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John Tiffin Stewart

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John Tiffin Stewart (1827-1913)

1915 Obituary [1]

JOHN TIFFIN STEWART, born at Rothesay, Scotland, on the 18th November, 1827, died at Wanganui, New Zealand, in April, 1913.

He obtained his practical training under Messrs. Gordon and Hill, and Messrs. Bell and Miller, of Glasgow, and in 1852 he went out to Australia.

In 1855 he crossed to New Zealand and engaged in land surveying. He was employed by the Government in the survey and settlement of lands acquired from the Maoris, and in 1861 he became Provincial Engineer and District Surveyor for Wellington. He built wharves at Wellington, carried out roads in the interior and other works. In 1870 he was appointed District Engineer under the Public Works Department, and continued in this service until his retirement in 1889. He was later appointed a member of the Wanganui River Trust, and held other honorary positions.

Mr. Stewart was elected a Member of the Institution on the 25th May, 1880.

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