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Sir Arthur Dudley Dobson K.B. d 5 March 1934 aged 92. Discoverer of Arthur’s Pass, 1863. District Engineer, Nelson-Westport goldfield 1878. City Engineer of Christchurch from 1901 to 1921.
Block 18, Plot 227
Sir Arthur Dudley Dobson
Arthur’s father, Edward, was a prominent engineer in provincial Canterbury. His sister, Mary, married Sir Julius von Haast. In 1866 a brother, George, was murdered on the West Coast by the infamous Burgess-Kelly-Levy gang. Arthur was born on 9th September 1841. He married Eleanor Lewis (daughter of Henry Lewis who surveyed “Lewis Pass”) in April 1860. More