Henry was born in 1834. Henry is the child of George Holland and Mary White.  He married Lydia Hodgkinson in 1856  He passed away in 1900 age 67  and was buried in Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 
Yesterday afternoon one of the oldest and most respected residents of Bunnythorpe, Mr Henry Holland, died peacefully with all his family around him, after a long illness. Mr Holland was born in Hampshire, England, in 1834, and came out to Nelson with his parents in the ship Bolton in 1842. With his father he planted the first hopgarden in the Nelson provincial district, at Stoke, an industry which is now identified with the prosperity of that thriving district. He married at Nelson Miss Lydia Hodgkinson, the daughter of an old resident, and when a family began to add to the responsibilities of married life, the young couple pluckily decided to go into the backblocks, and despite the non-existence of roads, they made their way through a wilderness of ferns, across rivers and streams, to Motupiko, whore farming was successfully carried on, despite numerous difficulties, including the absence of timber for building, except what was handsawn, and the next to impossibility of getting produce to market. In 1879 the family settled in Feilding and afterwards in Bunnythorpe, where they have since resided. The name of Holland has been synonymous in the district for honorable and straightforward dealings, and the neighbors have always found them kindly and obliging, and ever ready to assist in cases of distress. The late Mr Holland leaves a widow, four sons, six daughters and twenty-eight grandchildren. The sons, who are all married with one exception, are George, Edmund, Alfred and Martin, while the daughters, who are all married, reside at Hiwinui (Mrs D. Thomas), Apiti (Mrs Curreen), Westland (Mrs Feary), Shannon (Mrs Munro), Dannevirke (Mrs Pawson) and Hunterville (Mrs Green). We feel sure we are only echoing the general feeling when we express our sincere regret at the departure from our midst of one who has been a kind husband and father, a good friend and one of those hardy pioneers whose example did so much to raise our colony to the position it now occupies
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