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W H Smith (1854-1929) was born in Kettering, Shropshire, England. In 1877 he married Sarah Navara. They had two sons (H K G Smith who was killed at Passchendaele, and G Smith who died in an epidemic in NZ) and four daughters. After arriving in New Zealand, W H Smith worked on the 'Wairarapa Mercury', founded the 'Wairarapa News' in Masterton with Mr O’Meara, and was editor of the 'Manawatu Times'.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Pi33_PEO_0343
Title
William Henry Smith
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Pi 33
Archive
Date
circa 1910

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Palmerston North

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studio portrait,
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