Plimmer, John, 1812-1905

Settler and businessman of Wellington. Born in Upton-Maona, Shropshire, England. Arrived in New Zealand with his first wife Eliza and three children as steerage passengers on the ship 'Gertrude' in 1841. In 1850 Plimmer towed the wreck of the American ship 'Inconstant' to the foreshore near Lambton Quay, Wellington, and built a pier to it. He established a warehouse and auction rooms there which became known as `Noahs Ark' (later known as Plimmer's Ark). See Encyclopedia of New Zealand by McLintock Vol 2, page 787. Buried in Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington

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Plimmer family grave, plot 3604 Bolton Street Cemetery
Date: [Between 1965 and 1969] From: Shotter, P J E :Negatives and albums (with index) of graves in the Bolton Street and Sydney Street cemeteries, Wellington Ref: 35mm-25542-23-F Description: The grave of members of the Plimmer family at plot 3604 Bolton Street Cemetery. It was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter, prio...
Holmes, William Howard 1825-1885 :Wellington, from the beach, Clay Point, April, 1854
Date: 1854 By: Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885; Ilott Advertising Ltd Ref: D-018-003-a Description: Shows John Plimmer's wharf and his warehouse, "Noah's Ark", built on the hulk of the wrecked barque "Inconstant". Shows also Barrett's hotel and people in t...
Date: 1854 By: Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885 Ref: D-018-003 Description: Shows John Plimmer's wharf and his warehouse, "Noah's Ark", built on the hulk of the wrecked barque "Inconstant". Shows also Barrett's hotel and people in t...
Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885 :Noah's Ark, Wellington. [1850s]
Date: 1851 - 1860 By: Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885 Ref: PUBL-0036-247 Description: A view from the shore of John Plimmer's 'ark' warehouse, moored at the modern junction of Lambton Quay and Willis Streets, its hull that of the wrecked barqu...
[Holmes, William Howard] 1825-1885 :Wellington Beach 1856
Date: 1856 By: Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885; Tattersall, John, 1898-1984 Ref: A-032-040 Description: Lambton Quay looking north, Plimmer's Ark (or warehouse, to the right, in the sea) and Barrett's Hotel in the left foreground with couple on horseback, anoth...
Matthews, Marmaduke, 1885?-1949 :Plimmers Steps [ca 1935]
Date: 1935 By: Matthews, Marmaduke, 1885?-1949 Ref: A-197-017 Description: A view from Lambton Quay looking up towards the lower flight of steps between tall buildings Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Signed in the image: M MATH...
Remains of the barque Inconstant, on the site of the Bank of New Zealand building, Lambton Quay, Wellington
Date: 1885 From: Holmes, Robert West, 1856-1936 :Album of photographs relating to Wellington By: Williams, William, 1858-1949 Ref: 1/1-002704-F Description: Remains of the barque Inconstant, on the site of the Bank of New Zealand building in Lambton Quay, Wellington, 1885 Photograph taken by William Williams Ins...
Date: 1901 From: New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives Ref: PAColl-7171-21 Description: John Plimmer standing on the remains of his 'Noahs Ark' which was uncovered when excavations were made for the Bank of New Zealand building on the corner of ...
Plimmers Wharf and Customhouse Quay
Date: 1870-1871 From: Travers, William Thomas Locke, 1819-1903 :Negatives Ref: 10x8-1060-G Description: Looking west along Plimmers Wharf towards the intersection of Customhouse Quay and Hunter street, Wellington, showing the premises of the New Zealand Steam N...
Remains of the barque Inconstant, Lambton Quay, Wellington
Date: 1885 From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/2-140203-G Description: Remains of the barque `Inconstant', Lambton Quay, Wellington, in 1885. Photograph taken by William Williams. In 1850 John Plimmer towed the wreck of the Ame...
Date: 1852 - 1856 From: Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856] Ref: E-455-f-039-3 Description: A view from modern Willis Street, looking towards Clay Point (the corner of Willis Street and Lambton Quay) then theshoreline. The houses along Willis Street...
Date: [ca 1890] Ref: PAColl-D-0587 Description: Shows John Plimmer standing on top of part of what remained of `Noah's Ark' with his dog Fritz by his side. He is wearing a top hat and holding a walking sti...
Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Scenes of Wellington ca 1852]
Date: 1852 - 1856 From: Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856] Ref: E-455-f-039 Description: E-455-f-039-1 = The Harbour, Somes Island and Mrs Hervey's garden as seen from my bed room window Wellington Terrace. E-455-f-039-2 = Mrs Simmonds house nea...
Date: 1856-1955 By: Plimmer family; Plimmer, David, active 2013 Ref: MS-Papers-11485 Description: Collection comprises a sketch of John Plimmer's warehouse "Noah's Ark" on Customhouse Quay (undated), post cards of Barrett's Hotel (undated), printed pages ...
Wynyard, Robert Henry, 1802-1864 :Wellington [1852]
Date: 1852 From: Wynyard, Robert Henry 1802-1864 :[Drawings of New Zealand scenes] / R.H.W. - 1852. Ref: A-081-025 Description: View looking down lower Molesworth Street (then Charlotte Street) or possibly Hill Street towards Wellington Harbour, with Government House and its garden to...
Barraud, Charles Decimus 1822-1897 :[Wellington from Brooklyn, 1852]
Date: 1852 By: Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897 Ref: C-007-011 Description: View from the lower slopes between Brooklyn and Mount Cook, with cows, a herdsman and his dog on the road in the foreground. On the right lie the swamps of T...
Barraud, Charles Decimus 1822-1897 :[Te Aro and Thorndon] 1852
Date: 1852 By: Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897; Chapman, Frederick Revans (Sir), 1849-1936 Ref: C-007-007 Description: The preliminary watercolour for Barraud's more finished version ("Wellington from Brooklyn" C-007-011) showing Te Aro flat with Waitangi Creek meandering thr...
Date: 1882-1906 By: Martin, Thomas Frederic, 1852-1929 Ref: MS-Papers-0118 Description: Relate chiefly to period as City Solicitor for Wellington, 1891-1903 and cover land grants for Wellington Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute, litigation arising...
Date: 1852 By: Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897; Ralph, Thomas Shearman (Dr), 1813-1891 Ref: A-215-019 Description: View from Mount Cook, looking down onto the Te Aro Flat and towards Willis Street and on towards Thorndon in the background. Plimmer's Ark can be seen moored...
Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897 :Wellington, N. Z. C. B. del, T. S. R. lith. [Wellington, 1852?]
Date: 1852 From: Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856] By: Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897; Ralph, Thomas Shearman (Dr), 1813-1891 Ref: E-455-f-034-3 Description: View across Te Aro, looking towards Willis Street, Clay Point (with Plimmer's Ark, formerly the barque Inconstant, moored at the point), with Pipitea Point a...