KARANGAHAKE the years of the gold 1875 -1935

 (Separated from Thames 1885)

Members who have represented the Karangahake Riding:

C. Nash

1887-98

H. Charlton

1890—93

W. Littlejohn

1890-91

G.N. McGruer

1891-99

(Also County Engineer)

1891—95

R. Stackpoole

1898-1902

M. Marrinan

1899—1913

C. Trezise

1904—08

J. Cockrane

1905—08

C.E. Lloyd

1908-17

H.W. Guthrie

1911—14

A.D. McGuire

1913-27

J.B. Morris

1927—38

T. Cotter

1938-44

E.L. Yearbury

1944—47

J. Rackham

1947—51

   

J. Cotter

1968-80

 


MR A.A. JENKINSON

This Karangahake Old Boy held important executive positions with the Council for 40 years. Born at Thames in 1903, he came, with his family, to the Rahu Road before he was a year old. Alf attended first the Mackaytown, and then the Karangahake Schools, completing his education at Thames High School. He was appointed Assistant County Clerk in 1919, and in 1932 was promoted to be County Clerk and Treasurer, a position which he filled with distinction for 32 years.


About 1899, Mr J.H. Adams Manager of the Woodstock Battery, was the proud possessor of a small English motor car. Despite its buggy-like construction, it was regarded as the acme of comfort. The owner, who did his own repairs, estimated running costs at 2c per mile. Its maximum speed was about 15 m.p.h.