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James Stewart (1833-1914)

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James Stewart (1833-1914)

1914 Obituary [1]

JAMES STEWART died at Auckland on the 12th February, 1914, aged 81 years.

Born in Perthshire, he left this country in 1859 for New Zealand, where he at once commenced engineering practice.

In 1862 he was appointed Engineer to the Auckland City Board of Works, but on the outbreak of war received a militia command, and carried out various special works. Subsequently he was appointed Joint Engineer of the Auckland-Drury Railway, and later an Inspector under the Marine Department. For several years he also acted as District Engineer of Auckland Province.

Among other works carried out by him were the Beam Rock and other lighthouses, Auckland-Mercer, Thames Valley and Rotorua railways, Te Aroha and Auckland tramways, the Calliope dock pumping-plant, and other diverse undertakings.

Mr. Stewart was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 14th January, 1868, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 27th March, 1877.

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