Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
ALINGTON, William Herbert
In 1872 three brothers, C.S., William Herbert, and George Hildebrand took up land in the Rakaia district, Talbot Trees farm on the Lavington Run, about 8 miles from Rakaia township. They were the sons of Rev. C. J. Alington, educated under celebrated Edward Thring at Uppingham School. In New Zealand they were interested in local affairs and sport; all were cricketers and W.H. represented Canterbury against Otago 1869. Was a member of the original Ashburton Road Board during 1864–79, in 1882 was a resident land owner. Drawings of Akaroa 1866, and other Canterbury scenes about 1870, are in Hocken.