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Mr. David Jones (Kaiapoi) was born at: Tempk-ton, Canterbury, forty-five years ago, and is the son of one of the earliest settlers, Mr. James Jones, who' is still alive. Mr. David Jones received his early education at the Templeton School, but continued his studies after taking up farming work, his enthusiasm in the pursuit of knowledge being evidenced by the fact that as a youth when engaged ploughing he had a book with him, and read as he ploughed. For the past nineteen ;ears he has been engaged in farming at Weedons, Canterbury, in the Waikato, and latterly at Dunsandel, Canterbury. Mr. Jones has.always taken a keen interest in politics, especially as affecting the man on th© land; ho contested, unsuccessfully, the Kaiapoi seat in 1914. About ten years ago he completed a three years' term as president of ths North Canterbury Executive of the Farmers' Union, and is at present on the point of completing a similar term in the same position. Mr. Jones took a prominent part, as advocate for the farmers, in the farm labourers' dispute, when it was before the Conciliation Board (now known as the Council of Conciliation) some, ten or eleven, years ago. During the war period Mr. Jones was a member of the Government Wheat Committee, and attended all the conferences at which the price of wheat was fixed.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume XCVIII, Issue 146, 18 December 1919

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MR. DAVID JONES. Evening Post, Volume XCVIII, Issue 146, 18 December 1919