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

Mr. Alfred Henry Kendall

Mr. Alfred Henry Kendall, Sanitary Engineer for the Borough of New Plymouth, was born in December, 1867, at Rawdon, near Leeds, England,
Collis photo.Mr. A. H. Kendall.

Collis photo.
Mr. A. H. Kendall.

where he was educated. His father was a builder and contractor, near Leeds, Yorkshire. Mr. Kendall assisted his father till the year 1895, when he was appointed assistant district surveyor for Rawdon. Eighteen months later, he became assistant overseer and rate collector at Heysham, Laneashire, and for several years subsequently had experience on large water and drainage works. For some time afterwards, Mr. Kendall was contracting on his own account in Lancashire, and came to New Zealand by the s.s. “Whakatane” in 1901. He then joined the Public Health Department in Wellington, and for the first year travelled in the Wellington and Taranaki districts. He was afterwards stationed at Wanganui, and later at New Plymouth. In December, 1904, Mr. Kendall was appointed to his present position under the New Plymouth Borough Council. Dr. Valintine, of the Health Department, in his report for 1905, commented on Mr. Kendall's capabilities, and expressed regret at his resignation. He is an associate of the Royal Sanitary Institute of Great Britain, and holds a testimonial from the Borough Council of Stratford in respect to his services as Health Inspector. Mr. Kendall married a daughter of the late Mr. John Kendall, of Rawdon, in 1897, and has two sons.