Western, Thomas Henry
Born on his father's sheep farm at Bell Block Western attended Bell Block Primary School and later Central School. He worked for his father on the farm then took over the management of the farm on his father's retirement. At one time he owned three farms totalling 610 acres - one in Brown Road, one in Wills Road and a third which formed part of the land now used as the New Plymouth Airport.
He founded a Jersey stud, Pukemoana, which was dispersed with some of the lines going to form the Westlyn stud owned by his son Tom Western [Jnr]. He was a member of the New Zealand Jersey Breeders Association.
Papers and certificates associated with Tom Western.
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Certificate of Merit. Taranaki Metropolitan Agricutlural Society. Boys' and Girls' Agricultural Clubs. Tom Western. 1927
Distinguished members award. New Zealand Jersey Breeders' Association. Mr T. Western. 13 June 1968
Honorary Life Membership. New Zealand Jersey Breeders' Association. Mr T. Western. 22 June 1988
Presentation. 'For King and Country'. Private T Western. May 1947. From the residents of Bell Block District. Bell Block District. Welcome Home Committee.
Sales catalogues for Jersey Cattle and Jersey Bull Sales. 1971-1980. Includes entries from West Lynn, Tom Western's herd.