Marlborough Express, 15 May 1889
The Hon. John Martin, M.L.C., has taken the Governor to the Wairarapa for a couple of days deer-stalking. We congratulate the Hon Johnny on his enterprise. He has been the first to catch the Earl. The Knight was only caught by the snobs, but here is a "man of the people," who had been made an M.L.C., because he had risen from the people, boldly telling the world that if the Governor wanted sport he could have it at the hands of a man who had never kicked away the ladder by which he had risen. Now we like to see this.Lord Onslow was Governor of New Zealand from 1889 to 1892.
Martinborough has its deer park. Why not? Lord Onslow will honour the man who with equal grace can lead a cart horse and a live Earl. The "Monarch of the Forest" can hardly fail to recognise the happy union which is being cemented at his expense.