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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

PARK, Robert 1812–1870

PARK, Robert 1812–1870

Born Glasgow, son of Matthew Park; engineer, surveyor, artist, and brother of Patrick Park, sculptor. Trained with Brunel as an engineer and arrived Port Nicholson 1840 with the surveying staff of New Zealand Company. Prospected for land in Taranaki with the Deans brothers and with William Dean surveyed the route from Wellington to Taranaki. In 1842 was appointed Town Surveyor in Wellington; in 1850 Government Surveyor in Wellington District. Prepared a map of Hawke's Bay from Mohaka to Porongahau pub. 1851. After an unsuccessful attempt to enter Parliament he moved to Canterbury and farmed at Winchmore in winter and surveyed for the Provincial Government in summer. In 1864 surveyed Ashburton. Represented: Turnbull and Nan Kivell Collection, Australian National Library, Canberra.