The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hume, Lieut.-Col. Arthur
Hume, Lieut.-Col. Arthur, Inspector of Prisons, New Zealand, is the 'son of John Hume and Annie Parker his wife, and was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 21st, 1840. Lieut.-Col. Hume was an officer in the 79th Highlanders from 1859 to 1874, and Deputy Governor of Dartmoor, Millbank, Portland, and Wormwood Scrubs prisons from the latter year till 1880, when he was appointed Inspector of Prisons in New Zealand, arriving in that colony in Nov. 1881. In addition to this office, Col. Hume is Commissioner of Police and acting Under-Secretary for Defence. He manned at Murree, Punjab, India, on Oct. 11th, 1864, Miss Ruby Macintire.