The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Mr. J. C. Hanna (pages 523 and 646) was promoted, on the death of Mr. Warwick Weston, to the position of Inspector of the New Zealand Insurance Company, retiring likewise from the position of Secretary of the Metropolitan Permanent Building Society.
Mr. Charles Alfred Ewen, Manager of the New Zealand Insurance Company at Wellington, who is a son of the late Mr. Walter Ewen, of Auckland, was born in 1853 in Birmingham, England. Arriving in the northern city in 1855 with his parents, per ship “Joseph Fletcher” (Captain Foster), he was educated at the Auckland Grammar School, under Mr. Farquhar McRae. After a trip to England in 1870, Mr Ewen entered the Bank of New Zealand at Auckland in 1875, and continued in the service till 1896. He filled the office of agent in various towns in the Colony between 1877 and 1889, when he became assistant manager at Christchurch. With the exception of a break of about 12 months, when he was relieving the manager at Invercargill, he remained in Christchurch until February, 1896, when he was appointed manager of the bank at New Plymouth. On the promotion of Mr. J. C. Hanna to the position of inspector, rendered vacant by the death of the late Mr. Warwick Weston, he was offered and accepted the office he now holds. Mr. Ewen was married in 1883 to a daughter of Mr. Frederick Sutton, late M.H.R. for Napier, and has two daughters.