Macdonald Dictionary Record: Robert Heaton Rhodes (1857-1918)

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Robert Heaton Rhodes. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: R. 174 Rhodes , Robert Heaton (1857- 1918) was the eldest son of George Rhodes of the Levels. When he was a baby seeping in a param at the Levels homestead , Tom Teschemaker passed close by, driving a mob of wild cattle. In a speck in later years T.T. made a joking reference to haven nearly killed Bob Rhodes with his mot of Wild cattle. e bought Blue Cliffs from the Executors of Chas Meyer in 79. The station consisted of 800 ac of freehold and 28000 ac . of leasehold and carried 23000 shoe the price was £64500 . Alfred Cox Junr. managed for him and After him Charles Hendry (1890 -1906) Bob Rhodes was elected a member of the Ch.Ch. Club in 79. The Wiles father knew all the second generation Rhodes well and ho considered Bob was the most likeable and most able of them. He was educ at X5 Coll 6-74 was capt of the football and cricket teams and was later Pres. of the C.C.O. B.A. He went on to Exeter Coll Oxford. He was a member + chair man of the Waimate C C. He was a director of the C.F.M. Co and used to keep an eye on the Pareora, Works. In Feb. 91 he front part of the hill leasehold was cut into grazing Woodhouse : ' Coll. Sch. hist; LT. 15.12.71 : 19.4.90 : 13.8.18 s Coll Reg. Ap.13.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: R.Rhodes R. 174 rins but Bob was Allowed to bey 5000 ac of the freehold of it. In 1904 the lease of the back of the r in was put up for a auction but he did not bed for t , having lost 4000 sheep there in the winter of 1903 Blue Cliffs then became all fee hold. The Station brand was the Prince of Wales feathers - the same brand as Long brach: it was registered in ' He was responsible for the black +whith foot ball jersey Wor n by the X's Coll team. He left on endowment find to X's Coll and the bric wall round the baths was built with i oner from it - also inp rove meets to the cricket grounds He left, a bequest to St. Mary's Timaru. His will directed f ter that his trustees should Blue Cliff to his only child Airing when she reached the age of 21 Thrusters A.E.G. Rhodes: F.J.Rolleston; H. Elworthy; M.H. Godby. marr. at Prhantea 16.4.90 Jessie , youngest dau R.C. Bidwill. He d. 10.8.1918. dau Airing marr. 22.9.21 at St. Mary's , Upper Otaio Randal Woodhouse D.S.D. M.C. She decided to take over Blue Cliffs . She manages the cattle on blue Cliffs and is a well known judge of Black Pols. She has written an excellent history of the Rhodes family, a le of Gull re Smith and is a very busy person in S. Canterbury.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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