Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
GORDON, William Francis Robert d.1936
Taranaki cartoonist, born New South Wales, son of a magistrate and cousin of the famous General Gordon. Worked as a draughtsman in Taranaki with surveying parties. Made copies of S. Percy Smith's sketches, a drawing of what Te Whiti was like in 1886, drawings of personalities in Alfred Atkinson's surveying party January 1888. Exhibited ASA 1882. A pen and ink drawing is in Turnbull.