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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]


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Fookes, Ernest Faber, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P., M.B. (London). Physician and Surgeon, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Dr. Fookes studied for his profession in England, and gained his diplomas in the year 1899.

Leatham. Henry Blackburn, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Edin.), and L.S.A. (Lon.), Physician and Surgeon, Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. Dr. Leatham became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in the year 1879. He is further referred to as Superintendent of the New Plymouth Hospital.

McCleland, Hugh A., M.R.C.S. (Eng.), and L.R.C.P. (Lond.), Physician and Surgeon, New Plymouth. Dr. McCleland was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland, and obtained his diplomas in London, where he attended St. Mary's Hospital, and afterwards practised as locum tenens for several years in different parts of England. In 1896, he arrived in New Zealand, and landed at Wellington, whence he removed to New Plymouth.

Walker, Ernest A., M.A., 1891; M.B. and C.M., with first class honours, 1895; M.D., with commendation, 1904, University of Glasgow, now in practice in New Plymouth. In addition to other appointments, Dr. Walker is assistant surgeon for the Taranaki Hospital and Charitable Aid Board.

Whitton, Thomas Bain, M.D. (Ireland), Physician and Surgeon, Dawson Street. New Plymouth. Dr. Whitton took his degree at the Royal University of Ireland. He was for nineteen years Superintendent of the Reefton Hospital, and was also in private practice at Reefton before removing to New Plymouth.

Wylie, David S., M.B., C.B., F.R.C.S., Physician and Surgeon, St. Aubyn Street, New Plymouth.


Forte, Claude Henry, Surgeon Dentist, formerly of Devon Street, New Plymouth, but now (1906) of Tripe and Forte, Dentists, 93, Willis Street, Wellington.

Gray, Alexander, Surgeon-Dentist, Devon and Brougham Streets, New Plymouth. Telephone—Surgery, 25; private residence, Frankley Road, 107. Bankers, Bank of New South Wales. Mr. Gray was born in Auckland, and studied under Mr. A. W. Chatfield of that city. In the year 1888, he passed the prescribed examinaations at the University of Otago, and was then assistant to Mr. H. C. Wilson, of Napier, for a year. He then removed to New Plymouth, where he took over the old established practice of Mr. Skeet, and has conducted it with much success. Mr. Gray has been Worshipful Master of the Ngamotu Lodge of Freemasons; he is an enthusiastic member of the Bowling Club, and was skip of the Champion Pairs at the Auckland Tournament, besides being the winner of several local prizes.

Mr. A. Gray.

Mr. A. Gray.

London Dental Institute (Frederick William Reston, manager), Devon Street, New Plymouth. Head office, Auckland. This branch was opened in the year 1899, and is situated on the ground floor of a two-storied wood and iron building. The apartments consist of a surgery, with up-to-date appliances, and of a waiting room and workrooms.

Mr. Frederick William Reston was appointed Manager of the London Dental Institute in New Plymouth in the year 1900. He was born at Lincoln Road, Christchurch, in 1876, and was educated at Christchurch and in Auckland, where he also studied for his profession. He qualified in Dunedin, and was registered in 1900. Mr. Reston takes an interest in local sports and pastimes.

Williams, Alexander Murray, Surgeon Dentist, Corner of Devon Street and Egmont Street, New Plymouth. This practice was established in April, 1903, and is conducted in rooms on the first floor of the Theatre block of buildings. The surgery is replete with all the most modern appliances, and there are waiting rooms and a work room, suitably fitted up.

Mr. Alexander Murray Williams was born in Wanganui in the year 1881, was educated at Wanganui College, and subsequently studied under Mr. H. G. Forlong. Having duly qualified he obtained registration in October, 1902, and shortly afterwards settled in New Plymouth. He is a member of the New Plymouth Tennis Club. In May, 1905, Mr. Williams married a daughter of Mr. R. Cock, formerly Mayor of New Plymouth.

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Mr. A. M. Williams. Collis, photo.

Mr. A. M. Williams. Collis, photo.

Recreation Grounds: Another View.

Recreation Grounds: Another View.