PEVERILL, Arthur


Arthur Peverill
 born 3 June 1867 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
arrived New Zealand about 1908 
died 19 March 1945 aged 77 years, reg. 1945/30033
buried Ruru Lawn, Christchurch, block number 33, plot 162






For the seventh time, Arthur Peverill, erstwhile photographic artist and now land and estate agent, was recently elected president of the Christchurch Workingmen's Club. Peverill was first elected to the W.M.C. presidency in 1917 when the club was an old galvanised iron building with all its honor in its name. During A.P's first year at the head of affairs, the old building was pulled to pieces and supplanted by one of brick and concrete. There was also sufficient foresight shown by those in charge to include with the new building a fine suite of offices which the Canterbury Education Board has been very pleased to lease. Peverill held the presidency till 1921 when he resigned, but stood again and topped the poll in 1924, and the other day the members of the Club once more did him the honor. The job is not. one for a deadhead, for last year's turnover of the Club totalled £20,000. The workingmen's rendezvous, is not all that engages the attention of Peverill. He has been a member of the Canterbury Education Board for eight years and chairman of the East Christchurch School Committee for six. Also, he has been president of the School Committees' Association for two years, besides holding the secretaryship of the same show. He was president of the Federated School Committees' Association of New Zealand for a year and; besides being connected in some way or another, with, a host of public bodies apart from those mentioned, he sat in Wellington several times on conferences for the reform of the liquor trade. Arthur Peverill, it is worthy of note, was born in Ballarat, Victoria, and when it is taken into consideration that all the distinctions he has achieved represent the result of only seventeen years', residence and effort in this country, it must be admitted that he is a gogetter of the sort which New Zealand should encourage.
NZ Truth, Issue 1004, 21 February 1925, Page 1




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