The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Endean, John, Mining Speculator, Auckland, born in Cornwall, England, in 1844, Mr. Endean gained his experience of mining in that country. Arriving in the colonies in 1863, he engaged in mining pursuits in various parts of the Australian continent, and in the following year went to California, and was present at the White Pines “rush,” Nevada. Mr. Endean left San Francisco in 1870 for the Thames, where he was one of the first tributors on the field. His practical experience and ability stood him in good stead, enabling him to work the gold bearing country with considerable success. Deciding to settle in Auckland, he took the Waltemata Hotel, situate in Queen and Customs Streets, which he still conducts, Mr. Endean was married to a daughter of Mr. Harry Phillips, one of the oldest settlers on the Thames, and has seven children. Mrs. Endean also is largely interested in mining matters, and has successfully speculated in scrip, showing a shrewdness and ability possesses by few of her sex. Mr. Endean recently took a trip to the Old Country and America, and was much benefited by the change.
Mr. J. Endean.