The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Architects — Sollitt, George,
Sollitt, George, Architect, Heretaunga Street, Hastings. Mr. Sollitt was born in Yorkshire, England, on the 19th of January, 1834. He was educated in his native place, and was brought up as an architect. He subsequently carried on business as a general contractor for many years in Kent, and in the year 1879 came to New Zealand by the ship “Lady Jocelyn,” landing at Lyttelton on December 9th. Mr. Sollitt was employed in contracting work for about seven years in Christchurch, and in 1890 established himself as an architect in Hastings, where he has since practised his profession. He has designed many of the largest residential and commercial houses in and around the district. Mr. Sollitt is married, and has a family of three sons and two daughters; two of his sons are in business under the style of Messrs Sollitt Brothers, contractors, of Palmerston North.
Brown and Ross, photo.
Mr. G. Sollitt.