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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

CLAYTON, William Henry 1822–1877

CLAYTON, William Henry 1822–1877

Born Tasmania where father a landholder: went to Europe and trained as an architect in Brussels, worked in London under Sir John Rennie. Arrived Otago 1863, announcing himself as architect, land surveyor and civil engineer. In 1864 was in partnership with William Mason. 1868 moved to Wellington to take up newly created appointment of Colonial Architect. Designed the new Government House in Wellington and watercolour perspectives of that and Government Departmental Buildings are in Turnbull.