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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Mr. Charles Frederick Worth

Mr. Charles Frederick Worth, J. P., was a member of the Wellington City Council from 1889 to 1893. He was born in London in 1833. After a short time at sea, Mr. Worth went to London to learn his trade, that of a plasterer and modeller. Having acquired a thoroagh knowledge of it, he came to New Zealand with his wife and three children in 1858. Since his arrival in the country, Mr. Worth has been prominently identified with public bodies of almost every kind, from a Band of Hope to a City Council. In 1869 he settled in Wellington. He was contractor for the plastering decorations at Government House, and continued in his business till 1888, when, having secured a competence, he retired, and at present resides in Sussex Square. In 1892 he visited England. Mr. Worth is a staunch supporter of the eight hours system, and was a personal friend of the inaugurator of the movement in New Zealand, Mr. S. D. Parnell. Mr. Worth is president of the Wellington Working Men's Club, and is a well-known and popular citizen.