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

Mr. Thomas Kingwell Skinner

Mr. Thomas Kingwell Skinner, formerly Surveyor to the Borough Council of New Plymouth, is a son of the late Mr. Thomas Kingwell Skinner, one of the pioneer settlers who landed in Taranaki in 1841. He was born in New Plymouth, educated there and in Auckland, and served his apprenticeship with Mr. Octavius Carrington. Mr. Skinner is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, and commenced practice some years prior to his appointment as borough surveyor, a position he held for about nineteen years. He takes considerable interest in the advancement of the town and district, is a member of the Recreation Board and Scenery Preservation Society, and has been for a long time a trustee and member of the Order of Oddfellows.