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Moore, George Henry



  • Existence: 1812 - 1905


G.H. Moore managed Mona Vale Station as a young man. He married Anne Kermode and was later divorced. In partnership with Anne's father, R.Q. Kermode, he bought land north of the Waipara River, named Glenmark, which became one of the wealthiest farming concerns in New Zealand. His daughter Annie (Annie Quayle Townend) built Glenmark Church, bought Mona Vale homestead from Frederick Waymouth in 1905 and built the gatehouse there.

In 1855 George Henry Moore established Glenmark Station, between the Waipara and Hurunui Rivers. His house, Glenmark, designed by Samuel Farr, was started in 1880 and finished in 1887, only to be destroyed by fire in 1890. St. Paul's Church, Glenmark, and its vicarage, were paid for by Annie Quayle Townend, Moore's daughter, as a memorial to him. The church was consecrated in 1907.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Glenmark papers

Identifier: Arch 0413
Scope and Contents

The papers of Glenmark include photocopies (some very poor) of manuscript and typescript originals concerning Glenmark Station, the house and Glenmark family, and St. Paul's Church in Glenmark, including biographical notes on its clergy. All compiled by Graham Hill.

Dates: c1855-1974

Hetty Turner papers on the life of G.H. Moore and J.G. Proudlock

Identifier: Arch 0218
Scope and Contents

Papers by Hetty Turner, on the life and times of G.H. Moore and J.G. Proudlock, and two folders of photocopied newspaper articles by Hetty Turner.

Dates: 1812-1915, 1973-1977