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Peacock, John Thomas (1827–1905)

The Hon. J. T. [John Thomas] Peacock, M.L.C., died this morning. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr John Peacock and was born in 1827 in Hawkesbury district, New South Wales. He came to New Zealand when fifteen years old and settled down in Canterbury as a merchant and shipowner. He sold out his business in 1863, and visited England. He was  a member of the Provincial Council in the early days, and Secretary for Public Works for two years. In 1869 he was elected member for Lyttelton, and five years later he was called to the Legislative Council. He was one of the original promoters of the Kaiapoi Woollen Company, of the Union Insurance Company and of the New Zealand Shipping Company. He was connected also with other successful commercial enterprises and was twice married, leaving a widow and two step sons.

Original publication

  • Timaru Herald (Christchurch, NZ), 21 October 1905

Citation details

'Peacock, John Thomas (1827–1905)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/peacock-john-thomas-28310/text35978, accessed 18 August 2019.

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