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


page 237


Gray, John, Surgeon-Dentist, Hawera. Mr. Grey was born in Auckland, and was educated at the Auckland College. He served the primary stage of his profession with his brother, Mr. A. D. Gray, the well-known dentist of New Plymouth, and completed his studies under Mr. Kemp, of Auckland. In 1894 he obtained his diploma, and afterwards joined Mr. Yule, of Invereargill, as assistant, and remained with him for two years. Mr. Gray commenced practice at Hawera in the year 1897. He pays weekly visits to Eltham and Patea.

Mr. J. Gray.

Mr. J. Gray.

Hunter and Johnston (S. B. Hunter and W. D. Johnston), Surgeon Dentists, High Street, Hawera. The Hawera branch of Messrs Hunter and Johnston was established in 1905, and is conducted in a wood and iron building. There are two surgeries, two waiting rooms, and a workroom fitted up with every modern appliance.

Mr. William D. Johnston, Junior Partner of the firm of Messrs Hunter and Johnston, was born in the year 1877, in Invercargill, and was educated in Dunedin. He studied
Gungill, photo.Mr. W. D. Johnston.

Gungill, photo.
Mr. W. D. Johnston.

for his profession under Dr. Yule, in Invercargill, and was registered as a dentist in 1899. After that he followed his profession in various parts of the colony, before joining Mr. Hunter in partnership.

Stocker, George K. I., Surgeon Dentist, Union Street, Hawera. This practice was established in the year, 1888, and acquired by Mr. Stocker in 1905. It is conducted in a wood and iron building, containing a waiting room, a surgery, a workroom, and a residence. Mr. Stocker was born in 1885, at Tauranga, and was educated in Wellington and Napier. He studied for his profession at Hawera and Wellington, was registered as a dentist in June, 1905, and took over his practice in Hawera in the following November. Mr. Stocker is interested in hockey, and has represented Hawera in contests held in the provincial district since 1903. While in Wellington he was a member of the United Hockey Club, and was at one time connected with the Hastings Hockey Club.

Wilson, Hamilton A., Surgeon Dentist, High Street, Hawera; branch at Manaia. This practice was established in the year 1902, and is conducted in a wood and iron building, which contains a waiting room, a surgery, a workroom, and a residence. Mr. Wilson pays professional visits every week to Manaia, and quarterly visits to Opunake. He was born in the year 1870, at Whangarei, and was educated in his native place, and at Canterbury College, Christchurch. Subsequently he returned to Auckland, studied for his profession under Mr. A. L. Smith, and obtained registration in 1900. After gaining further experience in Auckland and at Wanganui, he removed to Hawera in 1902. Mr. Wilson is an enthusiastic footballer; since 1903 he has been one of the Taranaki representatives, and became captain of the team in 1905. In 1904 he married Miss Furlong, formerly matron of the Hawera Hospital and has one daughter.