By Henry Jacobs London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,
Kaitangata is a prosperous borough fifty-four miles south-west from Dunedin, and is built on the banks of the Matau branch of the river Clutha, near its confluence with the sea.
The town is connected with the lower part of Inchclutha by means of a bridge, and the Coal Company's branch line connects it with the main trunk line at Stirling, close to Balclutha.
Kaitangata is in the county of Bruce, and is the centre of a district full of interest on account of its scenery and industrial enterprise.
The Clutha river, Inchclutha, and all the country to the south-west are within view; so are two fine lakes, and the sea can be seen from the top of the hills. Coalmining is the chief local industry, but flax abounds in the district, and there is a good local mill for turning it to account.
Agriculture is successfully carried on in the district. The town of Kaitangata has a post, telegraph, telephone, and money-order office, churches of the Presbyterian, Anglican, Methodist, and Roman Catholic denominations, and a branch of the Salvation Army.
There are also two hotels and a public hall suitable for page dancing and entertainments. Clements is Town Clerk. Kaitangata was proclaimed a borough in September,and the first members of the council were Messrs A.
The borough, which has an area of acres, contains ratable properties, and has a population of persons. There are several reserves. The Victoria Park is well laid out with shrubs, and there is a town domain, where the annual athletic sports are held, and which is largely used for cricket, football, etc.
His Worship The Mayor, Mr. Frederick Thomas PooleJ. He was educated at the High Wrigglesworth and Binns, photo. PooleMayor of Kaitangata. School, Bedford, and afterwards went to the Highlands of Scotland, where he served an apprenticeship as a nurseryman, under the gardener of Sir James Matheson, Bart.
Gray's nursery business for four years. He then went to Milton, where he carried on business as a nurseryman for several years. Poole started in business in Kaitangata as a draper, and five years later he bought the drapery business of Messrs W. Poole was elected a member of the Borough Council by a large majority, and in November,he contested the mayoralty against Mr.
John McCorley, and was returned by a majority of twenty-five votes. Poole is still Mayor of Kaitangata. He has also been a member of the Kaitangata school committee, and has taken an active part in political affairs, being a strong supporter of the Seddon Government.
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