Richard Laishley (1815-1897) was a Congregational Minster, an artist and naturalist. He was educated at John Bullar's school in Above Bar, and later at the Royal Academy. He was the son of Richard Laishley senior and his third wife, Ann Drew.

He was minister at Peartree Green between 1850 and 1860, and in 1860 emigrated with his family to New Zealand. He is known for his descriptions, drawings, watercolours and oils of the natural world and of Maori people. His older half-brother was George Laishley.

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Newspaper clippings:

"Name Lingers On" - (Southern Evening Echo 12/04/1985)
Article on Richard Laishley - (Southern Evening Echo 25/04/1985)
"Name Lingers On" - (Southern Evening Echo 26/04/1985)
- this series of three articles goes into some detail about Laishley's life and career.


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