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Dobson, Arthur Dudley (1841-1934)

December 18th, 2009 by Alexandra
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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.

Headstone Description
Plot location
Block 18, Plot 227
Individual History

Date of death: Monday, 5 March 1934
Cemetery: Linwood
Date of burial: Tuesday, 6 March 1934
Block number: 18
Plot number: 227
Age: 92 years
Address: 76 Merivale Lane, ChCh
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Place of birth: England
Years in New Zealand: 84
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

2 responses to “Dobson, Arthur Dudley (1841-1934)”

  1. janine says:

    Was not Arthur born 9 September 1841

  2. janine says:

    Arthur married Eleanor Lewis (daughter of Henry Lewis who surveyed “Lewis Pass” in April 1860)

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