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

Mr. E. Harvey-Gibbon

Mr. E. Harvey-Gibbon, Assoc. M.I.C.E., London, was appointed Engineer to the Borough of New Plymouth in March, 1901. He was born at Portsmouth, England, was educated at St. Aubyn's Grammar School, Jersey, and subsequently by private tutors. He passed the preliminary scientific examination at Lincoln's Inn, London, and entered St. George's Hospital, as a medical student. After remaining in the institution for a period of three years, and finding the studies uncongenial, he left it to follow his natural inclination—engineering, and served his articles under his uncle, Mr. Valentine Hale, as a civil engineer. Mr. Gibbon then went to Australia, travelling, and gained experience in Queensland and New South Wales. He subsequently came to New Zealand, was engaged as assistant county engineer at Waimate, Canterbury, and afterwards was engineer to the borough of Waimate, in the same county. On resigning this, he travelled over nearly the whole of New Zealand, practising his profession in many centres, and finally returned to Brisbane, where he was for many years assistant city engineer, and gained extensive experience in all sorts of municipal work. He resigned this position to take up his present office.