The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Councillor W. A. Donaldson
Councillor W. A. Donaldson, member of the Napier Borough Council, was born in Liverpool, England, in May, 1851, and was brought up as a harness maker. He came to New Zealand in 1872, and about five years later settled at Napier. For about twenty-six years he was employed at one of the largest saddleries in the town, and then established himself in business on his own account as a general storekeeper in Hastings Street.