The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. Sidney Weetman
Mr. Sidney Weetman, F.R.G.S., was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1841, and educated in England. After spending some years in Tasmania, where he became a surveyor in 1862, Mr. Weetman arrived in Southland in 1863, and was on the survey staff till 1865, when he went to Auckland and joined the survey office in that city. In 1887, he was transferred to Poverty Bay, remaining in charge of the branch office at Gisborne until 1889. From that year until 1893 Mr. Weetman was commissioner of Crown lands in Taranaki, whence he was transferred to Marlborough, where he remained till 1897, when he took up the duties of his office in Christchurch. Mr. Weetman was elected in 1884 a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, of which he is a life member. He retired from the public service early in 1902.
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Mr. S. Weetman.