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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

Mr. Thomas Brydone

Mr. Thomas Brydone , J.P., Superintendent in New Zealand for this company, was born in Peeblesshire, Scotland, where he
N.Z. And A. Land Co.'s Stud Lincoln Ram, “Ben,” Bred By The Company.

N.Z. And A. Land Co.'s Stud Lincoln Ram, “Ben,” Bred By The Company.

page 335 was brought up to agricultural and pastoral pursuits. For a good many years before coming to New Zealand, he was land steward with the Duke of Hamilton and the Earl of Buchan, in Scotland. Having been selected for the position he has now held for upwards of thirty-five years, Mr. Brydone came out to New Zealand by P. and O. liner via Melbourne, arriving in Dunedin in 1868, since which time he has been prominent in connection with agricultural and pastoral matters in the Colony. In 1882 he personally superintended the loading at Port Chalmers of the first chartered vessel to carry frozen mutton from New Zealand to the Old World, and supervised the killing and freezing operations. Under his direction the Edendale Dairy Factory was inaugurated: here the first fifty tons of cheese made on the American principle in the Colony were manufactured. In all matters pertaining to these great industries, Mr. Brydone has taken a practical interest; he was one of the promoters of the Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Society, of which he has since been a member and officer, and now holds the honourable position of life governor. He has taken an active part in promoting the erection of the Agricultural Hall, and is a director and debenture holder of the Agricultural Hall Company, Ltd.