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

Mr. Joseph Witherow

Mr. Joseph Witherow, sometime of “Wautukai,” Patangata, was born in Cambridge, England, in the year 1816, and arrived in Adelaide, Australia, in 1815. After a number of years spent on the copper fields at Burra Burra, he came to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington in 1854. Mr. Witherow then proceeded to Patangata, where he took up land and commenced farming. Subsequently he bought “Wautukai,” where he resided up to the time of his death, in January, 1900. He left a widow (who survived him for eighteen months) and a family of four sons. Mr. Witherow identified himself largely with the advancement of the district, and endured the hardships and privations of the early colonists. He served as a volunteer during the Maori war.

The Late Mr. J. Witherow.

The Late Mr. J. Witherow.