Hopkirk, Robert Home, Farmer, Ashurst. Mr. Hopkirk has leased from his father (a well-known resident in the Empire City) the compact little freehold estate known as “Glenburn.” This property consists of about 254 acres, and is well grassed, fenced, and watered. On the property are some 200 well bred sheep and about twenty dairy cows, Mr. Hopkirk being a large supplier to the Stoney Creek Creamery. Mr. Hopkirk was born in Roxburghshire in 1863, and came to Wellington with his parents when ten years old. He received his education at the Wesleyan School in that city. He then served his time as carpenter and joiner, and was employed by Messrs. Waddel, McLeod and Weir for several years. Mr. Hopkirk then established himself as a flaxmiller in the Wairarapa district, and afterwards near Shannon, where he remained for three years. Some three years ago he leased his present place from his father, and has been devoting himself to agricultural pursuits with great success. For a number of years Mr. Hopkirk was connected with the Literary Society attached to St. John's Presbyterian Church in Wellington, to which society he rendered his assistance and support upon every occasion. He is married to a daughter of Mr. Barron, of Wellington, and has one daughter.

Black and white photograph of the residence of Robert Home Hopkirk