William Wilson

Date of birth / Date established
1834
Date of death / Date closed
30 May 1906
Place of death / Place closed
Person/Corporate type
Individual
Biography
Arrived in Taranaki from the Victorian Goldfields in the Brig Colchester in 1856. A pit sawyer, bushman and farmer, he assisted in the development of the Frankley Road settlement. Served with H A Atkinson in the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers and saw action at the Battle of Waireka 1860. He died at his farm on Pitone Road.

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