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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

WALSH, Archdeacon Philip d.1914

WALSH, Archdeacon Philip d.1914

Born in Ireland. Came to Bay of Islands in Mary Shepherd with party of Irish settlers. Took up land at Whangae near Kawakawa. Prepared design for church there—St. Patrick's in the Bush—built 1872. Was one of lay readers there until he went to St. John's College Auckland, took orders and became archdeacon. Designed other churches in the north. He illustrated Georgiana Peacock's Rays from the Southern Cross pub. 1876. Exhibited watercolours and wash drawings ASA. Made lithographs of reconstructed NZ historical scenes.