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Volume 2 (2009)

Extract from Journal of the Auckland Historical Society Vol. 2 No. 1 1963


Obituary and photo of Robert Nisbet Smith, one of the main contractors for construction of the Thames water race - provided by his great grandson, William Nisbet (Bill) Vant

Robert Nisbet Smith
Born 26/11/1839 Davel, Ayshire, Scotland
Died 2/10/1924 Thames, New Zealand
(this photograph was taken at Rolleston St, Thames in about 1920)

See also Kae Lewis Goldminer's Database showing that he was mining in his own right at Karaka, Thames, taking out Miner's Rights from 31 Jan 1868 until at least the end of 1872.







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