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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

KILLICK, Ernest Anthony Shadwell 1875–1964

KILLICK, Ernest Anthony Shadwell 1875–1964

Born in England: came to New Zealand in about 1896 after having served a cadetship with a London firm of ten merchants. In about 1899 he joined the Lands Dept and became secretary to the Board of Land Purchase Commissioners: in 1918 was appointed secretary to the Dept of Health and became recognised as an expert on hospital control. In 1929 was appointed Town Clerk of Timaru. While he was in Wellington he had exhibited with the NZ Academy of Fine Arts from 1911 and was the secretary for some years: was an amateur painter of some note. He was also interested in writing, and wrote articles. In his retirement he added growing roses to his interests.