Dorset, John, 1807-1856

Came to New Zealand in the 'Tory', having been appointed principal surgeon to the New Zealand Company. Brother of William Dorset (1802-1877) who succeeded John as Member of the Provincial Council after his death. Early Wellington doctor, lived Lambton Quay. The first surgeon at Wellington Hospital (then sited where Wellington Girls' College now stands in Pipitea Street). Represented Wellington in the Provincial Council and was appointed provincial surgeon. Buried in the family plot at Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington. For further information see DNZB / Scholefield (Vol 1, p218) and Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Vol 1, p271)

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Date: 1942-1944, 1949, 1966, 1972, 1985-1986 Ref: MS-Papers-11994 Description: Contains assorted material relating to soldiers on service during World War Two, and the Dorset family of Wellington. World War Two material includes: an ori...
Date: 1839 - 1977 By: Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 Ref: C-028-058-a Description: Six men in a rowboat on the Wairoa River, with dense kauri forest on the opposite bank. The men include the artist, Colonel William Wakefield, and Drs John D...
[Hilliard, George Richard] b 1801 :[Panorama of Port Nicholson 1841. Part 5 Thorndon Quay and Bolton Row]
Date: 1841 From: [Hilliard, George Richard] b 1801 :[Panorama of Port Nicholson 1841] Ref: C-012-005-5 Description: Detailed drawing of Wellington waterfront showing position of houses and inscribed l to r Drs Dorset & Johnson, Hay & McCathy [i.e. Hay & McHattie's Stores],...
The Dorset family grave, plot 0312, 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-25600-30-F Description: The grave of the Dorset family at plot 0312, Bolton Street Cemetery. It was photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter, prior to its ...
Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Cowdie forest on the Wairoa River, Kaipara (Col. Wakefield proceeding to the Bay of Islands) / Chas Heaphy 1840.
Date: 1839 - 1840 By: Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918; New Zealand Company Ref: C-025-024 Description: Shows a still dark green river with a virgin kauri forest, low scrub and flax on its far bank. In the centre of the view is a row-boat, with Colonel William...
Wellington elections! At a numerous meeting ...the following resolutions were unanimously adopted...August 4, 1853.
Date: 1853 By: Wellington independent (Newspaper) Ref: Eph-D-POLITICS-Wellington-1853-01 Description: Text reports progress of meeting, and lists six candidates and 34 electors who comprised the committee. Other Titles - At a numerous meeting of the electors...
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Election of Dr John Dorset. At a meeting which took place at the Royal Hotel, on Tuesday evening last, the 2nd August ... the following names were proposed ... Wellington, August 2, 1853. Printed at the "Independent" Office.
Date: 1853 By: Wellington independent (Newspaper) Ref: Eph-D-POLITICS-Wellington-1853-02 Description: A poster listing those who support Dr John Dorset in his re-election to the Wellington Provincial Council. The poster is signed by Francis Jones (Chairman) a...
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Grand reform banquet. Demonstration in favour of the immediate establishment of representative institutions in this colony, to be held at the Britannia Saloon, on Thursday, the 1st March, 1849.
Date: 1849 By: Wellington independent (Newspaper) Ref: Eph-C-POLITICS-1849-01 Description: Chairman John Dorset. Vice Chairmen listed: Major Baker, J.P; Kenneth Bethune, Esq.; J Boddington, esq.; Captain E Daniell, J.P.; J. Johnston, esq.; James K...
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From: Alington, Margaret Hilda, 1920-2012 : Bolton Street Cemetery transcripts, notes and papers / compiled by Margaret Alington and others Ref: MS-Papers-2260-022 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1850-1901 From: Riddiford family : Papers Ref: fMS-Papers-5714-4 Description: Comprises draft deed between Alexander MacDonald, late of Wellington and presently in South Australia, John Dorset of Wellington and Harriot Riddiford, wife ...