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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Artist unknown :[Album of an officer. Lambton Quay and The Terrace from Wellington Harbour. 1865?]
Date: 1865 From: Artist unknown :[Album of an officer en route to and from New Zealand and on service in New Zealand] 1863-1867 Ref: A-277-035 Description: A view from the harbour past small boats and ships towards the buildings of Lambton Quay along the shoreline, with The Terrace and its buildings rising diago...
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...
Graves in the Bolton Street cemetery, Wellington, including that of John Plimmer
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-25533-11a-F Description: Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s) (Individual image on negative strip). Physical Description: Film negative
Norman, Edmund, 1820-1875 :[Wellington, 1852. T. S. Ralph del after Edmund Norman. Wellington, 1852]
Date: 1852 From: Pearse, John, 1808-1882: [Album. 1851-1856] By: Ralph, Thomas Shearman (Dr), 1813-1891; Norman, Edmund, 1820-1875 Ref: E-455-f-030-1 Description: Shows a view of Wellington Harbour with sailing ships in port, as seen from the east side of the harbour, looking towards Lambton Quay. Clay Point is marked ...
Illustrated address presented to W H Levin Esq on his retiring from the directorate of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company
Date: Ca 1888 From: Levin, William Hort, 1845-1893 :Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd :Views on the Wellington & Manawatu Railway Ref: PA1-f-239-01 Description: Illustrated address presented to W H Levin Esq on his retiring from the directorate of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company in May 1888, signed by hi...
Artist unknown: The Groggy Goddess of Liberty; a symbolic design for the newly-formed Liberty League, dedicated to the promoters and their friends. ... Remember the Newtown job, and vote No License! [1890s?]
Date: 1890 - 1900 From: Harcourt, Charles James Stanton, 1877-1965 :Newscuttings. ca 1879-1927 Ref: PUBL-0107-001 Description: Drawing on a leaflet promoting temperance, titled `The Groggy Goddess of Liberty!', depicting a drunk statue of liberty, atop a stack of rum, gin, beer, whis...
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 ...
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...
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 From: Pearse, John, 1808-1882: [Album. 1851-1856] By: Ralph, Thomas Shearman (Dr), 1813-1891; Norman, Edmund, 1820-1875 Ref: E-455-f-030-1-1 Description: Key, listing the numbered features: Te Aro Pah, Thormium [phormium] tenax vulgarly called flax, Wellington Terrace, Noah's Ark or Plimmer's Wharf, Tinakori ...
Date: 1901 By: Plimmer, John, 1812-1905 Ref: MS-Papers-2005 Description: `The life of John Plimmer... ' was published for private circulation in 1901 and comprises reminiscences, letters to the press and verses by John Plimmer wit...
Date: 1905 From: [Ephemera and posters of around A3 size, issued in support of the campaign against the sale of liquor in New Zealand. 1800-1919] By: T E Fraser (Christchurch, N.Z.) Ref: Eph-C-ALCOHOL-Prohibition-1905-01 Description: Flier shows a statue of drunken Liberty (based on the figure of the Statue of Liberty), atop a stack of rum, gin, beer, whisky and wine barrels. Text above t...
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: 1852 From: British Library. Department of Manuscripts :Drawings and sketches illustrative of New Zealand. 1849-1850s. [Additional Manuscript 19954. File prints]. By: Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897; Ralph, Thomas Shearman (Dr), 1813-1891 Ref: E-144-044-1 Description: View from Mount Cook looking down to Te Aro Flat, Willis Street and Thorndon. Plimmer's Ark can be seen moored at the corner of Willis Street and Lambton Qua...
John Plimmer - Photographer unidentified
Date: [ca 1880s] From: S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives Ref: 1/1-018604-F Description: Head and shoulders portrait of John Plimmer, photographed circa 1880s. Photographer unidentified. Other - This copy negative was made at an unknown date by ...
Hiscocks, Ercildoune Frederick, fl 1899-1940s :Celebrities overlooked. Another injustice to the empire city. So many distiguished citizens, and not a single title sent this way. 1901
Date: 1901 By: Hiscocks, Eceldowne Frederick, 1879-; Simkin, Kate L, active 1930s-1950s Ref: A-130-012 Description: Caricatures, with captions, of prominent Wellington citizens, overlooked in the 1901 honours list. The include (top left) 'The father of Wellington' (John P...
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...
[Creator unknown] :Plan of the reclaimed land, Wellington. To be sold at public auction on Wednesday, 25th February, 1863 [ms map]. [1862].
Date: 1862 Ref: MapColl-832.4799gbbd/A/1862/Acc.14103 Description: Cadastral map showing part surveyed, numbered sections for sale on Customhouse Quay, Lambton Quay, and Harbour Street, Lambton Harbour, Wellington, highligh...
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...
Fireplace in John Plimmer's residence, Wellington
Date: 1958 From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: EP/1958/4524-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...