Record Type
Person
Person/Corporate Type
Individual
Date Died/Ceased
1936
Place Of Death
New Plymouth/Taranaki/New Zealand
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William Francis Robert Gordon came to New Zealand on the 'Jane Lockhart' ship from Australia in 1867. He joined the Telegraph Department in 1873 and afterwards served in Wellington, Wanganui, Oamaru and New Plymouth for ten years. He transferred to the Lands and Survey Department in New Plymouth as a draughtsman in 1883. While in New Plymouth he became secretary to the Marsland Hill Soldiers Memorial Committee. He was also accomplished at wood engravings and sketches. He died in New Plymouth in 1936.

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