The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. William Wilson McKinney
Mr. William Wilson McKinney was appointed Dispenser at the Christchurch Hospital in March, 1899. He is a son of Mr. A. W. McKinney, chemist, of New Brighton, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1879, and received his early education at Lifford. He came to Lyttelton with his parents in 1889, and ‘Completed his education at the Boys’ High School, Christchurch. On leaving school he went into the country, where he gained some experience of station work. He, however, returned to the city, and was apprenticed in 1894 to the late Mr. George Bonnington, chemist, with whom he remained until he received his present appointment.