The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Gunter, Howel Edward
Gunter, Howel Edward, Teacher of Music, Cook Street, Palmerston North. Mr. Gunter was born in the year 1870 in Weymouth, Dorset, England. He was educated at private schools, commenced the study of music under Dr. Bradford, of London, with whom he spent four years, and, later, studied under Professor Mortimer, of Preston, Lancashire. In 1891 he went to Australia, and, after practising in Adelaide for two years, joined the Albu Concert Company as pianist, and toured Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Gunter finally settled in Palmerston North, where he has since conducted a successful and increasing practice. In the year 1899 he went to Melbourne, and studied under the famous Edouard Scharf, afterwards returned to Paimerston North and took up his teaching connection. In 1901 he went to Leipsic, Germany, to study under Herr Weiderbach, and thence travelled to London and took lessons from Herr Gustave Ernest, of Sydenham. He subsequently returned to New Zealand and established his present practice. Mr. Gunter is married, and has one daughter.