The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Richmond, Hon. James Crowe
Richmond, Hon. James Crowe, M.L.C., brother of the above, was an early settler in the Taranaki district of New Zealand, and was for some time Provincial Secretary under Superintendent Cutfield, in which capacity he approved Governor Browne's action in the purchase of the Waitara block, which led to the outbreak of the Taranaki war. During the struggle his farm and house were destroyed, and he removed to Nelson, where he conducted the Nelson Examiner. Meantime he served as a volunteer in the operations against the Maoris, and as an inspector of the defences. Having been returned to the House of Representatives, he was Colonial Secretary in the Weld Ministry from June to Oct. 1865 and Commissioner of Customs and Stamp Duties in the Stafford Government from August 1866 to June 1868. He has been in the Legislative Council since 1883.
Richmond, Hon. James Crowe, M.L.C. (p. 389). On July 7th, 1892, Mr. Richmond resigned his seat in the Legislative Council of New Zealand.