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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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...
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: 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...
[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...
John Plimmer and dog
Date: 1903 Ref: 1/2-022917-F Description: John Plimmer and his dog Fritz, 1903. Photographer unidentified. Note on back of file print reads "Taken a few days before his 91st birthday" Quantity: 1 b...
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...
Date: 1900 From: Various artists :[Addresses presented to R. J. Seddon and Mrs Seddon. 1891-ca.1906] Ref: D-005-026 Description: Central text panel of praise mentioning Seddon's sending of troops to the Transvaal, and his parliamentary record. Photographic portrait inset at top left, a...
Date: [ca 1904-1912] From: New Zealand Founders' Society : Records Ref: MS-Papers-0227-09 Description: Clippings from the Evening Post and the New Zealand Times. Ludford's interests seemed to have been centred on Maori and early European history in the Wellin...
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: 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...
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...
Date: 1882 By: Daily advertiser and Wellington register (Newspaper); Hutchison, William, 1820-1905 Ref: A-095-026 Description: Head and shoulders portrait of 'The father of Wellington' in an oval cartouche Extended Title - Supplement to: The Daily Advertiser, Wellington, 31 March 18...
Date: 1844-1851, 1853 From: Martin, Thomas Frederic, 1852-1929 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0118-07 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [ca 1854-1911] From: Alington, Margaret Hilda, 1920-2012 : Bolton Street Cemetery transcripts, notes and papers / compiled by Margaret Alington and others Ref: MS-Papers-2260-061 Description: All individual or family surnames entered in Name Field Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: May 1890 From: Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1784-164 Description: Most correspondents identified and entered in the Name field Quantity: 1 folder(s).
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
Date: 10 March 1979 From: Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers By: Nicholson, John, active 1997 Ref: EP/1979/0844-F Description: Workmen with mobile crane relocating the gravestones of John Plimmer, Henry Blundell and Edward Gillon in Bolton Street Cemetery, alongside the Wellington U...
Date: 1849 - 1899 - 1920 - 1850 - 1900 - 1921 By: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: Curios-030-075 Description: Carved teak framework, padded leather covering on seat and padded and buttoned on back, brass castors. A brass plate on the back states: "The teak from whic...