Hon Sir Henry Hubert Ostler

Date of birth

1876 at Timaru

Parents

Mr and Mrs W H Ostler of Ben Ohau Station, Mackenzie Country

Married

Lucilla B Duigan 1911

Children

One son and two daughters

Died

1943

Education

  • Christ’s Hospital School
  • London and Victoria University College Wellington 1901-04

Career

  • After spending eight years on family property at Bulls, gained LLB and became a judge’s associate
  • Editor New Zealand Law Reports 1907-10
  • In partnership in Auckland 1915-24
  • Appointed judge of the Supreme Court in 1925 and subsequently judge of the Court of Appeal

Honours

  • Knighted for services to Court of Appeal

Community service

  • Chairman of Victoria College Council 1913-14
  • Member New Zealand University Senate 1915-19
  • Member Wellington Licensing Commission
  • Examiner in Law for New Zealand University for many years
  • Life member of Wellington Acclimatisation Society in recognition of many years as Council Chairman
  • Chairman and Life member of Auckland Acclimatisation Society

Sport

  • Rugby Captain of Levin RFC and Victoria University College XV Represented Horowhenua, Manawatu, and Wellington Unions