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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

PILLIET, Walter Hippolyte 1835–1885

PILLIET, Walter Hippolyte 1835–1885

Born France, brought up in England. Arrived New Zealand late 1840s and went to Flaxbourne, the station of Clifford (his cousin) and Weld. Moved to Invercargill where worked as surveyor and land agent: in 1856 was sub-collector of customs in Picton, later the warden and magistrate at the Marlborough goldfields, holding a similar position in Kaikoura 1869, Akaroa 1870. In 1881 was an page 196 M.P. Died in Wellington. In 1885 H. M. L. Atcherley exhibited with CSA a watercolour made after a sketch by Pilliet.