Who was always prominent at election times. He named the bullocks in his team after the rival candidates and would give the one “McDonald” all the whip and “Locke” his own favorite candidate no whip at all.
“General” Chute—An old chap who lived around the Riverside Road.
Charlie Peterson.—Who carried the mail from Muriwai once a week.page break