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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

Mr. William Edward Mcadam

Mr. William Edward Mcadam , Gold Clerk and Assayer at the Bank of New Zealand, Dunedin, was born in 1843, at Hereford, England, and was educated principally at King's College, London. Mr. McAdam is a great-grandson of the celebrated John Loudon McAdam, the Scottish surveyor, who invented the system of road-making, which goes by the name of macadamised roads; page 258 and since 1892 he has been life-owner of the ancestral estate of Ballochmorrie, in South Ayrshire, Mr. McAdam came to New Zealand, via Melbourne, in 1862, in company with an uncle who had a large property in
Mr. W. E. McAdam.

Mr. W. E. McAdam.

Southland. After a short experience in the Colony, Mr. McAdam went to India, where he remained for one year, and then returned to England to study at the Royal School of Mines in London. He settled in Dunedin in 1874, joining the Bank of New Zealand as gold clerk and assayer. He is a member of the Anderson's Bay school committee, of which he has been treasurer for some time; he is also treasurer of St. Michael's church, Anderson's Bay. He was married in 1878 to a daughter of Mr. T. Whiting, of Gloucester, England, and has thirteen surviving children—seven sons and six daughters.