The Rev. Walter Dunkley,
Minor Canon of Christchurch Cathedral, Precentor of the Christchurch Diocesan Choral Association, and President of the Christchurch Cathedral Bellringers' Society, was born in England. He was educated primarily at a private school, and afterwards at Queen's College, an institution affiliated to the London University. Mr. Dunkley arrived in New Zealand in 1872, and was ordained in 1878 by the Primate, Bishop Harper. He was assistant master at Christ's College in 1876–9, Vicar of Phillipstown in 1878, Lincoln in 1879, Burnham in 1881, Courtenay in 1884, Assistant Precentor at the Christchurch Cathedral from 1885 till 1889, Organising Chaplain to the Primate, Bishop Harper, of Christchurch, in 1888–9, and Private Secretary to Bishop Julius from 1891 till 1892. Mr. Dunkley has published an Illustrated Visitors' Guide to the Christchurch Cathedral, containing a large amount of information. The proceeds of the
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sale of the Guide are paid into the Cathedral Completion Fund.