The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73
Mr. G. W. Russell, — Riccarton
Mr. G. W. Russell,
George Warren Russell was born in London in 1854. Came to the Colony when eleven years of age, and served his apprenticeship to the printing trade at the Evening Post office, Wellington. When twenty years of age was a candidate for the ministry of the Wesley an Church, and served in Gisborne, New Plymouth and Hokitika. He retired in 1878, without ordination, and returned to journalism. Started in conjunction with one of his brothers, the Manawatu Herald at Foxton, subsequently purchased the Manawatu Times at Palmerston North, which he made into a daily. Sold out and moved to Cambridge where he started the Waikato News. Moved to Christchurch in 1889, and is a member of the firm of Russell and Willis, Printers and Publishers. Is the author of "A Manual of the Duties of Life," a book intended to enable morality and duty to be taught in schools apart from sectarian dogma. A frequent contributor to newspapers. Has been a member of various local bodies. Is Chairman of the Railways' Committee of the House
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