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John Hobbs (c1865-1942) was the first commercial bee-keeper in the Kairanga district. He and his brother, Arthur, established an apiary of Aorangi Road in 1896. Arthur and John Hobbs were the sons of Edward Hobbs, a son of the Reverend John Hobbs, one of the early Wesleyan missionaries at Hokianga, North Auckland.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ka16
Date
1896
Digitisation ID
2011N_Ka16_004995
Held In
Coolstore

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